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Direct Deposit Options for Social Security Recipients

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

"I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now I'm told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options?"

Since You Love Me So Much, Ann Romney

Nancy Deville | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Nancy Deville

I just turned 62 and am getting divorced. My attorney suggested I look into getting health insurance because I will soon be off of my ex's company plan.

How to Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Because all Medicare Part D prescription drug plans can change their costs and coverage each calendar year, comparing plans every year during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7) is still the best way to ensure you don't miss out on your best deal for 2013.

Making it Easier to Age in Place

Robyn Stone | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

"Aging in place isn't as easy as it sounds." I heard these words recently from a friend who lost her husband less than a year ago. Her face still showed the strain of her years of caregiving, and now she worries that she won't be able to remain independent for as long as her husband did.

5 Ways Kids Can Help When A Grandparent Moves To Assisted Living

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 12.04.2012 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

When I was 11 years old, my mother had no choice but to move my grandmother into a nursing home. The change was difficult for me. "Granny" had been a constant presence in my life. She never failed to welcome me home from school, listen with genuine interest, and find the humor in my silly antics.

Patience is a Hard-Won Virtue

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 12.04.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

As humans, it is so easy to squander the gift of time we get back in our lives thanks to technology. Being able to really cherish that time is the thing that makes us super humans.

JOKE: Speeding Old Ladies

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himsel...

R U 4 Paid Sick Days?

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

At a time when more than 40 million hardworking Americans can't earn any paid sick time to use when they get stomach flu or need a medical test -- and millions more can't earn paid sick time to care for an ailing child -- it's a question we all need answered.

U.N. Urges Protection For The Elderly As World Grays

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

TOKYO (AP) — The fast aging of Japanese society is evident as soon as one lands at Tokyo's Narita airport and sees who is doing the cleaning. Young ...

Obama Campaign Releases The Biden For Special Mission

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Joe Biden may just be the perfect pitchman for the senior vote. Seeing Medicare as a window to gain new support, President B...

How to Save On Prescription Eyeglasses

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's no doubt that new eyeglasses can be expensive. If you're like most retirees and are paying full out-of-pocket prices every time you get a new pair of glasses, here are a few strategies that can help you save.

Friday Talking Points -- Smile, Mitt, You're on Candid Camera!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.

Mitt's Antoinette Problem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Mitt Romney and Marie Antoinette stand for the adoration of the privileged few who prosper from great nations and a condescension toward the many who make great nations, whom Romney should salute and not insult.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #6, Reformed Health Care

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Bernard Whitman

Most Americans support the individual elements of the health reform law, but many don't understand that without the individual coverage mandate, none of this would be possible.

Hey, Mitt Romney, We've Earned Our Social Security and Medicare!

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the most anti-senior ticket ever.

My Tuesday With Morrie (Or, What We Can Learn From Our Elders)

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

I invited him to join me and two friends I'd invited to dinner Friday night. Morrie was the hit of the party. I'm lucky to have friends who, as I do, revere our elders and soak up the drops of wisdom woven like pearls into the fabric of their stories.

How to Recognize and Get Help for Depression

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depression is a real illness that affects mood, feelings, behavior and physical health, and contrary to what many people believe, it's not a normal part of aging or a personal weakness, but it is very treatable.

'Oh, So Now You Notice Us?!'

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Harry J. Getzov

It is an inescapable fact: Senior citizens vote. They care. And as the years unfold, with the aging of the baby boomers and the resulting senior demographic explosion, this sector's voting power is going to reach unprecedented levels.

Software That Can Help Seniors Get Online

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.05.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software that's designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience.

Hands Off My Medicare, Paul Ryan

Noam Schimmel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

Paul Ryan seems to think that adult Americans under the age of 55 are going to passively allow him to gut Medicare, end the Medicare guarantee, and risk their health security. He's wrong.

Stand Up... for Something

Enid Borden | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

The political landscape is rife with talk of "fixing problems," "overhauling ailing systems" and "taking care of our children and our children's children." And yet, what do those doing all this stand for? Where's the action? We've heard the words; where are the deeds?

TechScape: Is Your Grandma Facebooking & Tweeting?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

For too long now, our Seniors have been disconnected en masse from the Internet ... disconnected from the outside world in many ways. If they're in poor health or house-bound, they may be isolated, lonely and alone.

FACE IT: Hitting the Aging Trifecta

Michele Willens | Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

When does one officially know midlife is a thing of the past? Some claim it is when your first child turns 40 or the first time you are called "Nana" or "Grammy." For others, it is when not one word can be read without glasses, or when they can't find the damn glasses. This is when I knew.

The Senior Living Industry Is Looking for a Few Good Young People

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Dwayne J. Clark

Today, the senior living industry is not on most young people's radar as a potential career track or even as a starter or part-time job -- but it should be.

Older Athletes Have Always Gone For The Gold (INFOGRAPHIC)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Anderson

Since 1896 there have been 121 athletes older than 50 who have won 183 medals in Olympic history. These athletes are an encouragement to people of all ages that it's never too late to go after your dreams.