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Struggling to Find Answers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Each year as I go through a reawakening to these seemingly tragic situations, I always come back to the same conclusion: although I do not understand why certain things happen, as a man of faith I believe that the world has been created by Almighty God and that he is a kind, benevolent, and all-knowing God.

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.

Casinos: New York's Bleak New Senior Center?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Sadly, most seniors there are like seniors nationally who rank casino gambling as a favorite past-time. In 2012, over 50 percent of those frequenting a casino were over-50.

7 Lessons Learned After Mom Fell

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Sometimes the very ground you walk on can feel pretty shaky when your stable life is marred by a fall.

To Curb Medicaid Spending Tomorrow, Invest in Housing Today

Terri Ludwig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

As more states look to revamp their Medicaid programs in the coming months, we urge them to balance the rising need to care for low-income people and aging adults with a long-term goal of controlling healthcare and other spending.

Senior Actors Are Still Dreaming

Timothy Carpenter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Timothy Carpenter

Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, may be about the vagaries of love, but it's also about the difference between appearance and reality, and the fragility of identity -- themes that are relatable for all ages, but perhaps most poignantly so for seniors.

INFOGRAPHIC: Californians vs. Americans on Aging

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 12.23.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Compared to the rest of the country, Californians age 40 and older are more concerned about a range of aging issues and substantially more supportive of government initiatives to address long-term care needs for seniors.

A Husband Reveals The Real Secret To A Happy Marriage

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Living in Seattle can be weather challenging at times, so being the good planner that I am I booked a trip for my wife, some friends and me for a week in sunny Europe. A week before the trip my wife asked me if I really wanted to go and went on to ask if I would consider canceling.

How to Safely Dispose of Unused Medicines

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.07.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The safest and most responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired, medications is to take it to a medicine take-back event. And the next prime opportunity to do this is on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is slated for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Golden Opportunity of the Silver Tsunami

William Daroff | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
William Daroff

As we face what's become known as the silver tsunami, the aging of the 77 million American baby boomers, soaring long-term care costs will leverage the future for our children and grandchildren by putting their own American dream at risk.

Young, Old and In Between Equals Success

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.28.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

When I was a young adult and thought I had all the answers to life, and yet was looking for more information that might give me a leg up on success, I...

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 ...