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Be a better (karaoke) singer by never singing these ten songs

Be a better (karaoke) singer by never singing these ten songs

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 photo released by iHeartRadio shows Alanis Morissette performing at an iHeartRadio Live show in New York. (AP Photo / iHeartRadio, Jeremy Harris) Karaoke first hit the scene in the early 1970s after a Japanese musician recorded a tape of backing music for a wealthy […] Click here to view original […]

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4 Easy Steps To Keep Up On Medications

4 Easy Steps To Keep Up On Medications

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Medication adherence: 4 easy tips to stay on the path to better health By: Jeremy Blais, Pharm.D., CVS Pharmacy As a CVS Pharmacist, I interact with customers with prescription-related needs on a daily basis. I take great pride in making sure every customer that comes into our pharmacy not only receives the medication needed to […]

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Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, D.C. – May 10, 2016 – Canada is the best country in the world, according to millennials. U.S. News & World Report today released new data on its Best Countries platform, revealing how 18- to 35-year-olds perceive nations on a global scale. The influential generation has named Germany […] Click here to view original […]

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Top TakeAways for Senior Living and Real Estate Marketing from HeroConf 2016

Top TakeAways for Senior Living and Real Estate Marketing from HeroConf 2016

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Last week I had the advantage of joining nearly 500 other paid search and digital marketers in the city of brotherly love for HeroConf, a conference focused on paid search marketing. The program highlighted trends, best practices and even gave a few brief glances into the crystal ball of search engine marketing. I have so […]

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Looking Beyond the Doctor’s Office—The Role of an MS Nurse

Looking Beyond the Doctor’s Office—The Role of an MS Nurse

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

For people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that includes a range of physical and emotional symptoms, it is critical to have a strong support system as well as a healthcare team that delivers quality and comprehensive care. Living with MS can be challenging—the disease impacts all individuals differently and is often accompanied […]

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Where to Go for Help

Where to Go for Help

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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

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

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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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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Vietnam Vet Remembrance

Vietnam Vet Remembrance

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vietnam Vet Remembrance By Dominic Certo In Vietnam, I was a combat corpsman assigned to the battlefield with the 7th Marines.  I recall leaping out of a helicopter to rejoin my platoon and feeling the ground rise up to meet me like a brick wall, gravity pulling me down into brutal bloody fighting.  At 18, I experienced […]

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Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boomers Have Amazing Choices On Retirement: Tips for that Encore Venture By Pamela Dennis, PhD An estimated 31 million Americans age 44 to 70 are interested in “encore careers,” namely, “pursuits that enable individuals to put their passion to work for the greater good.” Only 14 percent see retirement as a time to “take a […]

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How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As you approach your retirement, one of the first things you may wonder is how to draw down your assets. How much money can you take out of your IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) or other savings, investments and liquid assets, and still feel confident that your money will last the rest of your life? What […]

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Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Four reasons why Baby Boomers love semi-absentee franchises Read the news today and you’ll see a countless number of stories on how baby boomers are handling retirement. Did they save enough money for the lifestyle they expect? How have they structured their nest egg? Will they be able to retire at all, or will they […]

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New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MagnaReady’s stress free dress shirts eliminate frustrations of limited mobility BOSTON, MA – Many of us stand in our closets in the morning staring at our racks of clothes agonizing over what to wear that day, but worrying about how we are going to get dressed never crosses our minds. For the 1 million people […]

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Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Americans always like to consider themselves first in just about everything, so news that the U.S. ranks 19th in retirement preparedness may come as very disappointing to many. But that is where the recently published 2015 Natixis Global Retirement Index places the US.—A spot it has held steady for three years running. The Natixis Global […]

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Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hillary Clinton simply meant to respond to anti-vaxers when she wrote the following tweet. The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest The reaction was instantaneous. #GrandmothersKnowBest became a trending hashtag, drawing cheers and sneers, leaving pundits to wonder if it was indicative […]

