Archive for September, 2013

The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Today we interview Cynthia Stevens Graubart,  a James Beard Award winning author, speaker, and  co-author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (James Beard Award 2013; Gibbs-Smith 2012), as well as the best-selling Southern Biscuits (Gibbs-Smith 2011).  You will be able to hear her interview, stay tuned.  Cynthia talks about how empty nesters can eat great, simply. Meals for two […]

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10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

| September 30, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Cooling temperatures and falling leaves reminds us it’s time to make winter travel plans. Whether you’re going to spend time with family for the holidays or simply enjoy some well-deserved time off from work, one of the best times to vacation is during the winter months — and there are plenty of luxurious, yet […]

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Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars

Sports Energy and Nutrition Bars

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars The makers of energy and nutrition bars have come up with a great product idea, especially if you are on the go or simply don’t have time to take a food break.  So those of us at BloomerBoomer.com have been trying some energy bars lately but where to you find […]

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Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More and more people of varied ages, abilities and health conditions are turning to yoga to find ease in body and mind. This trend is fueled, in part, by a growing body of research suggesting that yoga may offer relief from a host of ailments—ranging from hypertension and fibromyalgia, to cancer, depression and insomnia. In […]

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Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The last couple of  generations had been lead to believe the tool of choice for retirement savings is  the 401(k).  A savings plan made available through employers and created by the U.S. tax code.  Modern financial advisors are speaking out against that as the mainstay to retirement planning.   One financial expert is Todd Tresidder […]

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About the Stanford Center on Longevity

About the Stanford Center on Longevity

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Stanford Center on Longevity’s mission is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages.

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Retirement – Outdated

Retirement – Outdated

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The term retirement is quickly becoming outdated as Americans live and work longer, yet the rapidly growing sector of older workers often faces challenges to employment, especially in a competitive marketplace. The last week in September is designated National Employ Older Works week, to encourage employers everywhere to recognize the value of older employees. By […]

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Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A majority of our country’s middle-income Boomers expect their retirement to be defined by greater mental stimulation, more physical activity and more personal satisfaction than the retirement of previous generations.  However, they also anticipate their retirement to include less retiree health insurance from former employers (60%), less financial security (47%) and less care provided by […]

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In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A new survey released today by leading off-price home fashions retailer HomeGoods found that the decor in your home can impact your mood. According  survey findings by HomeGoods, 93% of Americans felt a room’s decor can positively or negatively affect The   survey found that boosting your mood doesn’t have to come at a price; […]

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Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Millions of Americans wouldn’t hesitate to get a second opinion if their vehicle needed repair, yet a stunning percentage fail to seek a second opinion for important health decisions, a new survey reveals. A recent poll, conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign® among over 2,000 U.S. adults in July 2013, reveals that 70 percent […]

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Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

| September 26, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The premiums for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),  has remained stable  according to HealthPocket.  The study also found that consistent with 2013 trends, one third of plans offer a zero premium, a popular option for many cost-conscious and low-income seniors. More people than ever are selecting […]

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Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Some popular food trends recommend eliminating refined grains; others shun meat, fish and poultry. While the jury is still out on many of these trendy diets, some have been linked to significant health benefits. But is removing entire food groups good for an aging body? Here are details about four of today’s most popular diets […]

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Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are a woman over the age of 50 then one of the best things you can do to improve your health, fitness and quality of life is to lift weights.  Unfortunately very few older women lift weights regularly and, from my experience, those that do lift weights don’t do it correctly. The biggest […]

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The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A friend of mine, Pommy MacFarlane PhD, who runs a balance training program at a university, told me this story of a new client. An older gentleman came to her program stating that he had fallen frequently over the past year and wondered what to do about it. Pommy asked him to describe these falling […]

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Evidence Based Exercise Program

Evidence Based Exercise Program

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s the right exercise for you? An often asked question but for a long time there was no scientifically based answer. After all since everyones body and health are different, there was no one size fits all program. For people over 55, the question of exercise is further complicated by the aging factor. Enter the […]

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2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As the world population ages, the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and community will come under increasing strain. Data from the World Alzheimer Report 2013 to be released today predicts the number of dependent older people will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050, an almost threefold increase. […]

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Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By mid-September, many seniors have started planning their annual trek to warmer locales for the winter. These “snowbirds” make the trip for many reasons, including arthritis relief, golfing opportunities, a simple desire for more sunshine or a change of scenery—and their numbers are growing. A study from the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and […]

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Travel Freebie

Travel Freebie

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I’ve been very active my entire life and believe that keeping active into your forties, fifties and beyond is critically important to ensure a happy and healthy life. As a working mom on the move, in addition to eating right, I go to the gym several times a week for strength-training and cardio workouts. I’m […]

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Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s the best computer device for an older adult who is new to the digital world?  With so much to choose from, it is a vexing question whether you are buying it as a gift or for yourself. We posed that questions to Jane Ratliff, Executive Director of BlueHair Technology Group.  She  heads up the […]

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Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online in Cerebral Cortex. The novel study examining brain and cognitive changes associated with brain training has found that complex cognitive training significantly improves […]

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Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

As the nation approaches open enrollment for new public health insurance exchanges and Medicare, a new survey shows major misconceptions among seniors over how healthcare reform impacts Medicare benefits.  This knowledge gap, coupled with fear about the affordability of healthcare, could lead seniors to make poor Medicare enrollment and health decisions. Fifty States of Confusion, […]

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Baby Boomers Divorcing More

Baby Boomers Divorcing More

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It appears that the Baby Boom Generation could be starting a revolution in divorce court.  Overall, 61% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say that they have seen an increase in the number of divorce cases among couples over 50-years of age, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  […]

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5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As recently as 20 years ago, retirement actually meant settling down and relaxing for the remaining years of your life. Today, however, people often look at retirement as an opportunity to embark on a new journey that frequently involves a second career or business venture. In addition, although a small percentage of individuals have enough financial […]

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Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

— American workers expect to retire at age 67 — Less than half believe they are preparing well financially for retirement — Confident savers believe they can retire almost three years earlier than those who lag in planning   Almost half of Americans (49 percent) in their prime retirement planning years believe they will need […]

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Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Dual Role of Caregivers with Chronic Condition An interesting report from Express Scripts about the role of Caregivers. Behind the scenes of the traditional healthcare system exists a role that is largely underappreciated: the role of caregiver. An estimated 42 million Americans spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for friends or […]

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