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5 Hoaxes To Watch Out For

5 Hoaxes To Watch Out For

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

5 Email Scams and Hoaxes for Boomers to Avoid Email used to be a place where you could send messages to your friends and family, receive pictures, or do work remotely. However, scammers have found a way to invade the private space of your email, and the consequences could be disastrous. Always be cautious of […]

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Beware of Covid -19 Scams

Beware of Covid -19 Scams

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Andy Asher Coronavirus is bringing with it scam artists targeting the most vulnerable in the country. Worse yet, these are older adults who are often more susceptible to the virus. The good news is friends and family can help make sure their loved one does not become a victim of these dishonest underhanded criminals […]

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Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Should I get tested?  A question my 36 year old daughter asked herself and answered by getting tested, ow awaiting the results.  As we age, it’s a question that comes up more often. She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to four stores […]

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Covid-19 Scams Attorney Advice

Covid-19 Scams Attorney Advice

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com talks to Melissa Negrin-Wiener, partner at Genser Cona Elder Law about Senior Scams Are on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Have you ever received a suspicious phone call or email? Your parents or […]

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Retirement Living With Cannabis

Retirement Living With Cannabis

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Andy Asher   Planned retirement communities in America will never be the same as baby boomers start asking to bring along their marijuana, CBD and even a greenhouse to grow it. Some of the folks who design and build these desirable communities are already planning for it.  Cannabis Use Study One leading firm Mosaic Design […]

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2020 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

2020 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What to Know About 2020 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment By Lindsay Engle, Medicare Expert, MedicareFAQ If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you now have a one-time chance to change your coverage. During the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, you can sign up for a different Medicare Advantage plan. Or, you can enroll in traditional […]

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The Voice of The Silent Generation

The Voice of The Silent Generation

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This opinion piece reminds us the importance of learning from generations above us.  Forget “talking ‘bout my generation”, as The Who sang. People in one generation often like talking about other generations. I’m not a Baby Boomer. I’m a member of Generation X, a generation named for an underused consonant that implies something at best […]

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More Choosing Preventive Medicine

More Choosing Preventive Medicine

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why are more people resorting to preventive medicine? In matters of health, it’s always good to follow the old-school proverb, which says – “prevention is better than cure”! The 21st century world is replete with diseases of all kinds. Most of these diseases occur because of a lack of balance in sleeping and eating. People […]

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Slip and Fall Accidents While Shopping

Slip and Fall Accidents While Shopping

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents While Shopping by David Perecman, Founder and Lead Trial Attorney at The Perecman Firm P.L.L.C. Even though the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, shops are likely to remain just as busy with many seeking to make exchanges, returns, and take advantage of end-of-season sales. Of those who […]

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Explore the Pillars of Functional Medicine & the Significance of Chiropractic Care in Functional Medicine

Explore the Pillars of Functional Medicine & the Significance of Chiropractic Care in Functional Medicine

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Often doctors prescribe a couple of aspirins and ask the patient to call back in the morning. What if your doctor instead of suggesting a quick remedy, sits down with you discussing all aspects of your lifestyle? That is precisely what functional medicine doctors would be doing if you approach them with a health issue. […]

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Sailing Ocean Fox

Sailing Ocean Fox

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com talks to Simon and Carla about Sailing Ocean Fox Simon Simon comes from Gloucestershire in the west of England. After finishing school Simon studied the technical aspects of the theatre and stage design at Bristol Old Viv Theatre […]

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NOT EXACTLY RETIRED

NOT EXACTLY RETIRED

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com talks to David Jarmul about how Americans approaching retirement can redefine their lives and find new fulfillment by pursuing international adventure and service instead of drifting in their familiar jobs. That’s the message of NOT EXACTLY RETIRED. Author […]

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The Struggle To Keep Vulnerable Seniors Safe In A Large Coronavirus Cluster

The Struggle To Keep Vulnerable Seniors Safe In A Large Coronavirus Cluster

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This is good information. National Guard personnel stand beside a line of motorists waiting for COVID-19 coronavirus infection testing New Rochelle, N.Y., on Friday. On a spring morning, Jamie Fields and her mom Joyce Collins are standing outside a grocery store in New Rochelle, N.Y., arguing over how to stay safe. “She’s very […] Click […]

