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What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people about their passions. For six decades, Ken Van Sickle has been quietly producing photographs in his darkroom, located in the center of Manhattan. His photos range from documenting the bohemian life of New York and Paris in the 1950s […]

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Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

A large part of Women’s History is about independence. Being independent means being well-informed, self-reliant, and self-assured; qualities that were instrumental in women’s progress. Those same qualities are the ones you need to help you plan for retirement. While achieving financial security might seem like vague, pie-in-the-sky type goal, we’ve got some more specific steps […]

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Where to Go for Help

Where to Go for Help

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The federal agency that oversees the Medicare Part D program provides several sources of information and help: The “Medicare & You” handbook is sent to all Medicare beneficiaries every September and contains basic information on the Medicare program for the following year. It includes a list of Part D […]

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Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

Arlington, VA – Before Americans cast their ballots in November, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges them to ask the Presidential and Congressional candidates how they will tackle five of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s older population and their families. “These issues are not just about seniors—they are about the health and […]

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Wellness

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Are you thinking about getting a caregiver, either for your aging parents, an ill spouse or yourself? There are definite advantages to having a caregiver. Since an estimated 90% of people over the age of 65 would like to stay in their own homes as long as possible as they age, a caregiver is often […]

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Heart Disease Financial Help

Heart Disease Financial Help

Evaluating the Physical and Financial Risk of Heart Disease By Jan Martin, Combined Insurance There is a common saying that everyone knows someone who has had cancer or is currently suffering from cancer. The same thing can be said about heart disease and why heart disease financial help is important. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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Sexuality

Senior Dating:  Connect with Tech

Senior Dating: Connect with Tech

Senior Love:  Senior Dating- Connect with Tech Let’s face it – technology plays a much larger role in our lives than many of us ever could have imagined. It provides countless improvements in entertainment, health, medicine, safety, and even dating. More About Senior Dating With love and connection top-of-mind in February, Bask conducted a survey […]

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Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit ‘good’ microbes, finds a multi-institutional study of gut microbiomes in chimpanzees. Researchers monitored changes in the gut microbes and social behavior of wild chimpanzees over eight years in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. They […]

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Brain Health

Always Possible To Realize Dreams

Always Possible To Realize Dreams

Still Dreaming? By Mary Sue Wallace Improving Your Life Through Improving Your Mind No matter what our age or station in life, we all have our dreams. We have our hopes, desires, ambitions and plans, and we are forever in pursuit of fulfilling our desires. Understanding and using the creative nature of mind consciously and […]

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November Alzheimer’s Awareness

November Alzheimer’s Awareness

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease By Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM According to the Alzheimer’s association, 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or some other form of dementia. Given that November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, what better time to examine all of the things we can do to help prevent this and other neurodegenerative […]

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Diet

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Boost Good Bacteria – Get Rid of Bad Bacteria Research shows that as we age, there is a significant drop in the number of “healthy” bacteria in our gut and our cellular immunity begins to decline as our antibiotic use increases. Supporting this research is Dr. Sandra McFarlane from the microbiology and gut biology group […]

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How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. […]

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Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vox: Obamacare Shows Why Health Insurers Should Be More Like Southwest Airlines For competition to revolutionize the insurance market, enrollees have to actually force insurers to compete for their business. Happily, that’s exactly what enrollees did. (Ezra Klein, 4/14) Health Affairs Blog: Today’s Most Attractive National ACO Model Is Offered By…CMS A large national payer […]

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Age-Related-Eye-Problems

Age-Related-Eye-Problems

| March 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Help Your Loved Ones Manage Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Age-Related-Eye-Problems When was the last time you or your loved ones had their vision checked for age-related-eye-problems? New survey results reveal that nearly 75 percent of Americans still don’t know age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness age-related-eye-problems in older adults. As the […]

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7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Listen Up! When Hearing Loss Affects More Than Hearing, You Can Use Your Voice to Boost Your Brain 7 reasons why your ears are critical for preserving brain function and what you can do about them: Maintain Hearing Health By Jean-Pierre Granier The ear and the auditory system consist of an amazing number of nerves […]

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10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Valentine’s Day Advice For Boomers From The “Pros”   “10 Marriage Tips from Four Couples & 200 Years of Marriage” It’s often said, “Experience is the best teacher.” While US Dept. of Labor statistics show that 87% of baby boomers have gained their own relationship experiences by marrying at least once by age 46, there’s […]

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I Love You..Actually I Love Your Microbiome

I Love You..Actually I Love Your Microbiome

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What determines chemistry between two people? By William B. Miller, Jr. M.D. Who has not said, “They have good chemistry together?” Where do we find love? We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typically, we direct that remark towards a couple that looks mismatched to our judgment. We ask ourselves, “What do they […]

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CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

CVS Health Corp. on Thursday announced four new clinical affiliations with healthcare systems located across the country. Under the agreement, CVS pharmacists can provide physicians at the participating systems with data on a patient’s prescription history. Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS, will be able to electronically share information from visits […]

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How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arthritis, back pain, obesity and digestive disorders: How to handle some of the common health ailments that plague our middle years The Challenge: At 334 pounds, Marnita had unhealthy habits that put her among the 40 percent of boomers who are classified as obese, raising her risk of heart disease and hypertension. Her action plan: […]

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5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – In his final State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for all Americans. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the nation’s leading advocate for older adults, offers five ways Congress can further support seniors this year. “Older Americans deserve the support of their […]

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At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

In our age of overabundant social media hype and marketing, reticence about self-promotion can hinder some artists from getting their due. Such is the case for Robin Bright, who prefers to let his work speak for itself. His exquisitely crafted work tends to converse with us in quiet and subtle ways anyway. It’s been many […]

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Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

If you’re among those who know you should begin saving and investing for retirement but fear taking what you perceive as a giant leap, you may find comfort in the above catchphrases. Taking even 1 small baby step toward retirement savings can lead to more significant forward movement. Before you know it, that first timid […]

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Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

During his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2014 to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald pledged to “transform” the vast agency. After horrific reports of wait-time manipulation, coverups and even deaths at VA medical facilities across the country, veterans and the American people were calling for honest leadership to restore their trust in […]

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Being Gay In A Small Town

Being Gay In A Small Town

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Being Gay in a Small Town By Timmothy Holt, M.D. A few weeks ago my aunt died, and I was asked to conduct the memorial service. Suddenly I realized, with her death, my cousins and I, all baby boomers, became the older generation. Her death was like an old alarm clock that kept ringing its […]

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Artificial Joint Research

Artificial Joint Research

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More Research is Needed on Artificial Joints and Patients can Play a Key Role  By Thomas Concannon and Ben Nowell Individuals with arthritis or joint trauma may seek partial or total joint replacement (“arthroplasty”) to reduce pain and improve functionality. For arthroplasty, an orthopedic surgeon may select from a number of implantable devices—artificial hips or […]

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Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Last Monday we started the week on a note of laughter, with jokes from and about outgoing LeadingAge President Larry Minnix. This Monday we find it hard to smile, as news reports are filled with tragedies happening around our globe. Then a friend shared the following quote, and it seemed appropriate to pass it on: […]

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A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Thanks to the Home Extend pilot project created by Over 55 London in partnership with Pathways Skills Development and Placement Centre and funded by the Sifton Family Foundation, a senior couple will enjoy a warmer, safer Christmas and future in their newly upgraded home. The Crasto’s 50 year old home was desperately in need of […]

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