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Why One Retiree Spent Her Life Savings On A School Bus

OWN | Posted 12.05.2014 | OWN

At an age when most women are slowing down, 77-year-old Estella Pyfrom is just getting started. The Florida grandmother and retired teacher didn't opt...

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

A Guide to Finding Affordable Dental Care

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Finding affordable dental care can be challenging for seniors living on a tight budget. Most retirees lose their dental insurance after leaving the workplace. While there's no one solution to affordable dental car, there are a number of options that can help cut your costs.

Retirement Class Warfare Is Coming to America

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ab...

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

Matt Sheehan

Proof That Chinese Grandparents Are More Athletic Than You

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

BEIJING -- No treadmills, no iPods and no sweat-wicking fabrics. No protein shakes, no hot yoga and no Fitbit. Armed with just jungle gym equipment an...

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

5 Reasons Retirees Need Vacations Too

Next Avenue | Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine When someone works or is a student, taking time off to travel or relax at home is considered a neces...

How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Tighter rules on reverse mortgages that have recently gone into affect have made them harder to get, especially for seniors with heavy debt problems.

What 30-Year-Old Retirees Can Teach The Rest Of Us

Next Avenue | Greg Daugherty | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Greg Daugherty Many Americans today say they despair of ever being able to retire, let alone retire early. But a the...

Why People Are Still Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Older Couples Having Sex

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

In their youth, baby boomers were well known for breaking taboos, especially with regards to sexual behavior. Easier access to birth control and changing moral values contributed to that. Now that this generation is approaching retirement age, it appears that some of these attitudes have survived and influence how sex among older adults is viewed today.

The Cutest Hollywood Re-Enactments You'll Ever See

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Well this is too stinking cute! Proving you're never too old to live your dreams, a group of German retirees suited up to recreate famous movie scenes...

Michigan Seniors Will Feel the Pain of Governor Snyder's Insensitive Tax on Pensions

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 03.08.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

It must be the dogged CEO in him, the strict businessman who only sees the dollar figures and not the people behind those numbers. To me, that's the only explanation for Gov. Snyder's scheme to raise taxes on pensions for senior citizens across this great state.

Seniors Saving Big on Rx Drugs and Preventive Services Under Affordable Care Act

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Americans, including seniors, across the country are becoming more and more familiar with the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. More and more are sharing their stories with me. Certainly, Medicare beneficiaries are benefiting, but so are their loved ones.

RV Travel Tips for Beginners

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom RV travel offers have made them immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.

And What's Your Mother's Maiden Name?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Neale Godfrey

dentity theft can be accomplished as simply as someone getting information from your charge receipt or stealing your credit card. But, as more safeguards have been implemented, thieves have become more sophisticated.

Baby Boomers' Interest In Retiring Overseas Is Growing

InvestmentNews | Mary Beth Franklin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

It seems that interest in retiring overseas is growing as some aging baby boomers review their often-inadequate nest eggs and contemplate creative alt...

5 Great Seasonal Jobs For Post 50s

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Seasonal jobs are a great way for retirees to earn some extra income in a low-stress, no commitment setting. From working as an extra on the set of a ...

The 7 Prettiest Places To Retire in the U.S.

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Ashley Neglia | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty

Whether retirement is close at hand or on the horizon, imagine yourself in one of these picturesque cities. Make Your Golden Years Even More Glorio...

A Job in Paradise

Steve Gillman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Steve Gillman

Every day I work I am asked by passengers several times, "Aren't you too young to be a driver?" My biggest shock was discovering that I am indeed the youngest driver out of about sixty that make up the team. I'm a year shy of 50. The oldest drivers are in their eighties.

The Chained CPI: A Bad Deal for Our Seniors and Veterans

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

We must stand up for our seniors and veterans -- in New York and across the country -- and urge our lawmakers to reject any cuts to the benefits on which they rely, including raising the retirement age or slashing cost of living adjustments.

How to Choose a Medigap Supplemental Policy

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

f you're planning to choose original Medicare for your health coverage, getting a supplemental policy (also known as Medigap insurance) is a good idea if you can afford it, because it will help pay for things that aren't covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles.