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Patti LaBelle – Booming And Wants Us To Boom Too

Patti LaBelle – Booming And Wants Us To Boom Too

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Carolyn Rokke Patti Labelle, the Award-Winning Singer Patti LaBelle, the “Godmother of Soul,” has been singing since she was 5 years old, using the broom as a microphone, looking in the mirror and sounding good. Her mother told her she needed to sing in the choir and her response was “oh, no. I don’t […]

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Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Protect Your Memory: As we get older, and ideally a little wiser, a reality check is that our bodies alter and, for most of us, some physical activities are no longer an option. A hallmark sign of aging is declining memory and changes in sleep patterns, often marked by worsening snoring. Don’t ignore the comments […]

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Life as the Child of a European Immigrant

Life as the Child of a European Immigrant

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I am the daughter of two European immigrant. I was born in 1954, Smack in the middle of the baby boomer years. I am a first generation American. I’m also an immigrant’s granddaughter. My mother and her parents arrived here from Vienna in 1939, and landed on Ellis Island and theirs was only the beginning […]

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Warning You Should Know About  Nursing Homes

Warning You Should Know About Nursing Homes

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Problems at Nursing Homes In an interview, Susan Hodges, licensed nursing facility administrator (LNFA), can talk about the terrible things she has seen while working in nursing homes around North Texas. She has even written a book called, A Breach of Trust, about a backwards court-ordered guardianship program that threatens to shatter America’s foundational principles […]

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Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As we get older, and ideally a little wiser, a reality check is that our bodies alter and, for most of us, some physical activities are no longer an option. A hallmark sign of aging is declining memory and changes in sleep patterns, often marked by worsening snoring. Don’t ignore the comments from your spouse […]

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How to Get More from Your Doctor Appointments

How to Get More from Your Doctor Appointments

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

10 Dos & Don’ts for Being an Informed Patient Even the healthiest of us can get a little nervous in the doctor’s office. As a result, we sometimes forget the very questions we came to ask or leave without fully understanding what the doctor just advised us to do. On top of it, doctor appointments […]

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Talking Love & Money Over 50

Talking Love & Money Over 50

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

According to the TD Bank Love & Money Survey, when looking back, the best advice Boomers would give their younger selves is not to wait to start saving or investing (61 percent). One-in-four (26 percent) would also caution there’s no rush to get married. While hindsight is 20/20, many Boomers are navigating a changing landscape […]

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5 Must-Have Gadgets for Healthy Travels

5 Must-Have Gadgets for Healthy Travels

| September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Summer travels are at its peak, and while getaways can offer much-needed relaxation or adventure, they can also pose major health and safety risks — Exposure to new cuisines and environments while being away from our usual doctors can be a dangerous combination. However, today’s technology affords us the peace of mind to be able […]

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Quality of Care – Nursing Home Red Flags

Quality of Care – Nursing Home Red Flags

| September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Important Warning Signs You Could Miss Finding the right nursing home to provide quality care for your loved one can be a long and difficult process. A process that should be taken seriously.According to The Nursing Home Abuse Guide, nearly 10 percent of nursing homes have violations that pose a risk of serious injury or death, […]

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60 is the new 30

60 is the new 30

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Do you remember 30 years ago, when many 60-year-olds were barely able to function in the competitive business world? To be in shape? To be a vital part of a healthy, sexual, intimate relationship? Thank God times have changed. And they’ve changed in the most beautiful ways ever. Well, now 60 is the new 30. […]

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The Only Type of Brain Training That Works

The Only Type of Brain Training That Works

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A reader of newspapers could get whiplash following the brain training field – it seems as though one week there’s a headline suggesting that you should do brain training to reduce dementia risk and the next week there’s a headline suggesting thatall brain training is bogus. So, what’s the truth? The simple facts are that […]

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Creativity and Your Second Act

Creativity and Your Second Act

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“But I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” my client Sarah laments in response to my query, What would you like to create now that you’ve entered your Second Act?” The creativity and second act… After a lifetime of working in government service, Sarah tells me she feels a deep longing to “break […]

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Intimacy and Relationships Over 50

Intimacy and Relationships Over 50

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Many Americans over 50, single or coupled, may be concerned by relationship and intimacy pressures. We all struggle with these challenges, but they can be especially tough for people with chronic illness and may include: ·         How to cope with intimacy when you’re just not feeling up to it ·         When to talk to a new partner […]

