iOS app Android app

Old People

Growing Up in Africa, I Couldn't Wait to Get Old

TueNight | Posted 04.12.2014 | Black Voices
TueNight

Alas, no one wants to get old in America. No one respects the years you have toiled, the adversities you have overcome, the sheer triumph of just being able to make it to the subway station at all, frail, shaking, fragile.

Older People's Brains May Be Slower, But Only Because They Know So Much

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

A new study from Germany has likened the memory abilities of older people to full hard drives: They don’t lose cognitive power over time; they just ...

The Power of Suggestion: Stay Positive About Aging

Rachel Adelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

In any case, my friends, maybe we should ease up on the memory jokes. They may be making matters worse... and remember that aging, if we're lucky, is universal. One day, it could be you at the butt end of that negative stereotype.

Play Ball! The Lifelong Power of Play

Rachel Adelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

What can we do to support our ability to play well into old age? Isn't it time to develop new games for older adults that go beyond such stimulating staples as Bingo?

Elders React To The Fox Song

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.20.2013 | Comedy

The Fine Brothers are back with yet another episode of "Elders React." This time they've got their victims watching Norwegian duo, Ylvis,' recent vira...

Grandpa's Pearls Of Wisdom

Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy

Remember when Mr. Forthright told us how to quit smoking? Well, now he's back to let us in on another little secret -- how to pass a drug test. Pr...

When You're The Oldest Guy At The Rock Concert

Peter Gerstenzang | Posted 06.20.2013 | Fifty

...

WATCH: Old People Tell Their 'Wildest' Stories

Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy

With Spring Break upon us, Jimmy Kimmel wondered whether today's younger generation is the first expected to go totally buck wild with stories they co...

If You Want Older People to Work Longer, You Have to Give Them Jobs

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business
Christina Patterson

We need people in "human resources" to realize that you're still "human" when you're over 50, and to be trained in how to recruit and train employees who are older than them.

Survey Reveals Strong Link Between Age, Religious Faith

Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/28/2012 05:24 PM EDT on LiveScience Across the world, people have varying levels of...

Old Woman Breaks Leg In Hospital, Staff Tell Her To Call Ambulance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - A review is underway at a Niagara Falls hospital after an elderly patient fell at the facility and was told to call an ambulance...

Watch: Jane Fonda Reveals Secrets Behind Her Sex Success (

Posted 10.22.2011 | Books

Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has revealed the secret behind how she maintains her sex drive in her seventies - testosterone. The fitness queen dedicated...

Senior Upset Or Elder Equanimity?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

How can we think about getting upset in a manner that might bring a level of serenity to our lives? The key is, I think, that we need to be responsible for what upsets us.

Nasty Nurses? Tell Me Something New

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some people, on hearing that old people in hospital were being left lying in their own faeces, or with open wounds that no one had put a bandage on, o...

Why Do Old People Like Coffee With Burgers?

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Josh Ozersky

...

Celebrating All Humanity: Confronting Ageism In Society And In The Church

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Faith communities must, for the sake of our own spiritual well-being, engage and be engaged by the power and possibilities of older congregants.

Japan Missing More Than 230,000 Centenarians

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — More than 230,000 Japanese citizens listed in government records as at least 100 years old can't be found and may have died long ago, ac...

Is Botox the New "Lipstick" Effect?

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Some of the dwindling affluent are cutting back on most luxuries, except for their Botox addiction. Botox has become de rigueur for the aging boomer babe.

Yes We Do: Sex During The Golden Years

New York Times | Nancy Price Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

What constitutes "sexually active" for a wife and husband who are 70 and 78 years old? A certain number of times a week, a month, a year? I haven't se...

Online Social Networks Empower Older People

nytimes.com | Stephanie Clifford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Like many older people, Paula Rice of Island City, Ky., has grown isolated in recent years. Her four grown children live in other states, her two marr...

Yoga: Even for the Disabled

Bea Ammidown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bea Ammidown

Yoga is all. It is everything, it is a process to unite and is about freedom. Physical, energetic, psycho-emotional, and spiritual healing means the freedom to be simply who we truly are.

Change for the Aged

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

At a time when our country is in a paroxysm of economic self-doubt and cleansing itself of corruption, it is tempting to equate what has come before with "old" and the incoming, the new, with "young".

Barack's Ballyhooed Youth Brigade Should Be Asking: "Dude, Where's My Congress?"

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

The 111th Congress, when it convenes on January 6th, will be the oldest in our nation's history. Each of the last five Congresses has, successively, set a new record as the oldest our country has ever seen.

This Election Don't Trust Anyone Under 30

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

Why, for God's sake, do politicians waste so much time and energy courting the young, one of the most politically worthless segments of the entire electorate?