Archive for October, 2013

Baby Boomers: Stay Fit and Injury Free with Exercise Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Baby Boomers: Stay Fit and Injury Free with Exercise Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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

As we age, regular exercise is critical for maintaining and improving bone and muscle strength. And yet if not done properly, exercise can result in pain and injury, especially for people older than age 50. The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964 (ages 49 to 67), are at increased risk for: Tendonitis, […]

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Tiny Cost of Living Allowance

Tiny Cost of Living Allowance

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. It is small because consumer prices haven’t gone up much in the past year. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, […]

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Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  A study of 1.024 adults age 50 and older finds 9 out of 10 of those who still work are very or somewhat satisfied with their jobs.

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Not happy with your job? Just wait

Not happy with your job? Just wait

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level. Consider Oscar Martinez. If […]

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Raising Medicare Eligibility Age?

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age?

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the eligibility age for enrolling in Medicare won’t produce nearly the cost savings that had been assumed previously, said a new report issued Thursday. The Congressional Budget Office analysis says that phasing in an increase in the eligibility age from 65 to 67 years old would lower the budget deficit by just $19 […]

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“Boomerang” Adult Children and Their Parents: How ‘Young Invincibles’ May Cost their Parents More than a Spare Bedroom

“Boomerang” Adult Children and Their Parents: How ‘Young Invincibles’ May Cost their Parents More than a Spare Bedroom

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J., — There are more “boomerang” adult children today than at any time in the last 50 years. During the recent recession, roughly 12 million young adults moved back home with their parents (at least temporarily).  Recent survey research indicates that approximately 29 percent of parents with adult children report that a child has moved […]

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Sophia Loren Victory

Sophia Loren Victory

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

Sophia Loren once served time in an Italian jail for tax evasion. Now Italy’s top court has handed the 79 year old actress a victory in a nearly 40-year-long battle over back taxes. The Rome-based Court of Cassation ruled Wednesday the beauty icon was right when calculating tax owed on her 1974 income. Loren’s tax experts, […]

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Better High-Dose Flu Vaccine

Better High-Dose Flu Vaccine

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

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited study by the vaccine’s manufacturer. Experts say regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older, who generally have weaker immune systems. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone […]

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Senior Center Shooting Suspect Arraigned

Senior Center Shooting Suspect Arraigned

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

A 66-year-old man has been arraigned in the fatal shootings of two women at a Detroit home for senior citizens. Mike Reda (REE-‘duh) is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other felonies. He was arraigned Wednesday. Reda was arrested after the Sunday slayings of 59-year-old Deborah Socia and 61-year-old Maria Gonzalez at the Pablo Davis […]

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Sixty-Somethings Take Over “Las Vegas”

Sixty-Somethings Take Over “Las Vegas”

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, […]

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Aging In America Searching for Work

Aging In America Searching for Work

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he’s still looking. Luanne Lynch, 57, was laid off three times in the past decade and previous layoffs brought jobs with a lower salary; this time she […]

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New Hepatitis C Drug Option

New Hepatitis C Drug Option

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors may soon have two new drug options for patients with hepatitis C, just as the liver-destroying virus becomes a major public health concern for millions of baby boomers. The Food and Drug Administration holds a public meeting this week to review two experimental medications from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences. […]

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Toyota Chief Eyes Boomers

Toyota Chief Eyes Boomers

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK (AP) — After five up and down years, Jim Lentz thinks Toyota is right where it’s supposed to be. Five years ago, the company unseated General Motors as the world’s biggest automaker and its cars dominated much of the U.S. market with a reputation for bulletproof reliability. Toyota even weathered the Great Recession […]

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Government Open For Business

Government Open For Business

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

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is back open for business.   The Obama administration changed the government’s status to “open” early Thursday, more than two weeks after a partial shutdown took hold when funding from Congress ran out.   Minutes after President Barack Obama signed a hard-fought deal struck in Congress, the White […]

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The Essential James Taylor, 5 Decades of Music, Releasing, October 29

The Essential James Taylor, 5 Decades of Music, Releasing, October 29

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Essential James Taylor is the first 2CD anthology of biggest hits and greatest songs from the quintessential singer-songwriter spanning the full course of the artist’s career. It is also the first James Taylor collection to provide equal focus on both his Warner Bros. and Columbia Records catalogs. Inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame […]

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Rx vs Where You Live: Not All Meds Treated Equally

Rx vs Where You Live: Not All Meds Treated Equally

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Where seniors live makes a difference not only in how much health care they receive but also the medications they’re prescribed — as some miss out on key treatments while others get risky ones, new research shows. More than 1 in 4 patients on Medicare’s prescription drug plan filled at least one prescription for medications long deemed […]

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Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

| October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

It is entirely possible you have become an unintended member of Club Sandwich.  Members are typically in their 50s or 60s and sandwiched between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren.  According to a study released today, an increasing number of Club Sandwich members are providing financial assistance to raising their children or grandchildren.   The […]

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Retirement Delayed

Retirement Delayed

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat […]

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Betty Halbreich 85, Renowned Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman: Panty Girdles

Betty Halbreich 85, Renowned Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman: Panty Girdles

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Betty Halbreich had something to share over brunch the other morning. “I’m wearing a panty girdle,” allowed the 85-year-old personal shopping guru at the legendarily tony Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue — not a shocking revelation for a woman of a certain age who’s spent her life impeccably attired. “I’ve NEVER worn a panty girdle,” […]

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Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Overall stable or lower cost options available to seniors Here is one of those rare examples where medical and prescription drug prices aren’t going through the roof every year.  Medicare standalone prescription drug plans (Part D) for 2014 are remaining stable and even lower, according to data recently released by the Centers for Medicare and […]

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Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity:  Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity: Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship. The result is a slew of […]

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High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are contemplating a flu shot this year you have an unprecedented number of options to choose from. “There’s something for everyone this year,” said CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat. There is the regular shot; a high-dose shot just for those 65 and older; and a tiny-needle shot for the squeamish. The bigger change: A […]

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Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As technology creeps more into our daily lives,many baby boomers are starting to push back on the notion of have a device strapped to our bodies. In a newly released survey from Cornerstone OnDemand, 42 percent of workers said they would not be willing to strap on wearable tech for their jobs, with older and […]

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How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

GRAND BARGAIN Obama and Boehner failed to reach such an accord in 2011 and again last December. Leaders of both parties say problems that killed those negotiations remain, and it’s nearly impossible to resolve them before Oct. 17. Obama told The Associated Press in an interview Friday he would be willing to negotiate with Republicans […]

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Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Countries all over the world are dipping their toes into the flourishing health care tourism sector, where demand is high from American patients and profits are great for local medical industries. Patients Beyond Borders‘ list of the most popular medical tourism destinations and their potential discount percentages are: Brazil: 25-40% Costa Rica: 40-65% India: 65-90% Korea: […]

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Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Baby Boomers are leading the way over foreign borders to access health care they perceive as unaffordable in the United States. More than $2 trillion is spent on health care in the United States each year. Rajesh Rao, CEO of IndUSHealth, told the Huffington Post that more than 80 percent of Americans who cross […]

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Good Friends = Longevity

Good Friends = Longevity

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The secret to longevity may be as simple as a few good friends. According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, social isolation reduces quality of life and actually increases the risk of death. These findings support the notion that people really need other people to […]

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Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

| October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The U.S. population aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 72 million in 2030,* meaning more senior drivers will be on the roads. This also means that more adult children may need to have difficult conversations with their aging parents about driving. However, a new survey released today […]

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Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Keep It Simple A majority of Americans over 65 are homeowners and it is predicted that many will be looking for a smaller home and different a living style.   The country’s largest franchise moving company with the quirky name, Two Men And A Truck predicts that children and families of the Baby Boomer generation […]

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Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hollywood Heavyweights Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman And Kevin Kline Grace The Cover Of AARP The Magazine And Talk About Friendships, Fatherhood, Aging In The Spotlight And More Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. With a […]

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Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  The cities were identified based on a survey that evaluated factors contributing to a fit and active lifestyle as people age. Cities were rated on life expectancy, cardiovascular health, and reported stress levels of baby boomers, as well as access to local health care and fitness resources. “Baby boomers have redefined aging by their […]

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