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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.

Gadgets That Can Help Older Golfers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.30.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes griping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there that can help?

We All Need a Respite: How Sandwich Generation Members Can Take a Guilt-Free Vacation

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

A relatively new but increasingly-popular program offered by some assisted living communities, respite care allows families to book their loved one for a stay of a few days or even several weeks at a residential care facility.

Top Senior-Friendly Cell Phones

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While smartphones garner most of the attention in the mobile phone world today, there are still a number of companies that offer simplified phones specifically designed for seniors.

How to Pick an Assisted Living Residence

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Assisted living facilities are residential communities that offer different levels of health or personal care services for seniors who want or need help with daily living.

My Dad The Social Media King

Cara McDonough | Posted 09.14.2012 | Fifty
Cara McDonough

Despite my father's lack of practical knowledge regarding the online world, he's ever-present and popular in that very realm. He wields his Blackberry and iPad like weapons as he pushes his liberal agenda...and, yes, occasionally comments on pictures of his grandchildren.

Unmet Health Care Needs for Aging Baby Boomers

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Baby boomers will likely face an array of health conditions as they grow older but, in many cases, will find only insufficient treatment options.

How To Make A Vacation More Meaningful

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.12.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're looking to do more on your vacation than relax in the sun or go sightseeing, volunteer service vacations -- also known as voluntourism -- are a great alternative and a growing trend among retirees. Here's what you should know.

May We Stay Forever Young

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

We can be as young as we choose to be -- perhaps not in every way and not all the time, but deep down and where it matters the most.

WATCH: Older People React To Skrillex

Posted 07.05.2012 | Comedy

It's a tale as old as time: The kids discover a new genre of music, and the older generations just don't get it. From rock and roll to hip hop, the mu...

Arizona Woman Fulfills Bucket Lists For Seniors With Terminal Illnesses

Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact

For some terminally ill patients, the end of life doesn’t mean sitting amid four walls listening to the whirring of machines. This period is abo...

How to Find Help Paying for Your Hearing Aid

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids?

Summer Fun for Those With Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Ensuring that your loved one with memory loss participates in as many summer activities as possible is a wonderful way to enrich the lives of everyone involved. Try some of these tips to keep your loved one secure and engaged in all of your summer fun.

Four Guidelines to Dealing With Alzheimer's Disease

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

Even the most giving, skilled, and loving family caregiver can get overwhelmed rather quickly. And not every family member is hard-wired to be a caregiver. Lighten up on yourself, and keep your expectations reasonable.

Hiring Agency Pairs Nonprofits With Retired Seniors At 'Discount' Rate

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 06.05.2012 | Fifty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As she got older, Gail McDaniel felt she should be doing more to make the world better. She'd been laid off after a long career...

Financial Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any types of financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I have two grandch...

A Father's Day Message to all Dads

Enid Borden | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Enid Borden

As Father's Day approaches and we think of our dads and all they mean or meant to us, I say a silent prayer that my father has finally found the peace that he never seemed to enjoy in this life.

Pennsylvanians Mobilize in Response to New Voter ID Law

Denise Dennis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Denise Dennis

When the voting rights of our most vulnerable citizens are threatened, everyone's rights are threatened. Democracy is not a fait accompli, it requires attention and constant care or else it might be lost.

The New Way Seniors Are Staying Active

Kristen Stenerson | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Worried your parents might not be getting the exercise they need at their assisted living facility? Never fear! There's a growing trend of retirement ...

Working Longer: Creating a 21st Century Workplace for the 21st Century Workforce

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

We need a new set of reforms to address the millions of older Americans in the workplace, and to ensure that the jobs we have work for them.

Adult Tricycles for Boomers and Beyond

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Three-wheeled bikes -- also known as adult tricycles -- are a great cycling option for older boomers and seniors, especially those who have concerns with their balance or stamina.

Grandparents Going Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

If a society is judged by the way it treats the most vulnerable among them, we may be headed for a failing grade. Just consider these disturbing statistics when it comes to senior hunger.

Helping Those With Memory Loss Have a Successful Dining Experience

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

For individuals with memory loss, mealtimes provide social engagement, sensory stimulation and enjoyment, and can add structure and routine to their day. However, mealtimes can also present some challenges for caregivers, especially as their loved ones' memory loss progresses.

Older Volunteers: Making a Difference for Generations

Wendy Spencer | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Across the country, individuals 55 and older are already having a powerful impact through volunteering. At a time of growing social need, their service is vital now more than ever.