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Senior Centers

Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

The American public's cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. The most recent example of this was the signing into law of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Obama yesterday, July 22.

Aging Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Aging single isn't the easiest challenge many people will face, but if that's you, look around and you'll find this is a good time to do it.

Casinos for Seniors: Full of Sound and Light, Signifying Emptiness

John Culhane | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
John Culhane

How do we hope our aging parents will spend their time? How do we hope to spend our time once we retire from our jobs and have the free time many of us routinely whine about not having? Casino gambling, it turns out, is the answer for many millions of seniors. And it's dismal.

Are You Ready for a Senior Center?

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

New to town, eager to meet people and explore new activities in my post-retirement era, I searched the local newspaper for clues to previously unexplored terrain.

Casinos: New York's Bleak New Senior Center?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Sadly, most seniors there are like seniors nationally who rank casino gambling as a favorite past-time. In 2012, over 50 percent of those frequenting a casino were over-50.

Curriculum for the Ages -- How do you Measure This?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Our students realized that the distance between age 10 and 90 is only an arm's length, if you open your heart and mind.

Why on Earth Is Bill Thompson Smiling?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Given Thompson's financial disadvantage, losing by a respectable margin to Bloomberg can be spun as a moral victory, so in a sense Thompson can't lose. But his people think they can win.