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5 Strategies to Save $1 Million

5 Strategies to Save $1 Million

| August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Who wants to be a millionaire? By SANDRA BLOCK, Senior Associate Editor From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, September 2017 Chances are, you do—and Kiplinger’s 5 Strategies to Save $1 Million can help get you there. This brand-new report outlines key routes to success for those willing to work hard and use their income productively, including tips on: ·         Automating […]

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The Future of Healthcare is Here

The Future of Healthcare is Here

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What is the future of healthcare? Imagine this scenario: you place an order for medication, but instead of taking a week, it arrives in only a few hours. And instead of being delivered by a mail carrier, it is dropped off by a robot. This may seem like a scene out of a sci-fi movie, […]

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7 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Meals

7 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Meals

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The healthiest, most sustainable lifestyle today means having a balanced diet with an emphasis on eating more plants. Fortunately, there are many easy options we can choose from in order to better our health and make us feel good. Sara Siskind, Certified Nutritional Health Counselor, has come up with 7 easy ways to incorporate more plants into […]

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What Every Senior Should Know:  Hospital Observation, Admittance, Medicare &MOON

What Every Senior Should Know: Hospital Observation, Admittance, Medicare &MOON

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s worse for a senior than getting hospitalized and then having to go for rehab? Learning that Medicare won’t cover your rehab because of a technicality. It’s one of the bigger messes in healthcare today, and despite recent attempts to fix it, many seniors still don’t fully understand it…until it hits them in the wallet. Observation Status […]

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Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age in the Comfort of Their Own Home

Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age in the Comfort of Their Own Home

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When the kids start to fly the coop, the next family members to focus your energy on are typically your aging parents. Senior Helpers—one of the largest providers of in-home senior care—conducted a national survey to gauge Baby Boomer attitudes on their aging parents. As it turns out, the kind of care our aging parents […]

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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

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Investing in comic books is becoming a hot trend. But the first step in making a profit on what some still think of as “kiddie fare” is to act like a kid and do your homework. Fueled by the prevalence of top-grossing movies featuring comic book characters and the increasing popularity of events like Comic […]

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Women At Woodstock

Women At Woodstock

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A weekend getaway for like-minded women over 50 (ish) who see life as an adventure waiting to be made. At the gathering, you will meet movers & shakers, make new friends, take workshops, take hikes, start the day with yoga, savor delicious food & wine, dive deep into inspiring conversations and be the focus of […]

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The Future of Healthcare is Here

The Future of Healthcare is Here

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What is the future of healthcare? Imagine this scenario: you place an order for medication, but instead of taking a week, it arrives in only a few hours. And instead of being delivered by a mail carrier, it is dropped off by a robot. This may seem like a scene out of a sci-fi movie, […]

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Facial Fat Grafting: The Real Key to Reversing Aging

Facial Fat Grafting: The Real Key to Reversing Aging

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Facial Fat Grafting The biggest anti-aging breakthrough of the new millennium is here. Dr. Steven Cohen, the plastic surgeon at FACES+ has invented an injectable facial rejuvenation procedure that reverses the aging process by stimulating soft tissue, creating new blood vessels and combating inflammation. His secret weapon to this scientific breakthrough is fat grafting; unlike […]

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Senior Orphans

Senior Orphans

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The word “orphan” usually conjures images of helpless children with no one to care for them, but that same term can apply to senior citizens as well.   It is becoming a growing problem with seniors who fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. Senior orphans are people over age 65 who have no close relatives, […]

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4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Spouses often harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects especially money issues. From the style of clothes and haircuts they like on each other to the TV shows they watch every evening, marriage requires plenty of compromise. While frivolous things such as choosing between Monday Night Football and Dancing with the Stars might conjure […]

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Dating 101 for Single Boomers Over the Age of 50

Dating 101 for Single Boomers Over the Age of 50

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

They say life starts at 50. That can’t be truer now, especially when technology opened up doors for limitless possibilities. You can travel around the world, learn a new craft, live life and be happy. You can also start dating again conveniently. It’s never too late to fall in love. There are countless senior dating […]

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Tom Madden

Tom Madden

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Who Is Tom Madden? Telling Tom Madden to stop spinning is like telling the Federal Government to stop spending. Madden is the quintessential “Spin Man,” the title of his engaging memoir recounting his rise from newspaper reporter to the pinnacle of network TV before launching his own PR firm. Madden’s popular blog MaddenMischief has led […]

