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Preparing for Death

Philip Seymour Hoffman Reminds Us That 'Death Has Its Own Schedule'

Posted 02.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has caused an outpouring of grief from those mourning an Academy Award-winning actor who is "gone too soon." B...

Finding a Role Model: It's Never Too Late

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

We usually think of role models as those we admire and wish to emulate in our youth. I found mine as I approached 70 years of age. Marty taught we how best to live the rest of my life.

First Words About Last Wishes: The Conversation Project

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

We had never discussed my mother's wishes. She was so full of life and physically healthy that I suspect we shared a kind of magical thinking -- she would go on forever, and talking about death would break the spell. Now I am thinking about health proxies and last wishes for myself.

The Topic that Leaves This Baby Boomer Speechless Every Time

Beverly Mahone | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Beverly Mahone

I'm a communicator. I can hold my own in practically any conversation but there is one subject that stops me dead in my tracks every time...

Most Post50s Do Not Have Living Wills: Poll

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON — Many baby boomers don't have end-of-life legal documents such as a living will – and some say it's because they feel healthy ...