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Medicare Part D Is Working for Seniors

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

Since its enactment 10 years ago, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, also known as Part D, has been one of the federal government's greatest successes.

Zen: Buddhist B & B in Hakalau

Dawn Morais | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

As evening falls, the warm afternoon begins to mellow into cooler night. We catch the last light, walking down the road past the rainforest, the gentle sound of temple bells receding.

Caregiver Skills, Emotional Bond and Safety Are Keys to Satisfaction with Long-Term Care

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

While cost will likely remain as a top tier issue in delivering long-term care, quality from the person's perspective matters, regardless of who pays for the care

Hard Work

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

If you met me at the age of 14 you would have voted me the least likely person to become a CEO of a multi-million dollar company. I have to be honest and say it is those jobs, those experiences and that sweat that led me to this path and this success.

Computers Designed Specifically for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually several companies who make and sell computers designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience. Here are some top options to check out.

Helping Aging Parents Stay in Their Homes

Women & Co | Posted 11.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Women & Co

There are lots of things adult children of seniors can do to make their parents' homes safer and more accessible, regardless of how much -- or how little -- the family can afford to spend.

Channelling Mr. Bean, Bozo the Clown and Jerry Lewis around the World: Dispatches From the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

At age 77 is it time at last to retire my sneakers and wind up my travels? No way! The sneakers perhaps, but I'll just get a new pair. I'm having much too much fun, thank you very much.

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Celebrate Labor Day the Right Way: Organize! And Empower Young Workers

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

This Labor Day, I hope you take a moment to honor those who came before you and consider how you can inspire and support younger generations in their struggles for justice at work and for their future retirement.

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

99-Year-Old Reddit User Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty

On Aug. 13 a 99-year-old woman started a question-and-answer session on social news site Reddit with the help of her great-granddaughter. Questions po...

Seniors and the Heat: Staying Cool in High Temperatures

Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born

As the summer months continue to heat up, staying healthy in increasingly high temperatures is an issue facing many elderly people and the loved ones who care for them.

Shingles Vaccine Protects Seniors and Is Covered by Medicare

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Older adults who get the shingles vaccine can actually cut their risk of getting the painful condition in half, and those that do happen to get it are likely to have a milder case if they've been inoculated.

Key Group May Be Souring On Republican Party

The Atlantic | Molly Ball | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

As bad as things get for Republicans -- with women, with minorities, with youths -- there's always been one group they can count on: the old. But now ...

Focusing on the Future of Senior Housing

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Dwayne J. Clark

When my career began 28 years ago, the assisted living concept was first introduced because family members demanded an alternative to medical institutions and nursing homes.

Strengthening Medicare and Medicaid Today and for Tomorrow

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Medicaid expansion is a critical piece of the puzzle to ensure more Americans get the care they need. Expanding Medicaid also reduces the burden of uncompensated care. It injects significant resources into your local economies and local hospitals.

Rural America, Poverty, and Why the Farm Bill Matters

Tori Taylor | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

I grew up in rural North Carolina. I have seen the impact that America's farmers have on our economy and our culture. And as someone whose family has benefited from nutrition assistance in the past, I understand on a personal level the importance of the farm bill.

How To Retire -- Without The Stress

HeartMath LLC | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

This is an opportunity to really look deeply. What do you want to do with your newfound time? Look for the intersection of common sense and what will nurture you.

Summertime Heat Poses Special Risks to Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Most people don't realize that extreme summer heat causes thousands of heat-related illnesses in the U.S. each year, and kills more people than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined.

Debt Counseling Programs Can Help Seniors with Financial Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of free and low-cost resources available today that can help seniors who are struggling with credit card and/or mortgage debt.

How to Choose a Home Stair Lift

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

A good home stair lift is a wonderful solution for seniors with mobility issues who have trouble with steps.

What Long-Term Care Will REALLY Cost You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Most Americans aren't even thinking about it, but the numbers say we should be. While the costs and the means to pay for long-term care can be daun...

What to Consider Before Joining a Clinical Trial

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in clinical trials in hopes of gaining access to the latest, and possibly greatest, but not yet on the market treatments for all types of illnesses.

Making a Difference by Making Mental Health and Geriatrics Care a National Priority

Robyn Stone | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

Aging Americans who have mental health needs are indeed an invisible group -- and they can use all the help we can give them.

Things To Do At 68: The 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

It was midnight before my very first (and the 30th Annual) Coney Island Mermaid Parade when I discovered I was going to have to wear a costume if I intended to film it. "You can't look normal," a friend said. "Be a pirate!"