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Top Health Signals to Monitor to Empower Healthy Living

Top Health Signals to Monitor to Empower Healthy Living

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Your body is constantly talking to you. It sends important signals throughout the day that indicate key changes in your health. And, one of the best ways to prolong a healthy life is to listen to what your body is saying. Thanks to advanced sensing technology, health trackers can make keeping track of your body’s signals […]

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5 Things A First-Time Investor Need to Know

5 Things A First-Time Investor Need to Know

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    Did you know two-thirds of middle-aged Americans say they’re going to delay their retirement. Why? Many say they have too much debt or not enough income. If you’re one of the many Americans behind on your retirement savings, there are various ways you can save for and fund retirement — like being an […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery — Possible In Midlife

Eating Disorder Recovery — Possible In Midlife

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“As a teenager, I did not obsess about bingeing. I just did it on occasion.No big deal, I thought. As I got older, however – from my 20’s straight through my 50’s – it became more frequent as I strived for the ‘perfect’ figure. I tried every diet — I would lose weight only to […]

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How Women In Leadership Roles  Can Change The Workplace

How Women In Leadership Roles Can Change The Workplace

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As women have taken on greater leadership roles in the business world, it’s paid off for both them and business. A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that firms with women in the C-suite were more profitable. Meanwhile, the number of women-owned businesses grew 45 percent from 2007 to 2016 compared to […]

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Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirees are not only one of the top demographics that participate in summer travel, but they are also the fastest-growing group of short-term rental hosts in the US. In fact, according to Airbnb’s 2017 report, senior hosts have earned a collective $747 million in income through the short-term rental community. People own and operate vacation rentals for […]

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4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Spouses often harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects. From the style of clothes and haircuts they like on each other to the TV shows they watch every evening, marriage requires plenty of compromise especially when it comes to money. While frivolous things such as choosing between Monday Night Football and Dancing with the […]

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Your Age Is Whatever You Want It To Be

Your Age Is Whatever You Want It To Be

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.” – Helen Hayes It seems that age is the new “whatever you want it to be.” Fifty is the new 40, or is it 30? Lately, every time I hear someone’s age, it’s one number followed by a lower one. When it comes to our age, how we […]

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Four Ways to Tap Your Home Equity in Retirement

Four Ways to Tap Your Home Equity in Retirement

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Paul Fiore Home prices have surged in recent years and older Americans now hold collectively $6.2 trillion in home equity. That’s an average of more than $200,000 per senior household with equity. However, for many seniors it feels like the roof is caving in. That’s because their income from savings and retirement accounts is […]

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Tackling a Silent Killer – My Journey to a Cure for Hepatitis C

Tackling a Silent Killer – My Journey to a Cure for Hepatitis C

| June 21, 2017 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There’s a silent killer stalking the streets and it’s actively trying to kill 3.8 million Americans. Some know they’re being stalked, but most don’t. The killer was identified in 1989, so we know its name and what it looks like, but it wasn’t until three years ago, that a dependable way to deal with it […]

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How 6 Rock-Climbing Techniques Can Be  Your Secret Weapon In Life

How 6 Rock-Climbing Techniques Can Be Your Secret Weapon In Life

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What could be your secret weapon in life? There are times when desire and commitment drive us out of any comfort zone we could possibly imagine. Manley Feinberg II thought about that fact one day as he stared at a wall of rock in front of him in the Aksu Valley, one of the last […]

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Capturing Family History on Social Media

Capturing Family History on Social Media

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

 Adapted from The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook: A New Roadmap for Maximizing Your Brand, Influence and Credibility (Career Press) by Gail Z. Martin. Martin owns DreamSpinner Communications and consults with professionals and businesses in the U.S. and Canada on strategic social media. Social media is a huge game-changer for people researching their family history–and it’s […]

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Surviving What Life Throws At Us

Surviving What Life Throws At Us

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The compelling story of Lori Morrison, former CEO of one of the largest food and wine wholesalers from Mexico to Panama was diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from a series of horrific events in her life: suicide of her first husband at the young age of 27, the death of her second […]

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Take Charge of Your Bone Health During National Osteoporosis Month

Take Charge of Your Bone Health During National Osteoporosis Month

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What You Need to Know We all know there are certain health screenings that consistently remain top-of-mind – mammograms for breast health, dermatology appointments to scan for melanoma, colonoscopies to detect and prevent colon cancer, but screening for osteoporosis too frequently flies under the radar. Despite the fact that osteoporosis causes 2 million bone fractures […]

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4 Tips On Protecting Yourself From Negativity

4 Tips On Protecting Yourself From Negativity

By Lori Morrison “Dwelling on negativity simply contributes to its power” – Shirley Maclaine” Most negative people are steeped in their vulnerabilities. To feel powerful, they place themselves as the ultimate judge of those around them. They are often in attack mode, striking out at you or gossiping behind your back to construct an image […]

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement?The Secret to Having a Retirement You’ll Enjoy

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement?The Secret to Having a Retirement You’ll Enjoy

Approximately four million people in the U.S. retire each year,1 and most of them spend a majority of their adult lives saving money to last through their retirement. But shouldn’t people focus on how they can enjoy this, rather than just endure it? When planning for retirement, many people are uncertain of what it will entail, […]

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Is The Anti-Gluten Frenzy About To Be  Countered By A Pro-Wheat Comeback?

Is The Anti-Gluten Frenzy About To Be Countered By A Pro-Wheat Comeback?

Americans at one time lived their lives utterly unconcerned about the gluten in their diets. But an anti-gluten craze that erupted in the last decade has become so prominent that it spawned a $16-billion-a-year industry. Gluten became branded as the enemy of good health, bestselling books scared the public away from wheat, and foods marketed […]

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How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit)  When You’re Retired

How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit) When You’re Retired

How to stay young? Read on.. Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records. Yuichiro Miura of Japan climbed Mount Everest when he was 80. Not everyone in the golden years of life will attempt and accomplish such extraordinary feats, but most people […]

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News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Each week, we recap the news items that most engaged our followers over the past week. This week, a Reuters Institute study explains how digital media has overtaken print media as a primary news source — for some generations, that is –, while a study from MarketingCharts emphasizes the […] Click here to view original […]

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Urine Drug Tests: Effective  But Easy To Cheat On

Urine Drug Tests: Effective But Easy To Cheat On

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains on the urine drug tests that numerous businesses and physicians rely on. But what happens when that “effective” tool is easily cheated – and an entire industry springs up to help the cheaters? “Many people may […]

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4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can  Increase Your Social Security Check

4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can Increase Your Social Security Check

In a world of IRAs, bonds, annuities and investment property, one retirement benefit often gets overlooked, or not discussed at all, by some financial advisers: Social Security. “In retirement, you need to create as much fixed, guaranteed income as you can,” says Tony Perrone, president and founder of the Estate Planning Group and author of […]

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Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar Effective communication… Sometimes my work as a family doctor the days don’t always go as expected. On a busy day, I feel like I’ll never catch up, and it’s frustrating that I can’t give adequate time to each individual patient. One afternoon not long ago, I was feeling unusually tired. I […]

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Boomer Beware Fast Food Chain Health Claims Wrong

Boomer Beware Fast Food Chain Health Claims Wrong

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Until the last year I have never paid real close attention to the health warning labels on what I buy at the store. I still don’t pay close attention to calorie labels at fast food restaurants.  This study seems to tell us that the health claims at fast food joints is way off base. Each […]

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How To Cut Your Landline Phone – Make Your Life Easier

How To Cut Your Landline Phone – Make Your Life Easier

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How To Cut Your Landline Phone – Make Your Life Easier Studies show that most of us in the “Boomer” generation now use our cellular phone for most of our non-work related communications.  So do we still need landline phone service in our home? Make sure you,  Cut Landline Phone Make Life Easier Up until […]

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Health Tip: Skip the Late Night Snacks

Health Tip: Skip the Late Night Snacks

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

(HealthDay News) — If you find yourself nibbling every night before bed, it may be a sign that you need to change your eating habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Planning regular healthy meals and snacks throughout the day so you’re not hungry after dinner. Making sure to eat a protein-rich breakfast and […]

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U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The federal agency that controls more than $1 trillion in Medicare and Medicaid funding has moved to prevent nursing homes from forcing claims of elder abuse, sexual harassment and even wrongful death into the private system of justice known as arbitration. An agency within the Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday issued a rule […]

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Gender played a bigger role in the presidential debate than you think

Gender played a bigger role in the presidential debate than you think

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Did he call her “secretary” as a sign of respect or condescension? What about the interruptions? And the matter of her looks or lack of stamina? And then there was Miss Piggy. Questions about gender ran throughout Monday night’s general-election presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the first ever between man […]

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Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

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

Arlington, VA – Today’s older adults want to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes, but many worry about falling. In fact, one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. But, falling is not a normal part of aging. Every older adult has the power to prevent a fall. Today, […]

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How Omega-3 Foods Can Help You Be a Better Athlete

How Omega-3 Foods Can Help You Be a Better Athlete

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

Chances are, you’ve heard about omega-3 fatty acids and the fact that they are an important part of a healthy diet. Whether you’ve heard them talked about in the news or have seen them listed as an ingredient in your breakfast cereal, omega-3s continue to be of interest to people interested in healthy eating, thanks […]

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Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Make You Gain Weight?

Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Make You Gain Weight?

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

Most conversations with your doctor about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), tend to focus on menstrual irregularity, including missed periods and/or heavy periods. But, women with PCOS face other problems, too — and a big one is weight gain. It’s not clear whether PCOS is a direct cause of the extra pounds many women with PCOS […]

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Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Think of Herman Melville and you don’t think lothario. But in 1847, after the publication of his first two novels, Typee and Omoo, Melville was considered something of a venereal adventurer by the antsy prudes who controlled literary comment. The erotic episodes he’d had with girls on the Marquesas Islands as a young sailor helped […]

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Technology Changes the Way Society Views Aging

Technology Changes the Way Society Views Aging

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Every week, we review the mature marketing content from the previous week with which our followers were most engaged. This week, we will take a look at how technology is expected to impact the way in which society views aging in the future, as well as John Oliver’s take on the trials and tribulations of […]

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Groundbreaking Partnership Connecting the Generations Through Reading

Groundbreaking Partnership Connecting the Generations Through Reading

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Grandparents.com (OTCQB: GPCM) and its benefits organization, the American Grandparents Association (AGA), announced today that it has officially joined forces with Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group (PABPG) to launch a significant partnership publishing books for children. This unique collaboration will produce a series of books transforming the way grandparents are […]

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Love The Gums You’re With

Love The Gums You’re With

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

  By Dr. Wayne Aldredge Studies show smiles can make us more attractive, lower our stress levels, elevate our moods, and make us look younger. Therefore, it’s important to be well and keep our teeth and gums smile-ready. Unfortunately, many of us don’t. Nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults age 30 and older have periodontal […]

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We’ll think about it

We’ll think about it

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I reacquainted recently with old friends with whom I tend to visit spring to fall. I was rather stunned to hear one fellow announce to me that he and his wife were thinking of retiring. “Thinking of it,” he repeated. Both of them. Wow, I thought. Really? Retire? Why? He is a spry almost 82 […]

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Remembering Muhammad Ali, Challenging Healthcare, RFK’s ‘Ripple of Hope’ Speech

Remembering Muhammad Ali, Challenging Healthcare, RFK’s ‘Ripple of Hope’ Speech

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

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died on Friday at the age of 74. Ali was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. What effect, if any, did boxing have on his diagnosis and deterioration? For answers, we turn to Ole Isacson, a professor of neurology at Harvard University. Under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare premiums have […]

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U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times Reveal 2016 Top Recommended Health Products

U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times Reveal 2016 Top Recommended Health Products

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

Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, and Pharmacy Times, the leading media resource for the pharmacy industry, today released the 2016 Top Recommended Health Products. Consumers and health care professionals can visit U.S. News Health and www.otcguide.net to see the […]

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American Grandparents Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

American Grandparents Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

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

NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to recent survey results derived from the American Grandparents Association and visitors at its content site, Grandparents.com (OTCQB: GPCM), the vast majority of people aged 60+ in the United States are not as tech-deficient as their millennial grandchildren might assume. The survey showed an overwhelming consensus that […]

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Cancer Changed Him Forever and Now He’s Sharing His Story

Cancer Changed Him Forever and Now He’s Sharing His Story

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

At 64, Mike Merino says he’s only now learning what life is all about. It’s a tough lesson, with cancer serving as his teacher. But Mike tells Growing Bolder he has more hope than ever that the rest of his life can be the best of his life. Mike found himself out of shape, overweight […]

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Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

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

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have discovered how a gene in the brain’s dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise. The study, led by Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, senior research scientist at RIA, appears in the […]

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What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

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

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people about their passions. For six decades, Ken Van Sickle has been quietly producing photographs in his darkroom, located in the center of Manhattan. His photos range from documenting the bohemian life of New York and Paris in the 1950s […]

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Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

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

A large part of Women’s History is about independence. Being independent means being well-informed, self-reliant, and self-assured; qualities that were instrumental in women’s progress. Those same qualities are the ones you need to help you plan for retirement. While achieving financial security might seem like vague, pie-in-the-sky type goal, we’ve got some more specific steps […]

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Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

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

Vox: Obamacare Shows Why Health Insurers Should Be More Like Southwest Airlines For competition to revolutionize the insurance market, enrollees have to actually force insurers to compete for their business. Happily, that’s exactly what enrollees did. (Ezra Klein, 4/14) Health Affairs Blog: Today’s Most Attractive National ACO Model Is Offered By…CMS A large national payer […]

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Age-Related-Eye-Problems

Age-Related-Eye-Problems

| March 5, 2016 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  Help Your Loved Ones Manage Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Age-Related-Eye-Problems When was the last time you or your loved ones had their vision checked for age-related-eye-problems? New survey results reveal that nearly 75 percent of Americans still don’t know age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness age-related-eye-problems in older adults. As the […]

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10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Valentine’s Day Advice For Boomers From The “Pros”   “10 Marriage Tips from Four Couples & 200 Years of Marriage” It’s often said, “Experience is the best teacher.” While US Dept. of Labor statistics show that 87% of baby boomers have gained their own relationship experiences by marrying at least once by age 46, there’s […]

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5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – In his final State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for all Americans. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the nation’s leading advocate for older adults, offers five ways Congress can further support seniors this year. “Older Americans deserve the support of their […]

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At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

In our age of overabundant social media hype and marketing, reticence about self-promotion can hinder some artists from getting their due. Such is the case for Robin Bright, who prefers to let his work speak for itself. His exquisitely crafted work tends to converse with us in quiet and subtle ways anyway. It’s been many […]

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Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

If you’re among those who know you should begin saving and investing for retirement but fear taking what you perceive as a giant leap, you may find comfort in the above catchphrases. Taking even 1 small baby step toward retirement savings can lead to more significant forward movement. Before you know it, that first timid […]

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Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

During his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2014 to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald pledged to “transform” the vast agency. After horrific reports of wait-time manipulation, coverups and even deaths at VA medical facilities across the country, veterans and the American people were calling for honest leadership to restore their trust in […]

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Peter Gallagher: Keeping Memories Alive

Peter Gallagher: Keeping Memories Alive

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

My work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation started for one simple reason: My mother, Mary Ann, had the disease for a third of my life. She was diagnosed in 1985 and died in 2004 — 60 years to the day after D-Day. (That’s not an inconsequential date in our family: My dad landed on a Normandy […]

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Debunking A Financial Myth

Debunking A Financial Myth

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

Why your retirement income target is not 70% By: Frederick Vettese If you have reached age 50, you might be getting a little nervous about whether you will hit your retirement income target. This will be especially true if you think your target is 70 percent of final employment earnings, the number that is most […]

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5 Ways to Boost Bone Health

5 Ways to Boost Bone Health

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Five Non-Pharmaceutical Ways to Boost Bone Health and Fight Osteoporosis By Kyle Zagrodsky Bone health is a major concern for most people over age 50, and with good reason. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing the disease because of low bone density. Studies […]

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Holiday Tips for Baby Boomers and Loved Ones

Holiday Tips for Baby Boomers and Loved Ones

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Baby Boomer Holiday Tips By Ed Haines The holidays can be wonderful, but the many activities surrounding this time of year can present some unique challenges for Baby Boomers or their loved ones with low vision. Low vision is a vision impairment that is not correctable with surgery, contacts or glasses. Persons with low vision […]

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Boomers Make  Most of Medicare

Boomers Make Most of Medicare

| November 7, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Grandparents Health Habits Survey By Susan Kosman, DNP, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Aetna It’s the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, an important time to reflect on your health needs and plan for the next year. Medicare Open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, is when you can make changes to […]

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A November Reminder About Falling

A November Reminder About Falling

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

“November is National Family Caregivers Month”  – Falling “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Although many people associate medical alert systems with the almost comically morbid commercials that brought them to prominence in the late 1980s, but for the more than 12 million seniors who live alone in the United States, and their […]

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