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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.

Making Time When Time Is Short, and Other Insights From a New End-of-Life-Care Nurse

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

This is National Nurses Week, and a perfect moment to highlight the special training, ability and insights that distinguish hospice nurses in truly remarkable ways.

8 Simple Steps To Guard Against Identity Theft When You Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.05.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Most people don't realize that when you travel, your risk of identity theft increases. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself while you're away.

Senioritis and 'Soiling-the-Nest:' 3 Coping Tips for Parents

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Ann Rasmussen

Second semester Senior year brings out the worst and most complicated in all of us, parents and teens alike. Why? Our identities, roles and relationships suffer a seismic shift when a child leaves home.

Our Mothers

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Men are constantly trying to relate to what it is like being a mom... but we really have no idea. Let's start with early pregnancy and the potential...

Chained CPI Cuts Average Social Security Benefits by $15,615 - Even With Bump-Up for Older Retirees

Ben Veghte | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

Seventy-seven million baby boomers have entered or are approaching retirement. Social Security will make up the bulk of the income most of these seniors will have at their disposal. As our private retirement system continues to underperform and Medicare premiums rise, cutting Social Security COLAs based on a false premise is bad policy.

No Social Security Cuts

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Democrats should fight for jobs programs and pay equity for women, not fight to cut Social Security. Democrats should realize that when the winds of national opinion are at our back, it is folly to sail against these winds and disaster to downsize the legacy of our party.

How to Shop for a Hearing Aid

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With so many choices and options available today, shopping for a hearing aid that meets your needs, lifestyle and budget can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help you locate a good hearing aid provider and choose an appropriate aid.

What To Watch For With Your Aging Parents

Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber It’s a delicate balance between being overbearing and dangerously disconnected Last week we ran ...

How to Choose a Medigap Supplemental Policy

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

f you're planning to choose original Medicare for your health coverage, getting a supplemental policy (also known as Medigap insurance) is a good idea if you can afford it, because it will help pay for things that aren't covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles.

Men Over 50: May I Give You Some Dating Advice?

Joan Price | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

I've been dabbling in online dating, and I'm actually enjoying it. I realize that my enjoyment goes hand in hand with not having anything at stake, no enormous expectations. I'm not looking to replace my beloved husband, who died in 2008. (That would be impossible.) I don't need to find someone to give my life meaning and joy, because my life already has meaning and joy.

A Gay Son and His Dad: "Why I am an Aging Advocate"

Bryan Pacheco | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Bryan Pacheco

"Dad, I'm gay. Please don't hate me," I said. He responded, "I love you no matter what. And I'm happy you're out now and can be yourself. I always knew you were gay. I was just waiting for you to feel comfortable enough to tell me."

New TV Show Wonders If 'Juniors' And 'Seniors' Can Get Along

Posted 04.03.2013 | Fifty

Multigenerational homes are definitely a reality for many Americans -- so we guess it makes sense that television producers would want to base a reali...

Working for the Tax Man? For Grandfamilies, Not Anymore

Donna M. Butts | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Books, magazines and online articles abound with ideas for bringing older and younger generations together in activities that promote bonding between the ages. But who would have thought that a tax preparation event would do that -- and pay big dividends for those who took part?

Home Health Aides: Clustered Together for Better Care

Marki Flannery | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

To encourage excellence and longevity on the job, we must find ways to support home health aides in this booming field.