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Geezer Masters Techno-Speak

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Fran Moreland Johns

Technology, for anyone born after 1980, is part of your language. But the rest of us? It's like learning to speak in tongues. And learning curves do not always move smoothly upward.

What Every Caregiver Needs To Know About The Healthcare System

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I'm a senior trying to care for an even more senior parent. There are lots of us. We are grandparents who are struggling through our "golden years," some of us still working far beyond age 65. Many of us are trying to be good "children" for our parents at the same time we are trying to be present in the lives of our grandkids. It's a tough, multi-generational balancing act.

How to Get a Medicare-Covered Power Scooter or Wheelchair

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore.

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

Is Life Insurance Needed in Retirement?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While many retirees choose to stop paying their life insurance premiums when they no longer have young families to take care of, there are a few reasons you may still want to keep your policy.

Hospice Healing: Care in the Palm of Your Hand

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

When Kei Okada maneuvered his bike through the streets of Manhattan one morning recently, he had a lot on his mind, including the vehicles whizzing ar...

Jewelry For a Fallen Woman

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Sybil Adelman Sage

I finger my diamond-studded Bicego necklace, reluctant to replace it with jewelry even if it connects me to 911. Without seeing it, I know it's not an item that will cause friends to ask, "Where did you get that?"

ACA Might Be Unpopular With Seniors, but Most of Them Sure Get a Lot Out of It

Bob Semro | Posted 08.11.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. And yet it remains unpopular, even among seniors, many of whom have been seeing tangible benefits since the law passed in 2010.

How to Find the Best Reacher Grabber Tool

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground?

What Computer Geeks Taught Me About the Future of Aging

Robyn Stone | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Robyn Stone

Sometime in the near future, our nation may not have enough qualified workers to serve every older American who needs services and supports. That's more than a little scary, especially for baby boomers who are turning 65 at the rate of about 10,000 a day. I am one of those baby boomers. But I'm not scared anymore.

Food Assistance Programs Can Help Seniors in Need

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

It's hard to imagine that a government program serving more than 46 million Americans each month is considered severely underutilized. But that's the reality of the federal Food Stamp Program when it comes to serving seniors.

Senior Organizations That Appeal to Conservatives

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

For seniors that are anti-AARP, there are numerous conservative leaning groups that you can join that may better represent your views, and most of them offer discount benefits too. Here are several to look into.

Ergonomic Tools That Can Ease Gardening Pains

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There's no doubt that gardening can be tough on an aging body. Garden work often requires a lot of repetitive stooping, squatting, kneeling, gripping and lifting, which can lead to back and knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and various other injuries.

'Swingin' Seniors' Volunteer Their Retirement Hours To Build Homes For Needy Families

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News

Gary Jones, does not let his days in retirement pass idly by. Two days out of the week he's hammering nails, laying down foundation and building homes...

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.

86-Year-Old Granted Wish for Party Cruise

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Twilight Wish, a nonprofit focused on the needs -- and desires -- of low-income senior citizens, is the first national wish granting organization specifically aimed at the elderly.

Yagana Shah

WATCH: Man's Adorable Jig To Wife's Music Will Make Your Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

If you thought nothing could beat the fireworks and passion of a new relationship, think again. This adorable older couple proves the spark can very m...

What We Learned Living In 20 Different Homes In 3 Years

Lynne Martin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

Imagine learning to cook in 20 different kitchens, operate 20 different washing machines and TVs, find the 20 best bus stops, subway stations, ferries or taxi stands, all without speaking the native language!

Senior Identity Theft Is On The Rise: How to Protect Yourself

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
NextAdvisor.com

In the past, people in their 20's have reported the most identity theft complaints to the FTC. However, in the past three years, there has been a shift from 20-somethings to people ages 50 and older.

Kim Bellware

How The World Cup Made These Chicago Seniors And Brazilian Students Internet Buddies

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO -- Ruth Bamford is excited about the U.S. soccer team's recent World Cup victory in Brazil, so much so that the 86-year-old has team USA's rem...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.17.2014 | 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.

Learning to Embrace Empowerment in the Last Chapter of Life

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

It was Georgia's* 90th birthday party. Unlike several of the other guests (who were at least two decades younger), she was lively, bright and full of...

Treading the Line Between Good Intentions and Abuse

Chana Frid | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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.

Top Rated New Vehicles for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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...

Reinvest in California Seniors to Boost Local Economies

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 08.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Henry A. J. Ramos

More than 68 percent of Californians say that poverty is a critical issue for the state to address, and majority support restoring the social safety net.