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Senior Citizens

Low-Cost and Free Cell Phone Options for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or occasional calls, there are a number of inexpensive no contract plans you can get. Or, depending on your income level, there are also free cell phones and monthly airtime minutes you may qualify for.

What You Need To Know Before Ever Taking Another Sleeping Pill

The Society for Women’s Health Research | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
The Society for Women’s Health Research

In an effort to get a good night's sleep, Americans in vast numbers are taking OTC sleep aids frequently and sometimes in addition to prescription sleep aids. The frequency and the additive effects are a potent combination, especially for older Americans.

Why Senior Citizens Could Be The Next Frontier For Tech Companies

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

As tech companies focus on becoming faster, hipper and younger with their designs, they could be missing out on huge opportunities with a growing demo...

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi (big big arts festival) started on Friday and the town, its residents and its shops have all been spiffed up; the air of anticipation and the wandering tourists are both readily evident.

America: How We Look Now

Jessie Tromberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessie Tromberg

The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate American independence, always makes me remember the old Saturday Evening Post magazine with its cover paintings of idyllic American life. Last month -- on June 3, to be precise -- I believe I actually lived one of those covers.

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks... Says Who?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

It is sad but true that we often carry around burdens from the past way into our 40's, 50's and even 60's that have never been addressed or healed. Guilt. Shame. Old angers and resentment.

Take Control of Your Financial Future Now

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

As baby boomers and seniors advance toward retirement, one certainty is that fiduciary responsibility rests more closely than ever with individuals.

Italian Kitchens...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The kitchen is just so important to me, to Italy, to almost everyone I know. So, as I am sitting in my Spoleto kitchen looking out at the clouds and r...

Florida Fraudsters, Scammed Seniors and Lax Legislators

Jeff Joseph | Posted 06.18.2014 | Money
Jeff Joseph

This month, C-SPAN featured findings of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which is investigating a 13-year rap sheet of gold investment scams targeting Florida seniors. The two-hour event revealed that current CFTC regulatory efforts aren't working. And, more importantly, it revealed why.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

Treading the Line Between Good Intentions and Abuse

Chana Frid | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Chana Frid

June 15th is National Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Although elder abuse is a painful topic -- one we'd all prefer not to read about or discuss -- prevention requires awareness, so here goes.

Spoleto: First Impressions

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Stairs, everywhere! And, what did I expect, coming to a medieval hill town ("older than Rome", said a proud resident)?

'If You Are Lucky, You Get Old,' A Touching Photo Series On Aging And Still Dreaming

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

"If you are lucky, you get old," proclaims Freya Najade's ongoing photography project. As the title suggests, or merely hints at, the series consi...

Top Rated New Vehicles for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any credible resources that rate the best vehicles for older drivers? My wife and I are both in our seventies a...

Ancient Folks in Sicily

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Sicily continues to amaze me. The history here is so multi-layered and so ancient that I, from Boston with its proud and (very) young history, am overwhelmed and find it incomprehensible on many levels when faced with 8000 years or so of history.

Too Old to Drive? Think Again, Google to the Rescue.

Alicia Arnold | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Alicia Arnold

Independence is first and foremost in the American spirit. But, our society is at a crossroads. Within the next two decades 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over 65. This causes great debate when it comes to aging and driving.

Too Many Bras (and Other 'Unnecessaries')?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

When I came to Italy in September for my "senior year abroad," I brought a large suitcase and a medium-sized one, both full of items I thought were absolutely vital for my every-day life.

I Still Just Don't Understand

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I have been living my dream in Italy since September, so I have been watching and learning and trying hard to comprehend since then, with mixed succes...

When Does Old Age REALLY Start? New Study Has Answer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Not too long ago a study revealed that most people define old age as 68. What a difference a few years make. This week a new study found that old age...

Beauty and Art, Everywhere...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

In Florence, a city dense with beauty and stimulation, the shop windows are gorgeous and enticing.

Innovative New Programs to Combat Falls

Hilary Young | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Falls are not a rite of passage that comes with age; with a little bit of education and awareness, falls can be prevented. The trouble is finding an effective way to spread the word.

How to Help Seniors with Their Computer Issues from Far Away

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any computer software products that you know of that will let me help my parents with their computer issues from afar? ...

Must-see Movie: Cyber-Seniors

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Walking into the theater at the Movies for Grownups Film Festival, I expected Cyber-Seniors to be a dry, informative info-nugget on how the Internet could enhance the lives of the older set. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Bedtime Chores

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

First, I have to take my pills: one for blood pressure, fish oil that makes me burp like a mackerel-eating porpoise, and my chromium. It helps stabilize my blood sugar so I don't get diabetes. Great. Then I go pee.

Travel Discounts Available to Older Travelers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There is actually wide variety of travel discounts available to older travelers -- usually starting at either age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65.