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Life and Lust at 60

Life and Lust at 60

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Diana Raab, Ph.D.is a transpersonal psychologist, poet, memoirist and essayist.   When I was 18, my family doctor gave me my first gynecological exam. The examination table was in the same room as his desk. I sat in the chair across from this pudgy 60-something-year-old doctor. He puffed away at his pipe saying, “You know […]

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Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MARC FREEDMAN: What one tip would I give to older Americans who are currently out of work, but who would like to find full-time employment? Embrace action. When determining how to move into new kinds of work, we can try to think things through in advance—or we can get out into the world. Both have […]

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Control Aging – 5 Ways

Control Aging – 5 Ways

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MADDY DYCHTWALD: What is one element of growing older that has surprised me? Control. You may think you don’t have much, but all of us have more control than we think in terms of our own aging process. I always assumed I’d grow old like my parents. In fact, after my dad died at age […]

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Our Vision Statement

Our Vision Statement

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Shortly after hitting 60 I started to examine what life might be like as I face my next chapter. Should I expect a continual downward slope to the grave – God forbid – or what I hoped to discover the long awaited freedom from constraints and restrictions. The answer came a few years after that […]

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Second Careers Strong at 77

Second Careers Strong at 77

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Not Ready for Retirement? Pursue a Second Act Career on Your Terms  For baby boomers that aren’t quite ready for their golden years, pursuing a ‘second act’ career is a popular option on the way to retirement. But what’s the recipe for achieving success the second time around? According to Avon Representative Vondell McKenzie of […]

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Your Bladder Dampening Holiday Spirits?

Your Bladder Dampening Holiday Spirits?

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Navigating Travel with Bladder Issues:    Celebrating the holidays with friends and family can be the best of times. But when being together requires travel, a holiday can become a real turkey for those dealing with urinary incontinence (UI). Those unplanned snags—weather and mechanical delays, overbooked flights, etc.—can do more than dampen holiday spirits. For […]

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Becoming Digitally Savvy To Scammers

Becoming Digitally Savvy To Scammers

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

              Computer users of any age can fall prey to scams. Unfortunately, there are cyber-criminals who target the unwary. Scams include developing fake websites or using a telephone ruse to gain access to data that they can exploit to open fraudulent lines of credit or steal money from accounts. […]

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Second Act for Ex Soldiers

Second Act for Ex Soldiers

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It is not surprising that some people think about what they are going to do next once they retire and settle down for good. Most of them are looking for things that can ignite their passion on life and go on to pursue their “Second Act”. Yinon Weiss, a retired Army Special Forces officer and […]

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Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The winter season is fast approaching and that change in weather can affect muscle, bone, and even eye health. According to recent statistics, approximately 33 million Americans suffer from eye health issues like dry eye syndrome; and if you’re age sixty-five or over, that brings your chances of dealing with dry eye syndrome up to […]

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The Flu and Seniors

The Flu and Seniors

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What You Need to Know to Keep Healthy This Year Every year, the TV news and newspapers warn us that it’s time to get ready for flu season. These stories almost seem routine and we may even tune them out a bit, but it’s important to take action to reduce our risk for flu. That’s […]

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Five Questions To Ask Before Surgery

Five Questions To Ask Before Surgery

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

-By David Rosen, MD, President of Midwest Anesthesia Partners The Baby Boomers are causing a boom in surgeries. Although Boomers have higher life expectancy than their parents’ generation, they are unhealthier. “The Status of Baby Boomers’ Health in the United States”, a study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that Boomers have “higher […]

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You Are What You Practice at Any Age

You Are What You Practice at Any Age

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Larry M. Berkelhammer, PhD   We are all masters of practice in that we are practicing something in every moment. This is even more important as we get older – without mindfulness training, we often inadvertently practice unhealthy behaviors and behaviors that are not aligned with our life values. Even after the age of fifty, […]

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Four Areas for Better – Safer Home Healthcare

Four Areas for Better – Safer Home Healthcare

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Author:Craig Hood, Executive Vice-President of Allegro Medical   Independent aging is an important priority for Baby Boomers. Studies show that 88 percent of Americans over age 65 want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. This means that home healthcare, prevention and strategies for enhancing health, medical care and lifestyle will become […]

