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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.

Help for Seniors Who Worry About Memory Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My mother, who's 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer's. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do?

It's Not The 1960s Anymore, A Good Thing For Seniors Today

Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

Older Americans are better off. The median inflation-adjusted income for senior Americans has more than doubled since 1962. Fifty years ago the med...

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.