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How to Find and Hire a Good Home Care Worker

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Finding a good in-home caregiver that's dependable, likeable, trustworthy and affordable can be challenging, to say the least. Here are some tips and resources that can help.

Financial Considerations for Remarrying Later in Life

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.26.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Getting remarried later in life can actually bring about a host of financial and legal issues that are much different and more complicated than they are for younger couples just starting out. Here are some common problem areas you need to think about, and some tips and resources that can help.

Deputize Me, Please!

Myra Demeter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

The city of Shaoyang in China has it right! They capitalized on the fact that they had a considerable population of elderly citizens with free time. They authorized these seniors to give tickets for minor violations and offered a financial incentive -- seniors may keep 80% of the fines.

Can Social Security Checks be Garnished?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on who you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can't touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here's what you should know.

Part D "Rebates" Go Against the Spirit of the Medicare Program

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

As they grapple with a balanced strategy for addressing the deficit, members of Congress would be wise to think twice about altering one government program that is saving money and is widely popular among those it serves.

Taking Stock of a Loved One's Health Over the Holidays

Sean Kell | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Sean Kell

While this is a time for reconnecting and sharing special moments, it's also a time when issues related to aging and health come to the forefront as family members recognize a change in the wellness and safety of their loved ones.

WATCH: A Mock Eulogy On 'Golden Sisters'

OWN | Posted 12.15.2012 | OWN

The "Golden Sisters" are the three senior sisters who shot to fame after a web video of them watching a celebrity sex tape went viral. Now, Mary, Jos...

The Comfort of Growing Older

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

When I was in the 20s and 30s, a million questions filled my head -- would I get married, have kids, could I make a career out of writing, would I be promoted, would they like what I've written, would I lose my job, buy a house? All that noise made it tough to see the forests from the trees.

How to Find a Lost Pension

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

How does one go about tracking down a lost pension? About 35 years ago, I worked at a manufacturing company for a few years that offered employee pensions, and I want to find out if I'm eligible for any money now that I'm about to retire.

Why the Time is Right for Housing Plus Services

Robyn Stone | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

The local community -- whether it is a city, town, county or neighborhood -- plays a major role in allowing seniors to remain independent.

Resources for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My husband and I are both in our 60's and are interested in making some modest changes to our home to make it more practical and senior-friendly, but aren't sure what to do. What resources can you recommend to help us figure this out?

Vaccination Options for Seniors This Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this flu season?

Unknown, Unnoticed and Unreported: Recognizing Elderly Abuse

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

She felt scared and alone. She was ashamed and embarrassed for the actions of her son. Her health, which was stable weeks before, started to experience a systemic decline -- physically and mentally.

One Way To Insure You Won't Outlive Your Money

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.27.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

What can you tell me about longevity annuities? I come from a family with long life expectancies and I would like to protect myself from running out of money in my old age.

Having an End-of-Life Conversation in the Midst of Life Part 2: Sit Down, Take Action

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

You have introduced the idea of having a family conversation, or a series of conversations, about end-of-life wishes and goals. Mom and Dad are on board, the adult children want to know more, and everyone is ready to take the next steps to ensure wishes are followed. Now what?

4 Strategies for Caregivers

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Choosing to personally care for a loved one with Alzheimer's can be a noble responsibility to take on, but it is also one that requires a marathoner's mentality.

Catching 'Senioritis' Again, Decades After High School

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.17.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

The first time I walked the earth as a senior, it was down a high school corridor. At that time a virus was something that only attacked our bodies. A mouse was an animal you didn't want sitting on your desk. And a tweet was that sweet sound the birds chirped in the morning.

The Grand Senior Swindle

Sarita Gupta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

America's seniors, who have worked so hard to build a strong economy and democracy in their lifetimes, need reliable and robust government in their golden years.

Hospice: Having an End-of-Life Conversation in the Midst of Life, Part 1

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

An end-of-life discussion is not a conversation likely to arise spontaneously on its own. Whether you are an aging parent or a concerned adult child, you must make the first move. Seize any opportunity to begin the conversation.

Strength Training Tips for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

A growing body of research shows that strength training exercises can have a profound impact on a person's health as they age -- and you're never too old to start.

AARP Warns Lawmakers About Potential Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

With hints that party leaders may soon seek a deal on taxes and spending, AARP is warning lawmakers to stay away from a Social Security cut that has b...

Are Your Love Standards Too High?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Long-term character contouring is not for you. You crave a ready match and your compatibility list is firm (loves dogs, plays chess, financially independent). But how willing you are to modify or even disregard that list?

Yes on 30 & No on 32: Moving California Forward

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

Propositions 30 and 32 are pivotal for the future of education, public safety and the voice of hard-working families in our state. They both carry major implications for the future of California.

Women and the Vote in 2012

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

For those candidates looking to court women voters, focusing on the survival of programs that keep food on the table, provide medical care, ensure a fair and equitable workplace, and give women the deciding voice in their own reproductive health care choices is a good place to start.

Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I have seen many Senators come and go and I have no doubt that if elected Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate. Because she speaks for the best in you -- and me -- and Massachusetts -- and America.