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What We Learned Living In 20 Different Homes In 3 Years

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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.

How to Help Seniors with Their Computer Issues from Far Away

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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? ...

Rove, Benghazi Lift Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The GOP brand has become a foul-tasting stew of wars against women, insults against seniors, alienation of Hispanics, dog-whistle undertones of racism against blacks, abusive congressional hearings and internecine warfare of Republican against Republican. Thank you, Karl Rove.

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.