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Seniors

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!"

Repositioning Cruises - A Travel Bargain for Retirees

Lynne Martin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

Most cruise companies relocate their equipment twice a year, moving them from one warm, inviting climate to another, and they cost between thirty and seventy percent less than in-season cruises.

Teaching Senior Fitness an Unexpected Joy

Jan Angilella | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Jan Angilella

Milestones are getting out of chair with less pain, reaching for something on a high shelf, putting on a coat or a seat belt with ease, or even tossing a ball with a grandchild that are the markers of success.

Finding the Right Senior Housing Fit

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

When you are shopping for assistance and care for your aging parent(s), it shouldn't matter if a senior housing company owns 20,000 buildings or 50. All that matters is your family member finds the best fit for their individual personal and care needs.

How to Spot and Prevent Senior Financial Fraud

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Spotting a scam or a con artist is not always easy to do. They range from shady financial advisers to slick-talking telemarketers to professional caregivers and relatives who steal from the very people they're supposed to be looking after.

The Silver Tsunami Is Coming, Are We Ready?

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I am 52 years-old. I am unemployed. I lost my house to foreclosure back in 2008. Heck, I lost everything in 2008. I have high debt because of student...

White Lies: When Fibbing Is... Therapeutic?

Dr. Amy D'Aprix | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Amy D'Aprix

When it comes to caring for your loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia, honesty may not always be the best policy.

Simple Television Remotes Designed for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several universal TV remotes available today that are specifically designed for seniors and the technically challenged. These remote controls have bigger buttons and fewer options that make them much easier to see, program and operate.

How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. But, it's important to know that many herbs can also cause side effects and can interact with prescription medications.

Aging Begins at the Beginning

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Working around seniors my entire adult life, I have often wondered, When do people become "Senior?" Is there a magic day or age? Yes, I know you get your AARP Card at 50, and yes, social security eligibility arrives at 62. But when does it really start?

Senior Corps: Making a Difference for Generations

Wendy Spencer | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

For generations, seniors have been making a powerful impact in their communities, and their service is more important now than ever. Let us pay a special tribute to these remarkable seniors, who do so much to improve our communities and nation.

Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay at Home

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're worrying about your mom falling and needing help, one of the most frequently used products over the years for seniors living alone is a medical alert device -- also known as a personal emergency response system, or PERS.

Disputes Benefit Seniors At The Expense Of Others

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of g...

Let Life Insurance Lapse at Your Own Risk

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

Individuals pay hundreds of millions of dollars into life insurance every year, yet four out of 10 seniors lapse or surrender their policies before they receive any payout.