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Must-see Movie: Cyber-Seniors

The GypsyNesters | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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.

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.

Mother's Day

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Celeste Carlucci

In my work teaching older adults, I listen to their issues, guide them in living healthier lives, and build their confidence to keep them moving strong. I feel I have an honored role. Together we sort out what matters most in their lives, and find solutions to help them live full, enriched, independent lives. In return, I receive their joy and wisdom.

A Mother's Day Reflection on Raising Good Men

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

This Mother's Day, give yourself and your sons a gift. Find time to talk and listen. Put down the smartphones, turn off the TV, share your insights and get some insight into their world.

How Medicare Covers Your Eyes

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Here's a breakdown of how original Medicare covers your eyes, along with some tips that can help you reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Elder Abuse and Older Americans Month: A Tribute to My Immigrant Mother

Robert Espinoza | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Two residents at my mother's nursing home in northern Colorado began overcrowding her table at dinner time, making it uncomfortable for her to sit or eat. And when she complained informally to a staff member, the couple launched a full-on assault.

To Heave or to Hold: 10 Things to Toss or Save This Spring

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

I am in awe of their tchotchke-free homes, but I could never be them. Reminders of my past--old letters, the kids' artwork, vacation souvenirs and the bad poetry of my angst-ridden teen years -- all make me smile.

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

More than 25 years of research has shown that walking may be the single best exercise you can do to improve your health. It burns calories (about 100 for every mile you walk) which will help you lose weight, it builds endurance, enhances muscle tone and it doesn't pound your joints.

Air Travel Tips for Seniors With Special Needs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Flying can be physically exhausting for anyone, but for seniors with health issues or physical limitations it can be extremely challenging. Here are a few tips that can help.

How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Tighter rules on reverse mortgages that have recently gone into affect have made them harder to get, especially for seniors with heavy debt problems.

Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are dozens of "personal sound amplification products" (PSAPs) that can help people hear better at a lower cost than most hearing aids, which can run up to $3,000 each. Here's a breakdown of some of the different PSAPs that can help.

Aging and Brain Injury Awareness Month

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I remember a friend once telling me after her mother died at the age of 85 that each year over the age of 80, her mother seemed to age five years. I now understand.

5 Ways to Move From College Rejection to Acceptance

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.

Only a Breath Away: Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Judy Santamaria | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Judy Santamaria

We've all been given the advice "take a deep breath" when experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety, and while that usually does the trick, many o...

Don't Wait to Try to Get Off a College Waitlist

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

First of all, congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.

How to Get Help With Medicare Decisions

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The options and choices available to Medicare beneficiaries today can be overwhelming. In addition to original Medicare (Part A and B) that has been around for 49 years, you also have the option of enrolling in a Part D prescription drug plan and a supplemental (Medigap) policy.

Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for Older Americans

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

At a recent forum I spoke with seniors who care about this issue. When I asked them why they thought seniors prefer the disembodied draw of the slot machine, one woman replied, "We don't want to be a burden on other gamblers. Well, we don't want to be a burden on anyone."

PSA Reveals The Singular Secret To Aging Gracefully

Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty

Aging isn't about wrinkles or graying hair, it's a state of mind, a new PSA reminds us. "There is no cure for aging, because aging isn't an illness," ...

High Self-Esteem Equals Fewer Health Problems For Seniors

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

A healthy body starts with a happy mind for seniors, a new study shows. Research led by Concordia University's Center for Research in Human Developmen...

Deja Vu in Ukraine

Judith Fein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

It wasn't like any other trip I've taken in my life. From the moment I arrived in Ukraine, I could feel the past under my feet, in front of me, behind...

Automobile Aids That Can Help Elderly Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

To help keep older drivers safe and extend their driving years, there are a number of affordable products you can purchase today that can easily be added to your mom's vehicle to help with many different needs. Here are several to consider.

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here's what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.

Disincentivizing Work and Hurting Seniors: The Reality of Obama's Agenda

John Murray | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
John Murray

As we enter March, the nightmare that is Obamacare continues to seek and destroy the pocketbooks of hardworking Americans. Just recently, Americans h...

2014 Tax Season Filing Requirements for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year depends on your gross income, as well as your filing status and age.

How to Tell if You Have Prediabetes

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Underlying today's growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a much larger epidemic called prediabetes, which is when the blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes