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Old Age

Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.

Dear Me on My Deathbed

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Bino A. Realuyo

There are some of us who, because of our cultural backgrounds, are expected to walk certain paths even if we cast nary a shadow there. And we continue walking on these life paths even if we don't see the light.

'Getting Old Sucks!'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

My father has only been truly old, as defined by his health and functioning, for perhaps five years, yet he was young and vigorous for decades before that. It takes time for perception to catch up with reality, but I'm not sure it ever does.

Old Age: What's the Secret?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Weinstein

You're getting older, and so am I. When you accept a troublesome fact, you're that much closer to being at peace with it. And that's something worth celebrating.

Women of a Certain Age

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

An examination of life looking back from a mature age is at the center of The Last First Day by Carrie Brown and I Married You For Happiness by Lily Tuck. The authors avoid the easy take on growing old.

Do You Have 'The Little Blue Book' in Your House?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you are wondering what I'm talking about, it is for you that I am writing this blog! Here's the bottom line: We were all born one moment of one day...

Conjuring Up My Dead Relatives

Lisa Meritz | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Yes, I'd love to see my father when I walk by his old bar, but I have to admit that, in 2013, not seeing him is good. Though it sometimes hurts, it means I still can tell the difference between the living and the dead.

Want to Feel Good About Being Old? See Red 2

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

I think that our time has come in Hollywood, and more and more movies will be made celebrating the refusal of Baby Boomers to slip politely into the crevices reserved for the old in our society.

Imagine a Future Where We Record Our Own Deaths on Tiny Video Cameras Implanted in Our Foreheads

Justin Nobel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Justin Nobel

As radical as this all might seem to you now, just remember, the future is impossible to predict, but utterly inevitable.

Tell It Like It Is

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

He backed up a couple of steps, held the door open for me, and, with a smile, said, "You first, old man." When I tell my friends about this, they say, "That was really an unkind thing for him to say." But I tell my family and friends how much I appreciated his comment, because it reflected the truth.

Dare to Be 100: How Old Is Old?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

To be 500 is not old if you are a tree. But for us humans, a different calendar applies. A good place to start in addressing this question is to refl...

Indicators That You're Behaving Like an Old Person

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.07.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Any form of running water and you to hope to God you've worn those panty liners.

Getting Physical, Geriatric Style

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.07.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

For the past month I've been in Australia where I've had the honor of looking after my darling, aging mum. In an effort to keep her social and supple, I've taken her to a couple of geriatric exercise classes where all walkers are abandoned, best clothes are donned, and comments are rampant.

Remembering Luis: Fields of Barley, Fields of Gold

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

I'm going to be brave here and tell you exactly what I fear about my dating life now that I'm over 50. I'm terrified there's no one out there for me. That no one who can put up with my nuttiness, my anxieties, my insecurities, my moodiness.

What Is the Greatest Threat to Japan's Health?

渋谷健司 | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
渋谷健司

For the last 20 years, Japan has been ranked number one in the world with respect to both life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. But Japan should not be complacent simply because of its high life expectancy.

Posture Key For Predicting Your Risk Of This In Old Age

Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

The shape of a person's spinal column may predict their risk for disability in old age, and thus their need for home assistance, new research has foun...

The 3 Women Who Make Me Feel Good About Old Age

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Maddy Dychtwald

Who are your elder heroes? Who inspires you on the next stage of our life journey?

Fish Fries: A Wake-up Reminder

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
William B. Bradshaw

This being the Lenten season, many Roman Catholic parishes have Friday evening fish fries. They are social events open to the public. For years, memb...

"Cheap Funeral and Good Party": An Amazing Final Gift

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Although we still had some hope, we knew the end was getting close as she penned her final messages to us. The first was "Go get beer and pizza on me." The second was "I was lucky to have all of you." As we got ready to leave the hospital, my mother gave us her last gift.

How Old Are You, Really?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Whatever you call it -- your soul, your heart, or your Buddha nature -- I believe it's the essence of our true selves, that place of clarity, kindness, and purity that never changes.

To Be Loved Like a Dog

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Sarah Hodgson

As a dog trainer, I've spent the last quarter of a century training dogs and influencing their people. As a wife and mom with two young kids, I'm doing pretty much the same thing.

Are We Getting Dumber With Age?

Deborah Gaines | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

If you're like me, you've already experienced some of the difficulties associated with aging: weird moles, sagging everything, the death of people you love. I've been comforted by the fact that, any day now, I will wake up bathed in the glow of wisdom that is supposed to be the payoff for all this crap. Instead, I seem to be getting dumber.

My Dog and I Are Growing Old Together and Things Are Getting a Little 'Ruff'

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Fred Lundgren

Fred and I have spent almost every day together since he was weaned by his mother. At the Lundgren home, we are known as "Big Fred" and "Little Fred," but we both come to attention whenever my wife calls our name.

At Last, Some Films That Acknowledge That People Get Old

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

Yes, people do get old, though you wouldn't normally know it from films. But at the moment, if you choose carefully, you might.

In Praise of McGovern, Prairie Sage

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

When he passed away at the age of 90 on October 21st of this year, McGovern was eloquently praised by individuals from across the political spectrum.