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How Retirement Planning Can Leave You Feeling Like Goldilocks

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As we start contemplating our retirement, many of us will opt to move. Some of us will stay in the same town and move to smaller digs, others will finally move to that new dream location or someplace where our dollars will go further. Figuring out the perfect location is a big challenge and no one place is right for everyone. But, rest assured, there is a lid for every pot.

5 Questions Everyone With Aging Parents Needs To Ask

Justine Vogel | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Justine Vogel

We're not getting any younger -- neither are our parents. The older we get, the more we grow concerned about how old they're getting, and with that comes worry about 'what to do with mom and dad.'

5 Ways Boomers Will Transform The Business World Of The Future

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty

Much has been written about the influence of the baby boomer generation on our culture. Whenever there is a mass of people all wanting, needing or doi...

6 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

We may not want to admit it, but our own beliefs are often the biggest obstacle in the journey to financial freedom. Sometimes our own behaviors make ...

Loved Ones With Alzheimer's: The Cost of Care

Sean Kell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Sean Kell

Memory care, a care type providing unique and intensive assistance to seniors with dementia conditions, has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments of senior care options. It is also quite costly.

Dave Jamieson

Citizen Cane: Retired Democrats Face Harassment In A Billionaire's Republican Kingdom

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- When Francis and Frances Durr returned home from a trip to Disney World with their grandchildren in mid-October, they found a pi...

The Journey of Finding Senior Care and Housing: Nursing Homes and Beyond

Sean Kell | Posted 09.07.2012 | Fifty
Sean Kell

Whether a result of denial, limited personal resources or a lack of desire to plan ahead, there is a clear misconception among Americans of the choices available today. Here are some tips to help understand the variety of senior living options and how to assess which ones may be best suited for your loved one.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Pick A Retirement Community

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty

Vowing to never retire to an age-segregated retirement community is akin to the '60s pledge of never trusting anyone older than 30: It's something you...

Ben Hallman

Twilight in the Sunshine State: Florida's Vision of Boomer-Land

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

Retired submarine captain Don Hahnfeldt wouldn't put it this way, but eight years ago he came to Florida to die. "We moved 30 times over my career...

5 Ways To Survive (And Thrive) In A 55+ Community

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

My whole life I rejected suburban living, selecting instead a city life with neighborhoods that reflected interesting architecture, walking distance access to shops, entertainment and services. Not in my wildest nightmare had I imagined myself living in a 55-Plus Active Lifestyle community.

The New Way Seniors Are Staying Active

Kristen Stenerson | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Worried your parents might not be getting the exercise they need at their assisted living facility? Never fear! There's a growing trend of retirement ...

PHOTOS: 12 Great Retirement Homes From $89,000

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.29.2012 | Fifty

The question on the mind of many a midlifer is: Where can I afford to retire? The recession took a toll on our stock portfolios and a major bite into ...

Sexagenarians, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Post 50s Transform Retirement Communities

Orange Coast | Shawn Hubler | Posted 03.06.2012 | Fifty

Baby boomers are transforming Laguna Woods and other senior communities. Call them the Woodstuck Generation....

Choosing a Retirement Community Is No Easy Job

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 02.22.2012 | Fifty
Irvin G. Schorsch III

Selecting the right senior living community is an important decision that involves more than choosing a floor plan -- it's about security, quality of life and lifestyle.

Gay Architect Talks BOOM, His Forthcoming Oasis For LGBT Retirees

Jenn Kennedy | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenn Kennedy

If you have had the misfortune of touring facilities for those in their sunset years, I'm sure you've been underwhelmed. Architect Matthias Hollwich plans to change that with BOOM, a new LGBT community concept for those over 40.

Aging In Place: Helping People Stay In Their Neighborhoods Longer

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

VERONA, N.J. — Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O'Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in ...

Reinventing The Commune Spirit Of The '60s

AOL Real Estate | Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

The trend toward the "village" approach to aging in place is growing, says Nancy Thompson, senior media relations manager for AARP. She defines it as ...

LGBT Retirement Communities Are Latest Recession Victim

The New York Times | DAN FROSCH | Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

Like so many others who have settled here, Janice Gaynor and her partner, Barbara Cohn, wanted to retire somewhere where they could be themselves, whe...

Retirement 101: Active Retirees Flocking To College Towns

US News and World Report | Rachel Koning Beals | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

Not everyone loves hitting the links. And, as relaxing as surf sounds can be, even they become commonplace after awhile. Active retirees and seniors, ...

Baby Boomers Delay Retirement And Cities Gain, Census Reports

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Battered by recession, more older Americans are staying put in traditional big cities to hold onto jobs, creating slowdowns in popu...

One Foot in the Grave and One at the Movies

Claire Walter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Claire Walter

"Free Movie Night for Seniors" is being promoted to residents of Windsor Gardens, a retirement community on Alameda near Quebec. This monthly presenta...