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Facing Costs Of Prolonged Healthcare

Facing Costs Of Prolonged Healthcare

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Do you know your options and costs for health care post retirement? As the last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, they are ready to redefine what retirement means to them, but have not done all their homework on costs. A recent national survey conducted among boomers ages 50-69 commissioned by RiverWoods, a Type […]

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Achieving Vitality and Wellbeing

Achieving Vitality and Wellbeing

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A “Re-Life Styling” Approach to Vitality and Wellbeing By Peggy Buchanan, coordinator of vitality/wellness programming for Front Porch Our brains are a combination of rational and emotional processing centers and research suggests that there is a limit to how much each side of the brain can handle at a given time.  When one side of […]

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Avoiding “The Talk”

Avoiding “The Talk”

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents Home Instead Senior Care of Sacramento Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents By Buck Shaw, franchise owner, Home Instead Senior Care If you’ve avoided the end-of-life discussion with your aging parents, you’re not alone. Approximately 80 […]

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Brain Health

Brain Health

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When people think about staying fit, they generally think from the neck down. But the health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing — and even sleeping.The good news is that emerging evidence suggests there are steps you can take to help keep your brain […]

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Robert Kiyosaki, Founder of Rich Dad Co., shares 6 steps to paying down bad debt – the FIRST step to building you asset column! Paying off your bad debt so you can build great wealth When my first business failed, I personally had over $1 million in debt that needed to be paid off. Those […]

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Diet Tips For People Over 50

Diet Tips For People Over 50

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD For those over 55 years old diet and health seem to become more of a priority than in our younger years. Risks for certain health conditions including type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, osteoporosis and heart disease raise dramatically so it is more important than ever to be […]

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Nightcrawler Movie Previews

Nightcrawler Movie Previews

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The folks at Bloomer Boomer are all news people so permit us to indulging ourselves by previewing this new film.  Catch the trailer on the left side bar Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut. Jake Gyllenhaal is […]

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Most Fit Seniors in History

Most Fit Seniors in History

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fit After 50: How to Take Charge of Your Personal Wellness Are you among the 77 million people born during the baby boom years from 1946 to 1964? If you are, congratulations! Our generation is more fitness-conscious than any other group of 50- and 60-year-olds in history. Baby Boomers are expected to live longer than […]

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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Food, health, housing, and personal growth are topics capturing the attention of baby boomer bloggers this week I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #370. The fantastic weather in the Seattle area continues, and my garden is producing wonderful vegetables. But, what I write about this week on my blog are the […]

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Facebook For Senior Dummies

Facebook For Senior Dummies

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Facebook and Twitter serve as the foundation for the global social media ecosystem, and more and more seniors are looking for ways to join the conversation. Today, the world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies®, announces Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-92117-3; August 2014; $24.99) by social media expert Marsha […]

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Over 50 with Heart Issues – Helping You Help Yourself

Over 50 with Heart Issues – Helping You Help Yourself

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  By R.M. Dietrich Deel According to the AARP’s report on chronic conditions among older American’s, more than 70 million Americans of the ages 50 and older – which breaks down to be 4 out of 5 older adults – suffer from at least one chronic health condition. Many of those people over 50 are […]

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Bad Foods At Night

Bad Foods At Night

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“The single greatest risk factor for developing acid reflux, asthma, and sleep apnea is night eating,” explains Dr. Jamie Koufman, a pioneering laryngologist, director of the Voice Institute of New York, and author of New York Times bestsellerDROPPING ACID: THE REFLUX DIET COOKBOOK & CURE and THE CHRONIC COUGH ENIGMA – Acid Reflux, Asthma, and Recalcitrant Cough – The […]

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Stop Fumbling In Retirement Red Zone

Stop Fumbling In Retirement Red Zone

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The 6 Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Playbook The start of football season may be months away, but the game’s on the minds of many after the NFL draft. Minicamps are gearing up and team personnel are organizing in preparation for the 2014-15 season. Football is a big deal in the United States […]

