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Why My Mom Loves My Dad's Mistress

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

My father's ability to combat the isolation of dementia by creating an imaginary and omnipresent mate may not be unique to him. Imagination may possibly hold the gifts of comfort and solace as we face the uncertainties of old age.

If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

Edward Headington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are still glories ahead for our City of Angels but only if men and women purchase them through thoughtful policymaking.

Resigning From the AARP

Ronald J. Sider | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ronald J. Sider

It is time for seniors who care about justice to send the AARP a message: No way! We reject that selfishness. We are ready to make some sacrifices for our children and grandchildren.

50-Plus Beauty Tip: First, Do No Arm

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

My grandma had bat wing arms. Her arm jiggle fascinated us kids. My cousin Rachel would reach across Granny's corset-clad girth, tap the wrinkled drape of skin and shriek with half-delight, half-horror as the bat wing came to life.

Car Shopping Tips for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While the automotive industry doesn't make vehicles specifically designed for senior citizens, they do make certain vehicles with features that can help accommodate the needs of older drivers.

Hospice: End-of-Life Conversations When the End Is in Sight

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

In this post, I'd like to explore the necessity, challenges and goals of having end-of-life conversations once the diagnosis of a life-limiting condition is confirmed.

Should Boomers Give Up Their Discounts?

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

At the risk of offending my fellow boomers, and in an effort to foster inter-generational harmony, I propose that we give up our senior discounts. It seems like the least we can do. After all, every time I get 20 percent off the cost of my hotel room, a Gen Yer is subsidizing me by paying a higher price.

Social Security Is Not the Problem

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Now is the right time for a discussion about the deficit and debt, but Social Security does not contribute to either, and so cuts to the program should be off the table. Any discussion of Social Security's finances should take place separately from discussions of the federal debt.

Finding Senior Discounts Just Got Easier

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

One of the great perks of growing older in the U.S. is the many discounts that are available to boomers and seniors. If you don't mind admitting your age, here are some tips and tools to help you find them.

What if We're Not Gorgeous When We're Old?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Aging has got to be OK; we have no choice. We hope for the day when women and men are not devalued for not being young, when they don't feel impelled to "fix" their faces as a hedge against invisibility.

Senior vs. Baby: A Comparison

Posted 01.02.2013 | Comedy

Really makes you look at mortality differently, doesn't it? (via HowToBeADad.com)...

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.