Archive for February, 2014

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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More Boomer Drivers…Fewer Deaths

More Boomer Drivers…Fewer Deaths

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

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds car-crash deaths have fallen quite a bit among older drivers during the past 15 years. The rate of fatal crashes among drivers age 70 and older fell 42% per licensed driver between 1997 and 2012, outpacing the 30% drop for drivers age 35 to […]

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5 Steps to Retire When You Want-Kiplinger

5 Steps to Retire When You Want-Kiplinger

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

BloomerBoomer interviewed the editor of this report, Susan Garland,  of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report. You can hear her interview here and at iTunes. Retiring at age 65 is becoming as much of an anachronism as getting a gold watch and a traditional defined-benefit pension. Medicare still kicks in at that age, but your full Social Security benefit […]

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Women Less Prepared For Retirement?

Women Less Prepared For Retirement?

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When it comes to planning for retirement, women feel less prepared than men. That’s according to the New Retirement Mindscape 2013 City Pulse index survey, commissioned by Ameriprise Financial. Only 38 percent of women surveyed as part of the study say they feel on track for retirement (or the […]

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Innovative Fitness Programs for Seniors

Innovative Fitness Programs for Seniors

| February 14, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Seniors who exercise gain physical, mental and emotional benefits that they would not get by sitting still. Whether it is gardening, walking or a more intense activity, regular exercise improves seniors’ well-being, especially when they work out with friends or family. Innovative Fitness Programs for Seniors Fitness is not […]

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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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How to Manage Post Retirement Cash Flow

How to Manage Post Retirement Cash Flow

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

You may have big dreams for your retirement: sailing around the world, starting a new business, spoiling the grandkids. But if you’re piling up more debt than savings, those retirement dreams may have to be deferred. It turns out the majority of people who contribute to retirement plans, such […]

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Taking Risks to Live Your Dream

Taking Risks to Live Your Dream

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

Randy Biehl spent 25 years as a U.S. probation and parole officer. Now he owns and runs his own winery in Upstate New York. Suzie Ford was an out-of-work banker and her husband, Tom, was a career airline pilot who, in Suzie’s words, "never saw his family, but loved […]

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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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What Every Baby Boomer Has in Common

What Every Baby Boomer Has in Common

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

WASHINGTON , February 12, 2014 — Ten thousand. That is a lot of people.  Ten thousand people can fill a good sized minor league stadium.  But what is the significance of ten thousand? Every day, ten thousand baby boomers retire. And that is the leading edge of a tsunami that […]

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Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85

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

Shirley Temple Black, Famed Child Star, Dies Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, died on […]

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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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Remembering the Beatles

Remembering the Beatles

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

We boomer women well know that certain events were life transforming—both for each of us as individuals and for our generation as a whole. Two such events took place within the period of three months…. a mere 50 years ago! Back in late 1993 and early 1994, many of […]

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Olympian Picabo Street on Retirement and Diet

Olympian Picabo Street on Retirement and Diet

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

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons from competitors, coaches and former Olympians alike. Three-time Olympian and 1998 super G gold medalist Picabo Street will be working with Fox Sports as an […]

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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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Pharmacy and Tobacco Don’t Mix

Pharmacy and Tobacco Don’t Mix

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

Feb 5 (Reuters) – CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first U.S. drugstore chain to take cigarettes off the shelf. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain a […]

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What Make Surfers and Yogi’s Alike

What Make Surfers and Yogi’s Alike

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

  I have friends from high school who still love to surf.  Of course there are many thousands of us over 55 practicing yoga. Unlike surfing, yoga doesn’t have to be done outdoors, but as any yogi can attest, it’s just so.much.better.that.way. But why does a love of nature equate to more attractive online personas? […]

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