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Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Sleep Problems

Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Sleep Problems

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why Boomers Can’t Sleep Which group with sleep related problems do I see most often? Baby boomers–those of us born between 1946 and 1964 who are now between the ages of 50 and 68. One of the most common problems is insomnia. Boomers frequently describe troubles related to an inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, […]

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Happy Hormones Celebrates Anniversary

Happy Hormones Celebrates Anniversary

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Lyn Hogrefe, with picture of the Happy Hormone Cottage on wall behind her. (Photo Provided) “Hormones are to women like water is to plants,” said Hogrefe. “When your hormones are depleted or out of balance, your health is compromised. You wilt.” Five years ago, Happy Hormone Cottage CEO Lyn Hogrefe rented a small, stone […]

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Medicare Sign Up: How to

Medicare Sign Up: How to

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are approaching the age of 65, you need to make sure that you sign up for Medicare and select the medical plan that you prefer as soon as possible.  I have just gone through the process and thought that it was somewhat complicated, so I decided to help others understand what is involved […]

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Robin Williams: Older White Men With Depression

Robin Williams: Older White Men With Depression

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you tried to create a profile of someone at high risk of committing suicide, one likely example would look like this: A middle-aged or older white male toward the end of a successful career, who suffers from a serious medical problem as well as chronic depression and substance abuse, who recently completed treatment for […]

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Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas

Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas While I have covered international retirement destinations as diverse as San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, small towns in Panama, Hua Hin, Thailand, and the east coast of Italy, one of the subjects that I have not mentioned is the need to consider fluctuations in the exchange rates when you […]

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Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Common Sleep Disorders

Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Common Sleep Disorders

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Robert S. Rosenberg, DO, FCCP: Which group with sleep related problems do I see most often? Baby boomers–those of us born between 1946 and 1964 who are now between the ages of 50 and 68. One of the most common problems is insomnia. Boomers frequently describe troubles related to an inability to fall asleep, stay […]

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Chronic Pain & Painkillers

Chronic Pain & Painkillers

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why You Should Consider Alternatives Physician Offers 4 Natural Ways to End the Pain Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin has soared by 300 percent. For […]

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Embracing Technology for Boomers

Embracing Technology for Boomers

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

TECHNO-ISH By Stacia Fernandez, Middle (St)age on Stage17.tv I applaud you for being on this website!   You are here to keep yourself current and explore the vast land of the Internet.     You are the exception for our generation and not the rule.   You should pat yourself on the back for that.  […]

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Social Security and Medicare: “Distinctly good news”

Social Security and Medicare: “Distinctly good news”

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Distinctly good news”   “[T]he news is essentially that there is no news” in the reports, as Kathy Ruffing of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading expert on Social Security, said during a conference call Monday on the Social Security report. The trustees still estimate that the Social Security trust fund will […]

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Medicare Trustees Report Shows Significant Improvements for Seniors and Taxpayers

Medicare Trustees Report Shows Significant Improvements for Seniors and Taxpayers

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Posted July 28, 2014 by Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Tim Gronniger, Senior Policy Advisor for the Domestic Policy Council. Ed note: This blog was originally posted on the White House blog here – http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/28/medicare-trustees-report-shows-significant-improvements-seniors-and-taxpayers Today’s annual report from the Medicare program’s Boards of Trustees brings good news about […]

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Adapting To The Digital Age

Adapting To The Digital Age

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Paul Sharman – Co-Founder, Claris Healthcare These days, the majority of our conversations take place online – using email, text, video chat, and social networks. Photos of the grandkids are shared digitally and family dinners are scheduled on Google Calendars. But the convenience of modern communication can leave boomers, seniors and older Americans isolated as […]

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Can Overactive Bladder Disrupt Life Dreams?

Can Overactive Bladder Disrupt Life Dreams?

