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Ready To Be My Own Boss Leads In Guidant Financial’s Report On Baby Boomers in Business

Ready To Be My Own Boss Leads In Guidant Financial’s Report On Baby Boomers in Business

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More than half of all small business owners are age 50+ The world might be asking baby boomers about their retirement plans, but an increasing number of boomers are opting to start their own small businesses instead, according to a survey from small business financing company Guidant Financial. The company surveyed more than 2,600 small […]

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Is Climate Change Real? We Asked 800 Americans

Is Climate Change Real? We Asked 800 Americans

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

JE JEC Outreach Climate Change Poll Copy Is Climate Change Real? We Asked 800 Americans—What They Said May Surprise You The results are in: 70 percent of Americans polled believe that climate change is real. This finding tracks almost exactly with the 2016 Yale Climate Opinion Maps survey, which found that 69 percent of respondents […]

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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Menopause and Painful Sex What You Need to Know By  Barbara Dehn, NP HealthyWomen Health Advisory Council Member  Did you know that painful sex is a common symptom of menopause? It’s not surprising if you didn’t. Information from a recent survey titled What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause? has provided insights on one […]

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How To Dream Away Your Stress And Enjoy Life Like You Should

How To Dream Away Your Stress And Enjoy Life Like You Should

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Enjoy Life Like You Should By Dr. Raj Gupta Stress is part of life, but life after 50 should not be filled with large daily doses of it that knock you down for the count. After all, the years are more precious to you now. You want to spend as much time as possible enjoying […]

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How to Help Your Grandkids Pay for College

How to Help Your Grandkids Pay for College

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Want to Help Your Grandkids Pay for College? Get Educated First! By Jack Schacht, My College Planning Team So, you want to help your grandckids fund his or her college tuition? What a great gift! After all, paying for college is the second largest expense most families will ever tackle, as tuition continues to increase […]

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A Valuable Benefit Most Veterans Never Heard of: The VA Pension Program

A Valuable Benefit Most Veterans Never Heard of: The VA Pension Program

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Marty Fogarty, Heartland Law Firm If you’re not familiar with the VA Pension program, you’re not alone. Even most veterans don’t know it exists. But if you served in the Persian Gulf War, Vietnam War, Korean War or World War II—or if your spouse did—you may be eligible to collect up to $2,127 per […]

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Taking Comic Books Seriously Can Lead to Serious Money for Investors

Taking Comic Books Seriously Can Lead to Serious Money for Investors

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than One Comic book investments can be highly profitable—and of course, it’s major fun. But if your primarily goal is to turn a profit, you need to treat it like a business. There’s Real Money in Comic Book Investing Fueled by the prevalence of […]

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Three Steps Out of Depression: Nearing 60th Birthday The Journey Worth Taking

Three Steps Out of Depression: Nearing 60th Birthday The Journey Worth Taking

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When I found myself at the bottom of my depression, I believed with all of my being that I had reached the end of my journey. This can’t get any worse, I told myself. And I certainly couldn’t conceive of it getting any better. I had reached the end of my rope and, figuratively and […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Home to Prevent Falls

Spring Cleaning Your Home to Prevent Falls

| May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By –  Christina Chartrand, VP of Training and Education, Senior Helpers Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries for adults ages 65 and older (you can find all of the stats and figures here), so it’s important to ensure seniors living in their homes are organized and safe. Spring cleaning is the perfect […]

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Looking for a Cash Influx? Here are Five Reasons to Consider Renting Out Your RV

Looking for a Cash Influx? Here are Five Reasons to Consider Renting Out Your RV

| May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Seija Samoylenko, Manager, Customer Success, Campanda.com As you enter and move through your 50s, it is a great time to consider investing in an RV, if you haven’t done so already.  It’s the perfect time for family adventures with older kids before they go off to college, or to explore the country as new […]

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Items from Your Past You Didn’t Know That Are Worth Money Today!

Items from Your Past You Didn’t Know That Are Worth Money Today!

| May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Have you recently poked around an old attic or basement and found something that triggers those all-too-familiar childhood memories but is now collecting dust? Maybe it’s an old record player or your action figure and toy doll collection. These sentimental finds can be great for your youthful soul, but you know what’s even better than […]

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What Does It Mean to Die Well and Why Should You Care?

What Does It Mean to Die Well and Why Should You Care?

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Susan Ducharme Hoben What does it mean to “die well”? The simple answer is it means dying the way you want to. Of course, that then leads to more complicated and thought-provoking questions: How do you want to die? And when is it time to start thinking about that? There is no one answer. […]

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Beware of The Madoffs Among Us

Beware of The Madoffs Among Us

| May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Bernie Madoff, the perpetrator of one of the largest financial scams in history is in prison for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, there are thousands of others who emulate his behavior and are an ever-threatening presence in our society. No one really knows just how much money is stolen from Americans each year. More […]

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Get Happy Then Get Thin?

Get Happy Then Get Thin?

| May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Put Happiness First. The Pounds Will Start to Slide Off “I’m so unhappy because I can’t get thin.” If you believe this, you’re setting yourself up for a tremendous amount of frustration and disappointment. That’s because it simply is not true that being thin will make you, or anybody, happy. From a neurological and biochemical […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Impacting Daily Life

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Impacting Daily Life

| May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Sarah Jones, MPA, MS, CEO of PMDAlliance Often, we think we can spot someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Seeing a hand tremor or someone moving slowly can be signs of this progressive, neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than one million people in the United States. Motor symptoms of PD, which also include dyskinesia (the […]

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Eating this Spring with Pereg Natural Foods

Eating this Spring with Pereg Natural Foods

| May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

SPRING FORWARD INTO A SLIMMER YOU WITH HEALTHY, FIBER-FILLED CARBS PEREG HELPS LEAD THE WAY WITH FAT-BURNING, ALL-NATURAL FOODS Clifton, NJ, APRIL 23, 2018 – Spring is a great time to enjoy the bounty of the season. When you eat foods that are in season, they are not only more affordable, they are also fresher […]

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Sustaining Self-Care Practices You Can Start Today

Sustaining Self-Care Practices You Can Start Today

| May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sustaining Self-Care Practices You Can Start Today By Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S I invite you to develop your own unique palette of self-care practices. I use the word “practices” instead of “habits” or “routines” because you are trying something new and may need to keep at it for a while until that something new […]

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Seven Tips for Falls Prevention

Seven Tips for Falls Prevention

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Mazy Holiday, CEO and Founder, iStand The importance of falls prevention for aging adults cannot be underscored.  Falls are the number one cause of injury-related deaths for seniors and a leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older individuals. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four […]

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When is the Right Time to Consider Assisted Living? Here are Four Signs

When is the Right Time to Consider Assisted Living? Here are Four Signs

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The conversation about assisted living might be among the most difficult a family will ever have. So many questions arise. How do you know when it’s the right time to suggest your loved one give up their independence and move into assisted living? For many families, this topic is among the most difficult they’ll ever […]

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Flexibility and Adaptability: Critical to a Fulfilling Retirement

Flexibility and Adaptability: Critical to a Fulfilling Retirement

| April 28, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The following is an excerpt from the new book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.   In the book, Dr. Geber highlights many ways single and childless older adults can plan for a safe, secure, and meaningful retirement. Adaptability and flexibility are two traits of successful Solo Agers, but everyone could […]

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Protect Yourself, Your Wallet and Your Identity from Phone Scams

Protect Yourself, Your Wallet and Your Identity from Phone Scams

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Alvaro Peon Sanchez, Senior Product Manager at Whitepages A survey of more than 2,000 adults last year found that an estimated one in every 10 American adults lost money in a phone scam over the past 12 months – totaling about $9.5 billion overall. Scammers have developed a variety of convincing techniques to trick […]

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Board Chairperson Judith Allen Ferretti Establishes First-Ever Endowed Caregiver Grant Fund

Board Chairperson Judith Allen Ferretti Establishes First-Ever Endowed Caregiver Grant Fund

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Caregiving and advancing the mission of Road Scholar are two issues Judith Allen Ferretti, Road Scholar’s Board Chairperson, feels strongly about. As a caregiver to her late mother, Helen Studley Dodd, Judy is familiar with the difficult decisions and situations caregivers face daily.  As a member of the Road Scholar volunteer Board of Directors, she […]

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In Sickness and in Health & in Business

In Sickness and in Health & in Business

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In sickness and in health & in business By Tara Langdale-Schmidt Many people know they want to follow an entrepreneur path. I was not one of them In fact, I never gave a thought to being a startup business entrepreneur. But after suffering from unbearable pain, numerous medical misdiagnoses, and ineffective surgeries I decided I […]

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How Genetics Play a Vital Role in Health and Wellness

How Genetics Play a Vital Role in Health and Wellness

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How Genetics Play a Vital Role in Health and Wellness Have you ever wished you could just know what to do for your health? Most people understand that they should exercise more, eat more veggies, sleep more and reduce stress but there are actually some ways that folks can be more targeted with health as […]

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Zuckerberg Hopes He Charmed Congress and Baby Boomers

Zuckerberg Hopes He Charmed Congress and Baby Boomers

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Zuck’s Congressional Marathon Ends –  One Loyal Customer He Loves – People over 50 By Andy Asher Hopefully, you have checked out comments on your Facebook feed since the richest geek in the world Mark Zuckerberg faced the grilling from Congress.  On my feeds, I was surprised how many Facebook Friends were thinking twice […]

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Strength Training Has Amazing Benefits for Baby Boomers

Strength Training Has Amazing Benefits for Baby Boomers

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Strength Training Has Amazing Benefits for Baby Boomers By Andy Asher A jaw-dropping study out of Penn State College of Medicine says older adults who participated in strength training had lower odds of dying.  That’s a bold statement by itself.    But even lesser proclamations report reduced signs of depression, cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, osteoporosis […]

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Innovative Balloon Kyphoplasty 20 Years of Treating Painful Broken Backs Due to Osteoporosis

Innovative Balloon Kyphoplasty 20 Years of Treating Painful Broken Backs Due to Osteoporosis

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Innovative Balloon Kyphoplasty procedure celebrates 20 years of treating painfully broken backs due to osteoporosis Until 20 years ago, the prognosis was often bleak for the hundreds of thousands of Americans each year who suffer painful and debilitating Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) of the spine due to the brittle-bone disease, osteoporosis. Not only would patients […]

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Clear Out “Junk Talk” To Cause Breakthrough Results

Clear Out “Junk Talk” To Cause Breakthrough Results

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Clear Out “Junk Talk” To Cause Breakthrough Results by David Cunningham Springtime is here again, and it’s the ideal time to clear out the clutter in our lives. Clutter is more than that messy closet or that overstuffed garage. It’s also the “junk talk” that keeps us stuck in our current ways of being and […]

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The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Journey Map Serves As A Resource For Those Caring For Loved Ones

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Journey Map Serves As A Resource For Those Caring For Loved Ones

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Journey Map Serves As A Resource For Those Caring For Loved Ones By Liddy Manson, Director of the AgingWell Hub, a program at Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI), part of the McDonough School of Business And Consuelo Benito Olalla, Associate Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, and visiting GSEI fellow […]

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Millennials Experienced Financial Losses Three Times as Often as Baby Boomers Due to Phone Scams in 2018

Millennials Experienced Financial Losses Three Times as Often as Baby Boomers Due to Phone Scams in 2018

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Millennials Experienced Financial Losses Three Times as Often as Baby Boomers Due to Phone Scams in 2018 Despite Falling Victim to Financial Scams at Higher Rates, Millennials Feel More Confident Than Other Generations In Their Ability to Detect Fraud LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — March 27, 2018 — First Orion, provider of data and phone call […]

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Caring for Aging Parents Long Distance

Caring for Aging Parents Long Distance

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Caring for Aging Parents Long Distance By Lynda Shrager Just when we Baby Boomers thought our parents were happily ensconced in their retirement community, we get the call that so many adult children dread. Dad has been rushed to the hospital with chest pains. Before this call comes, we need to organize and plan ahead. […]

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What to Expect as You Enter Your Sixth or Seventh Decade

What to Expect as You Enter Your Sixth or Seventh Decade

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What to Expect as You Enter Your Sixth or Seventh Decade Life has been quite a journey. I’m approaching 71-years young and still going strong. At many times in my life, I have surprised myself and achieved something that I thought was off the table, or walked through a door that I thought was already […]

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WellCare’s New Survey Reveals Aging Parents and Substance Abuse

WellCare’s New Survey Reveals Aging Parents and Substance Abuse

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Adults Now More Concerned About Substance Abuse in Aging Parents Than in Their Kids by Kevin Middleton, Psy.D., vice president, behavioral health programs, WellCare. You may remember a time when you had to have “the talk” with your kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol.  It likely wasn’t the most favorite of conversations but, […]

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5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid By Nazareen Heazle, Editorial Director, International Living. Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s […]

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5 Things You’re Doing That is Compromising Your Online Safety

5 Things You’re Doing That is Compromising Your Online Safety

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

5 Things You’re Doing That is Compromising Your Online Safety by Dr. Eric Cole Just like we work to improve our physical health and well-being, it’s also vitally important to improve our cyber health and keep ourselves safe from online danger. Here are some five easy fixes to keep yourself cyber safe this year: What […]

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Reconnecting with Your Authentic, Wild Self Once the Kids Have Moved Out

Reconnecting with Your Authentic, Wild Self Once the Kids Have Moved Out

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Reconnecting with Your Authentic, Wild Self Once the Kids Have Moved Out By Lucinda Bakken White There is a void that can create feelings of loneliness and sadness when your kids move out of the house. But revisiting the passions and interests you’ve had no time for can be incredibly fulfilling. When my kids went off […]

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The Best Places in The World for Women

The Best Places in The World for Women

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Best Places in The World for Women By Nazareen Heazle But what’s it like for women over there? That’s a question we often get from women thinking of a retirement abroad. It’s an important question…and one we take seriously. In fact, most are surprised to learn that the majority of countries we talk about […]

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New Recommendations Set the Standard for Dementia Care

New Recommendations Set the Standard for Dementia Care

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

New Recommendations Set the Standard for Dementia Care, But Not All Facilities Comply By Steven M. Levin Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia conditions impact about 5.5 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and 220,000 of those people live in Illinois. Because the progression of dementia is unpredictable, individuals suffering from the symptoms, along with […]

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6 Easy Habits That Deliver Big Health Rewards

6 Easy Habits That Deliver Big Health Rewards

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s no secret that staying active is essential to a long, healthy life. But for many seniors – especially those with arthritis and other age-related ailments – starting a new exercise routine may seem like a monumental task. Rather than let aches and pains or fears of torturous cardio sessions deter them, seniors may need […]

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Is Poor Nutrition Keeping You Up at Night? What You Need to Know About Diet and Sleep

Is Poor Nutrition Keeping You Up at Night? What You Need to Know About Diet and Sleep

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What You Need to Know About Diet and Sleep By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD, Founder Most of us know what sleep deprivation feels like, and it is not pleasant. If we do not get enough healthy sleep (some children need 10 hours nightly, while most adults need at least seven), we may be left feeling irritable and disoriented. […]

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10 Mindfulness Exercises That Bring Us A Peaceful Mind

10 Mindfulness Exercises That Bring Us A Peaceful Mind

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

10 Mindfulness Exercises That Bring Us A Peaceful Mind By Andy Asher I always thought there was no big deal in turning 60. I was wrong. While younger, I thought the whole world could be mine and I consigned myself completely to my job and my family. The thing is, my life started happening so […]

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Aging Swim Lessons and Benefits of Swimming in Later Life

Aging Swim Lessons and Benefits of Swimming in Later Life

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Benefits of Swimming in Later Life I have coached swimmers of many ages, from 4 months to 91 years old. It’s no secret that swimming is good for your brain, body, and soul. Most of the common-sense benefits of swimming can be applied broadly to all age groups, but the research is scarce when it […]

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4 Ways to Make Gig Work Less Taxing

4 Ways to Make Gig Work Less Taxing

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

4 Ways to Make Gig Work Less Taxing You enjoy the freedom and flexibility of work in the gig economy, right? Well, then, there are few things you’ll want to make sure you’re doing to keep your gig from causing you tax headaches in the future. Pay Estimated Taxes You probably don’t think about taxes […]

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How to Stay Committed to Your New Year’s Resolution Goals

How to Stay Committed to Your New Year’s Resolution Goals

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Stay Committed to Your New Year’s Resolution Goals We are well into 2018, but unfortunately most of us have already fallen off the wagon with our New Year’s Resolution goals. Remember those? It happens to the best of us, even when we have the best intentions. The good news is that it’s easier […]

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What No One Tells You About Food and Your Body

What No One Tells You About Food and Your Body

| March 7, 2018 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Everyone tells you that you should take this supplement, or you shouldn’t eat that food. None of that is about asking a question, it’s all about the judgment of what is right or wrong. And its gets passed from person to person like Chinese whispers. How many times have you personally taken a supplement recommended […]

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Preventing Elder Abuse – Practical Things to Prevent Elderly Abuse

Preventing Elder Abuse – Practical Things to Prevent Elderly Abuse

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Practical Things to Preventing Elder Abuse   “Elder Abuse” is a topic I’ve discussed many times on webinars, phone conferences, in coaching sessions, while teaching in classrooms and when sitting with real estate clients and their family members. Not in a million years did I ever think I would experience Elder Abuse with anyone in […]

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Safety Tips For Seniors Infographic

Safety Tips For Seniors Infographic

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Safety Tips For Seniors If you’re like most seniors, you’re probably concerned about how long you’ll be able to live independently. You may want to remain close to your friends and loved ones. Or, stay in the house you’ve made a home over the course of your life. Although many seniors make the difficult decision […]

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Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Five Ways to Keep Heart-Healthy Year Round By: Senior Helpers February is National Heart Health Month, and with eighty percent of heart disease being preventable, it’s important to know a few easy ways to maintain your health and keep your senior loved one’s heart beating strong this month and beyond. Senior care expert, Tonya Jackson, […]

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Top 20 Cities in America For LGBT Seniors

Top 20 Cities in America For LGBT Seniors

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  For the 2018 list a variety of factors were considered, including the following: percentage of LGBT population in the area, available social activities, festivals, weather, LGBT Chamber of Commerce presence, presence of gay-friendly senior communities, quality of healthcare, number of hospitals and pharmacies, local and state legislations protecting the LGBT community, cost of living, […]

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How to Incorporate Bright Colors During the Winter Months

How to Incorporate Bright Colors During the Winter Months

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Brighten Your Life with Color Ways to incorporate color into your surroundings to help brighten your mood during the cold winter months By Ariela Wertheimer With cold weather well underway for most of the North East, the winter blues can be daunting. As days get shorter and darker, some people may find themselves […]

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Will Your Wealth Unify or Divide Your Family?

Will Your Wealth Unify or Divide Your Family?

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Will Your Wealth Unify or Divide Your Family? By Amy A. Castoro If you’re like many successful Baby Boomers, you’ve come to think of your wealth as money, stocks, bonds and real property. But family wealth is much more than tangible financial assets. Family wealth also includes your family’s name, reputation, and values. It also […]

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Doctor’s Orders: Learn to Love Together this Valentine’s Day with a Relationship Refresh Plan

Doctor’s Orders: Learn to Love Together this Valentine’s Day with a Relationship Refresh Plan

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Learn to Love Together this Valentine’s Day with a Relationship Refresh Plan Susan Kellogg-Spadt, CRNP, PhD, stresses role of intimacy in maintaining a healthy & mutually satisfying relationship A recent study examined the association between masturbation and sexual satisfaction in a relationship. The evidence gleaned from a convenience sample of over 15,000 subjects supported a […]

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Emotional Effects of Menopause are More Than the Bedroom: What Men Should Know

Emotional Effects of Menopause are More Than the Bedroom: What Men Should Know

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Emotional Effects of Menopause are More Than the Bedroom Mary Jo Rapini, LPC  What Men Should Know When we talk about menopause we think of older women, hot flashes, irritability, night sweats, and a miserable time. Those symptoms are a reality for many women during this time. However, not all women experience the physical symptoms.  […]

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Mind Blowing Intimacy

Mind Blowing Intimacy

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Mind Blowing Intimacy Mary Jo Rapini, LPC One difficult phrase and concept that I try to get my clients to understand is “mind-blowing intimacy.” This is no surprise as we are inundated with “mind-blowing sex” on reality TV, in magazines, on the Internet, and in movies. “Mind-blowing sex” gets the highest media ratings, as well […]

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Top Tips to Make the Most of Heart Health Month

Top Tips to Make the Most of Heart Health Month

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Top Tips to Make the Most of Heart Health Month Heart Health Month welcomes the opportunity to share information and spread awareness on the global epidemic that is cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the American Heart Association, 69% of men and 67% of women over the age of 60 have 1 or more types of […]

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Holistic Well Being is Integral to Leadership Success

Holistic Well Being is Integral to Leadership Success

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

HOLISTIC WELL-BEING IS INTEGRAL TO LEADERSHIP SUCCESS New Book Praised by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, Explores Intrinsic Connection Between Personal Well-Being and Leadership Abilities, Offers Approach Inspired by Techniques From Traditional Practice of Yoga Wellesley, MA – When we think about the qualities of an ideal leader, words like “decisive,” “charismatic,” “visionary”, […]

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20 Ways to Improve Your Marriage

20 Ways to Improve Your Marriage

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

20 Ways to Improve Your Marriage Mary Jo Rapini, LPC When talking to your friends about the key to a successful marriage, you may leave the conversation feeling overwhelmed and stressed, more convinced it’s sex, time spent or financial security that holds happy couples together. These issues are important and the couples themselves determine their […]

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Tips for Celebrating the Small Victories Along the Way

Tips for Celebrating the Small Victories Along the Way

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Tips for Celebrating the Small Victories Along the Way By Rachel Hershenberg, PhD When something good happens to you, are you quick to pick up your phone or computer or lovingly holler for your partner to come into the room so you can tell them all about it?  Are you in the habit of celebrating […]

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Can Anxiety Make You Fat?

Can Anxiety Make You Fat?

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Is Anxiety Making You Fat? Nancy Bryan, Ph.D. Can anxiety make you fat? The answer is an emphatic “Yes.”  If someone finds it hard to accept this assertion, it may be because it’s hard to grasp how anything that seems to be occurring in the mind could make an apparently unrelated something happen in the […]

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An Oasis of Calm in Bustling Rome: The Protestant Cemetery

An Oasis of Calm in Bustling Rome: The Protestant Cemetery

| February 8, 2018 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

An Oasis of Calm in Bustling Rome: The Protestant Cemetery By Mary Robertson of www.thegoodlonglife.com I can hear some Boomer readers thinking, Are you actually suggesting we spend our time in Rome, Italy visiting a cemetery?!  Yes, indeed! Each time my husband Jim and I visit this beautiful landmark, also known as The Non-Catholic Cemetery, we […]

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Older Woman, Younger Man

Older Woman, Younger Man

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Older Woman, Younger Man By Sonja Klein I’m an older woman. The oldest man I’ve ever been to bed with was 65. Viagra made it possible. I didn’t know it at the time, and if I had known, I would have been turned off. After that experience, I gave up on sex, determined to live […]

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How to Save Money on Your Prescription Medications

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Medications

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Medications The prices of brand-name and even generic drugs can be outrageous and are often wildly more expensive than the price of the same exact drug in other countries. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable. So how can you get the financial […]

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How to Embrace Aging With Joy For Bloomer Boomer

How to Embrace Aging With Joy For Bloomer Boomer

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Embrace Aging With Joy By Lucinda Bakken White Aging with joy is a rarely discussed topic in western society. Instead, many people are fearful of becoming an elder. We are conditioned to believe that we are valued only for our looks, youth, and contributions to the workforce. As a result, we deny the […]

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Writing to Preserve & Revive Memory

Writing to Preserve & Revive Memory

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Writing to Preserve & Revive Memory By Beth N. Carvin If you’re old enough to remember the John F. Kennedy assassination or the Cuban missile crisis, you’re probably realizing that your memory isn’t what it used to be. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control has reported that one in eight Americans over the age of […]

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Rehabilitation by Housecalls: Establishing Functional Wellness

Rehabilitation by Housecalls: Establishing Functional Wellness

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Establishing Functional Wellness What is functional wellness? While you can’t slow down or prevent aging, you can control how well you age by proactively pursuing activities that promote healthy aging. With that in mind, your trips to the doctor don’t always mean you’re being proactive in your health because medical wellness doesn’t always reflect your […]

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Baby Boomer Women and the Dark Secret of Eating Disorders

Baby Boomer Women and the Dark Secret of Eating Disorders

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Baby Boomer Women and the Dark Secret of Eating Disorders By Iris Ruth Pastor   I don’t really know how many women in midlife suffer with an eating disorder. Dr. Cynthia Bulik, author of Midlife Eating Disorders, Your Journey to Recovery, notes that thirteen percent of women age fifty and above have an eating disorder, […]

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4 Myths About Migraines After 50

4 Myths About Migraines After 50

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

4-Myths About Migraines After 50 While most people will experience head pain at some point in their lives with varying frequency and intensity, many dismiss their symptoms as “just a headache.” But if you have head pain that’s so severe it interferes with daily tasks, and if it is associated with other symptoms like sensitivity […]

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10 Tips to Find the Perfect Housemate

10 Tips to Find the Perfect Housemate

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

10 Tips to Find the Perfect Housemate by Wendi Burkhardt, Does your home have an unused guest room? Is your grown child’s old bedroom serving as a makeshift storage room or just collecting dust? Did you know that you could earn approximately $10,000 a year by renting out that underutilized space? With the rise of […]

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When I Say I’m Hot

When I Say I’m Hot

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When I Say I’m Hot By Barb DePree, MD, Ob/Gyn at Lakeshore Health Partners and Founder of MiddleSexMD Hot flashes. They’re the stereotypical symptom of menopause, the subject of T-shirts and mugs: “It’s not a hot flash, it’s a power surge.” But when you say to yourself or your partner, in an intimate moment, “I’m […]

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14 Smart Skincare Hacks For Gym Rats

14 Smart Skincare Hacks For Gym Rats

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

14 Smart Skincare Hacks For Gym Rats Exercise is good for the body and mind and did you know exercise and sweating is good for your skin, too? Dr. Margarita Lolis, a New Jersey board certified dermatologist explains that, “When exercising we release toxins from our skin, opening up and clear out our pores. However, if […]

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Best Hair Tips For Girls With Natural Curls

Best Hair Tips For Girls With Natural Curls

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Best Hair Tips For Girls with Natural Curls International Stylist and Curl Master Creator of The Doux Gets Real About Real Hair People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look. Whether they want to blow it straight, create looser curls or maximize […]

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3 Exercises to Strengthen Balance, Prevent Winter Falls

3 Exercises to Strengthen Balance, Prevent Winter Falls

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Caroline DeGroot, Master of Physical Therapy (MPT), is a physical therapist and regional coordinator of the Vestibular Program at Athletico Physical Therapy. Winter is in full force and many of us have experienced freezing temperatures, blizzards and, of course, ice. As we age, our balance naturally declines and icy and snowy weather conditions only increase […]

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Human Rejuvenation and Longevity – Inspired By Nature

Human Rejuvenation and Longevity – Inspired By Nature

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Human Rejuvenation and Longevity – Inspired By Nature By Ira S. Pastor Introduction We currently live on a planet with many organisms which from a health and wellness perspective are much further advanced than human beings. Many lower organisms (i.e. amphibians, planarians) can replace lost or damaged organs and tissues that are identical in both […]

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Living with and Overcoming Sexual Pain

Living with and Overcoming Sexual Pain

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Living with and overcoming sexual pain By Tara Langdale-Schmidt Many post-menopausal baby boomers and seniors suffer extreme sexual pain from Vaginal Atrophy. The pain is so intense, they stop having intercourse, which overtime, can actually make the problem worse. According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), resulting from the […]

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Is it time for your elderly parent to down size or move into Assisted Living? As a caregiver, where do you start?

Is it time for your elderly parent to down size or move into Assisted Living? As a caregiver, where do you start?

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As a caregiver, where do you start? Downsizing is never easy. This alone brings up a number of challenges, such as, where to move, is it time for an assisted living environment and what to do with all the furniture and large items. Then there is the emotional journey. Once the big decisions are made, […]

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What Phase of Life are you in?

What Phase of Life are you in?

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What Phase of Life are you in? Except from Become the Architect of Your Body, Mind and Soul by Lara Alexiou The phases of life are part of my favorite thing about the Taoist Five Element Theory. The first phase is the Wood phase, from the age of birth to eight years. Like springtime, our […]

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Why Falling in Love is the Best Weight-Loss Trick There Is Nancy Bryan

Why Falling in Love is the Best Weight-Loss Trick There Is Nancy Bryan

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why Falling in Love is the Best Weight-Loss Trick By Nancy Bryan The ability to lose weight effortlessly while in love is, in fact, not a trick, but a proven biochemical reality.  In fact, the word “trick” is entirely inadequate to describe what should really be termed “an astonishingly complex accomplishment.” As Dr. Ronald Gatty wrote […]

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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Are Dental Implants Right for You? Dr. Rajan Sharma, DDS As we age, we can suffer from a myriad of dental problems that can lead to a loss of teeth. If you are missing teeth you might feel like your only option using dentures, but there is another option: dental implants. In endodontics, my specialization, […]

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The Reminiscing Generation: Why Memories Matter

The Reminiscing Generation: Why Memories Matter

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Reminiscing Generation: Why Memories Matter By Beth N. Carvin As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved biographies and life stories. I read the entire set of female biographies in my elementary school library. The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, was my favorite childhood movie. I […]

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Combating Social Isolation: Insights from Today’s Aging Experts

Combating Social Isolation: Insights from Today’s Aging Experts

| January 4, 2018 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Combating Social Isolation: Insights from Today’s Aging Experts Humans have a fundamental need for socialization and inclusion. For older adults, living alone and being socially isolated are rising to the top of age-related health issues. In fact, research studies reveal that lacking social connections can be as damaging to health. And as smoking 15 cigarettes […]

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