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Finding Love At First Click

New York TImes | Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

NATALIE FRIEND, a marketing contractor at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was 65 and twice divorced when she decided to try online datin...

Substance, Behavioral Addictions Among Boomers Set To Triple By 2020

Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

The aging boomer population -- which is now facing financial strain, job loss, declining health, and grieving the death of a parent -- has some addict...

WATCH: Rita Wilson Talks 'Parenting Our Parents' And Huff/Post50

Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

As you may have heard, The Huffington Post debuted Huff/Post 50, a new site for the Baby Boomer generation that launched on Monday. Rita Wilson, wr...

A Missouri Value

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Across the country, Social Security and Medicare are an integral part of sustaining millions of seniors' health and dignity. Unfortunately, some misguided politicians in Washington don't understand the value of these protections.

My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy!

Kathy Barthel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Kathy Barthel

Your parents have always been the adults. They raised you. They dealt with illnesses, job losses and money issues. They did it all. Now you've become their caregiver.

B-4 Retiree Visas

Andy Schupak | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Andy Schupak

Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer believes it would be beneficial to extend visitor visa benefits to foreign retirees wishing to reside in the United States.

Illinois' Low-Income Heating Aid Faces Likely Drastic Cuts

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

Low-income individuals, senior citizens and the disabled are being warned by the state to apply as early as possible for state and federal assistance ...

'Seniors Ride Free' To Expire For Most 65-Plus Transit Riders

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Beginning next week, many senior citizens will lose access to the program providing free rides for qualifying passengers on Metra, CTA and Pace. The f...

Making a Difference: August Is Immunization Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With children and adults going back to school in the fall, many schools require immunizations to be up to date in order to enroll. The purpose of Immunization Awareness Month is to promote the benefits of immunization.

Debt-Ceiling Madness Has to Stop -- Call Congress Now.

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Our nation's politics have historically been held together by core values about putting country above party, about working together for the common good, especially in times of crisis. The House Republicans are tossing those values out the window.

Bringing Style To Senior Citizens

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Face it: With each tick-tock of the clock, you're getting older. Aging is something many fear, but it's inevitable. But the three women behind Omhu ar...

Social Workers: Giving Voice, Navigating The System, Reclaiming Lives

Ilaina Edison | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Ilaina Edison

"I think of my job as giving voice to people who have none," says Sherri, a social worker. As the former baby boomers turn 65, who will be there to assist a generation through a milestone?

St. Barnabas Senior Services Continues to Make an Impact Amidst Budget Battle

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Gabrielle Canon

St. Barnabas provides a community for those who need daily assistance and enables participants to enjoy a greater quality of life, increased independence, and the opportunity to grow in a social family environment.

Caregivers Provide $450 Billion In Annual Unpaid Labor: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Family caregivers performed about $450 billion worth of unpaid labor in the U.S. in 2009, a new study from the AARP has found, according to NPR. Th...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Theodore Roszak, Who Defined Boomer Culture, Dies as American Vision Fades

Paul Kleyman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Kleyman

Ted Roszak understood the fallacies of bipartisan deal-making as well as any social historian. He chronicled the arc of my baby boom generation from his books and was an original thinker.

Style Advice From the Silver-Haired Set

Ari Cohen | Posted 09.11.2011 | Style
Ari Cohen

At 99, Rose lives life to the fullest and goes out almost every single night. Her advice is,"Don't be afraid to tell your age, that's silly. Be proud of your age."

"Surfing" At Sixty

Colleen Turner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Women
Colleen Turner

What better way to celebrate turning 60 than by surfing? Although I am so out of shape, and the "barnacles" growing on my spine make my shoulder hurt. Then again, at my age, who doesn't have something falling apart?

Craig Huey's Scam-dalous Past

Joe Trippi | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

It's no coincidence that the most insulting ad I've ever seen in politics was made in support of Craig Huey.

It's Time to Burn My AARP Card

Eric Kingson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Eric Kingson

AARP's position is extremely damaging to the future of Social Security and to the many baby boomers it is working hard to entice into its membership.

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

WATCH: 23 Awesome Graduation Fails

The Huffington Post | Jocelyn Richard | Posted 08.13.2011 | Comedy

In 2011, an estimated 3.1 million young adults will climb the precipitous bleacher steps to adulthood by graduating from high school. Unfortunately, t...

Life and Style Tips From a 99-Year-Old Fashion Plate

Ari Cohen | Posted 08.07.2011 | Style
Ari Cohen

Take care of your feet and wear good shoes, but when you are going out for a night on the town "Fashion comes before comfort." At 98, Rose goes out every single night!

The Greedy Geezers Libel

Caryl Rivers | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

We seniors are part of a generation that marched, and protested and worked to change the nation, mostly for the better. So don't expect us to take this libel lying down.

WATCH: The Greatest Valedictorian Speech Ever

Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy

Do you remember your high school valedictorian? If you do, do you remember his or her graduation speech? No, right? Well, Alaine Caudle of Doniphan We...