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

By Dr. Roshini Raj Did you know that more than 20 million women in the U.S. suffer from overactive bladder (OAB)? And in the over 55 age group overactive bladder is particularly poignant for women setting goals for their second half of life. OAB is characterized by a number of symptoms including a strong urge […]

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Retiring in Vail – Not Too Bad

Retiring in Vail – Not Too Bad

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I am one of those Baby Boomers that always enjoys coming to Vail to ski in the winter and vacation in the summer. Now that I can retire any time in the near future, my wife and I are trying to decide if we want to buy a home and retire in Vail, or are […]

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Divorce Rates Up For Baby Boomers

Divorce Rates Up For Baby Boomers

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s no secret divorce is trending, but you may be surprised to learn the most likely group to get divorced is baby boomers. Yep, baby boomers are divorcing rapidly. There’s a lot here so I called up Jim Reed of BGD Legal, who also happens to be the Pete the Planner Radio Show attorney, to […]

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Developments in Fitness Technology Give Seniors the Opportunity to Get, Stay Fit

Developments in Fitness Technology Give Seniors the Opportunity to Get, Stay Fit

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

According the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, keeping physically active can slow the ageing process. Regular exercise is the secret sauce to keep you young and feeling good. In fact, the Academy published a study in 1995 that tracked 9,777 men between 20 and 82 years found that physically unfit men who became fit […]

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Social Connection – The Gift For Lifetime Happiness By Megan Prentiss on behalf of Lively, www.mylively.com The aging of our Baby Boomer population has sparked a national discussion on the impact on our health care and social security system. There’s another aspect to our aging population that has received comparatively little fanfare: social connection, or […]

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Male Boomers

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Male Boomers

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD Many men over 50 suffer from a declining production of testosterone (or low T), a real medical condition referred to as andropause, and not one created by the pharmaceutical industry as some have suggested. The condition is a well-recognized, clinical disorder. The most current science clearly shows how declining […]

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5 Things to Consider if You Plan to Retire From and Sell Your Business in 5 Years

5 Things to Consider if You Plan to Retire From and Sell Your Business in 5 Years

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By; Michael B. Schwerdtfeger You’ve successfully started and grown your business, but now you can start to imagine the day that you might want to spend more time on the golf course, with grand kids, or just hanging around the house driving your spouse crazy. It isn’t quite time to retire yet, but for the […]

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New SmartHome Technology Gives Boomers Piece of Mind

New SmartHome Technology Gives Boomers Piece of Mind

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By François Bordes, Neoji co-founder The year was 1987 – the year that a TV commercial about safety for the elderly, and one line in particular, was so memorable that it has become a part of American pop culture history. If you haven’t heard the line you should be applauded for being a voracious reader […]

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Second Career After Retirement

Second Career After Retirement

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

        We may get older, but we don’t have to lose our freedom to dream about what we can become when we “grow up.” The airwaves are flooded with aspirational investment and financial services ads depicting empty nesters starting their own wineries, traveling the globe or whiling away on the golf course. […]

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“I am,” The Most Powerful Statement

“I am,” The Most Powerful Statement

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I am” is the most powerful statement you can make. Your beliefs about yourself underscore every thought and every action in your life. Given their power, be very aware of how you complete the phrase: “ I am…” The words you choose to follow have the power to create your reality. How you choose to […]

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62 – Average Retirement Age

62 – Average Retirement Age

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Baby boomers are pushing retirement back further and further. According to Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance survey, the average age at which Americans report retiring is now 62. That’s the highest reported age since Gallup started tracking this data back in 1991. Indeed, the average self-reported age of retirement has slowly been on […]

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The Eye Test

The Eye Test

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Check out this “eye test” and see which words appear to you. Your subconscious might be trying to show you something!     Click here to view original web page at feistysideoffifty.com

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Guy With a Funny Name And Sound Advice

Guy With a Funny Name And Sound Advice

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Financial Truth From a Guy with a Funny Name Every person wants to achieve financial stability. They want to be free from debts and other financial worries once they reach retirement age, as they would rather do the things they love the most rather than stress out on these finance-related problems. To do this, they […]

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Senior Travel Deals – Not Always the Best

Senior Travel Deals – Not Always the Best

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dear Savvy Senior: What types of senior discounts are available to older travelers? My husband and I are approaching retirement and love to travel, but love to save money too. — Almost Retired Dear Almost: There is actually wide variety of travel discounts available to older travelers — usually starting at either age 50, 55, […]

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Are Baby Boomers Millennials Burden?

Are Baby Boomers Millennials Burden?

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The aging of baby boomers and millennial coming of age will be one of the most politically fraught population shifts in American history, writes guest columnist Paul Taylor. TEN thousand baby boomers will turn 65 today. Another 10,000 cross that threshold tomorrow. This will keep happening every single day between now and 2030. I’m one […]

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Vegan Diet For A Healthy Life?

Vegan Diet For A Healthy Life?

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Sarah Taylor – It starts when we’re 40 … the painful knees, the lack of energy, the puffing breath as we climb a few flights of stairs … it’s the beginning of our declining health.  We tell our friend about our painful knees and he complains about his cholesterol.  Our neighbor complains about her blood […]

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Top 5 Retreats for Baby Boomers

Top 5 Retreats for Baby Boomers

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s no surprise then that, according to Senior Living magazine, research shows that seniors prioritize travel. With unmatched free time and larger savings, you can use your retirement to discover new territory.  You can finally devote your time to yourself and your partner, exploring each other’s interests that, in the past, have taken a backseat […]

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What you didn’t know you have in common with Bill Gates

What you didn’t know you have in common with Bill Gates

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I had a funny realization recently upon reading the announcement of Microsoft’s new CEO and Bill Gates’ step down from his role as Chairman of the company’s board – that even Bill Gates has to continuously ask himself the quintessential question, “What’s next?”! While many of us may be too humble to compare ourselves to […]

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Obamacare and The Sandwich Generation – By Kimberly Wickert

Obamacare and The Sandwich Generation – By Kimberly Wickert

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

With the recent focus on The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, many of us in the sandwich generation are wondering how this will not only impact our healthcare and that of our children but also our elderly parents’ coverage.  Changes that Obamacare has imparted that may be seen as a positive change for […]

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CMS Launches Comment Period for Lung Cancer Screening

CMS Launches Comment Period for Lung Cancer Screening

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) might be moving closer to covering lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. On February 10, the agency opened a 30-day public comment period, which is part of the decision-making process regarding coverage. The move follows the issuance of guidelines by the US […]

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Carol Says What Bloomer Boomer Is! You Go Girl

Carol Says What Bloomer Boomer Is! You Go Girl

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hi, I’m Carol and I’m retired. Now without thinking, does your mind immediately picture someone ancient and befuddled, physically and mentally in decline? That’s one of the ageist stereotype applied to retirees; people worn out, dried up and a burden on society. Just so you know I’m an active […]

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Despite Fears Medicare is Doing Well

Despite Fears Medicare is Doing Well

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Raedle / Getty Images People show their support for the Affordable Care Act during a rally in front of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Miami, on Oct. 10, 2013. While the new Obamacare insurance marketplaces have been plagued by dysfunction, an existing coverage program curtailed by […]

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How Life Comes Full Circle – You, me and Kareem

How Life Comes Full Circle – You, me and Kareem

| February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has delivered another spectacular slam dunk, 25 years after retiring his jersey. At age 66, he has written an article bursting with insight and inspiration for his fellow aging baby boomers. “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Three Rules of Retirement” appears in the February 2014 edition of The […]

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The Sandwich Generation and Obamacare

The Sandwich Generation and Obamacare

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

With so much talk about The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” many of us in the Sandwich generation are wondering how this law will impact not only the healthcare of ourselves and our children, but also that our of elderly parents.  Most of us are still learning how the changes in government guidelines […]

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American Society on Aging Names 2014 Award Winners for Excellence in Aging

American Society on Aging Names 2014 Award Winners for Excellence in Aging

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The American Society on Aging (ASA) is pleased to announce the seven 2014 ASA Leadership Award winners. The ASA Awards program recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations to the field of aging and to the ASA. The award winners will be honored on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, during the  2014 Aging in America Conference, held […]

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