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No-Touch Greetings Take Off: People Are Getting Creative About Saying ‘Hi’

No-Touch Greetings Take Off: People Are Getting Creative About Saying ‘Hi’

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I had a business meeting yesterday and I learned about social distancing.  Between me and my meeting partner, he greeted me with forearm bump and our meeting ended with a fist bump.  Practicing social distancing and getting creative with no-touch greetings are key methods to curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus. The way the […]

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3D Housing Homeless And Needy Seniors

3D Housing Homeless And Needy Seniors

| March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There will be a time when providing affordable homes for seniors and homeless will be so simple, the only barrier is finding available land.  Icon’s Vulcan II 3D printer for homes on a job site in Austin, Texas where it was 3D printing a series of six homes for formerly homeless individuals. (Courtesy of Icon) […]

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Daniel Craig Let Loose  as James Bond on ‘SNL’

Daniel Craig Let Loose as James Bond on ‘SNL’

| March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Daniel Craig has made for a good James Bond.  How do you feel about it?  Won’t every actor to compared against Sean Connery?  James Bond gets to fly around the world and attend cool parties, but rarely does the fictitious spy ever get to enjoy his international vacations. That changed on this week’s Saturday Night […]

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Trump Administration Announces New Scrutiny Of Nursing Homes

Trump Administration Announces New Scrutiny Of Nursing Homes

| March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to focus on infection-control practices at nursing homes and hospitals, particularly those where coronavirus infections have been identified among patients or in the community, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced Wednesday. “We are hyperfocused on infection control right now,” […] Click here to view original […]

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Coronavirus Stress Test

Coronavirus Stress Test

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Everywhere we look now, hygiene is being adhered to more than ever.  Why of course is because we are learning how coronavirus spreads. Long before the novel coronavirus made its surprise appearance, the nation’s nursing homes were struggling to obey basic infection prevention protocols designed to halt the spread of viruses and bacteria they battle […]

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Wheel the World helps people with physical disabilities enjoy their vacations

Wheel the World helps people with physical disabilities enjoy their vacations

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I don’t travel anywhere without giving at least some thought to how I will get around in places I want to visit.  Any when your not as mobile as you have always been, I give it a lot more thought.  Traveling isn’t just about the destination. Carry On is our series devoted to how we […]

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Drinking Fresh-Pressed Juice

Drinking Fresh-Pressed Juice

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Unless your tummy tells you otherwise, what’s not to like about drinking fresh juice.  It’s all good right?  That’s what intrigued my about this story. It’s going to be warm again before we know it, and you can find us channeling our inner Lizzo with a nice, tall glass of freshly pressed juice all summer. […]

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Find a real relationship for $0 on these non-corny free dating sites

Find a real relationship for $0 on these non-corny free dating sites

| February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you use a dating site they can get a little pricey.  Before you jump into using a premium dating site like Match or Eharmony try these free destinations.  Remember your soulmate is priceless. Sure. But do you have to use a paid site to find a real relationship? Does a monthly fee really weed […]

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Self-published authors are actually making a living. Here’s how.

Self-published authors are actually making a living. Here’s how.

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Bloomer Boomer interviews many authors and book publishers because some many people in our community are writing books.  For authors hoping to make extra income, there is good news. If you google the words “self-publishing stigma,” you’ll find enough material to fill a book. The search results for this phrase are packed with articles and […]

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Does Alzheimer’s Treatment Seem Like White Whale

Does Alzheimer’s Treatment Seem Like White Whale

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

We have written many articles about Alzheimer’s treatments and cures and the single message is that an actual cure is a long way away, maybe never.  But progress is regularly being noted.     Some experts say the groundwork is now, finally, being laid for future therapies. New approaches are being explored, and awareness of […]

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Medicare Complacency

Medicare Complacency

| February 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Don’t Hold Back From A Decision By Andy Asher When newcomers to Medicare first jump in, it seems complex and vexing until everything sinks in and then its possible to start appreciating it and realizing “it ain’t so bad after all,” explains Bart Astor author of the best-selling book, Baby Boomers Guide to Caring for […]

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

| February 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Have you ever been taken aback by the question “what’s your story?” either in a reflective moment or in a social situation when meeting new people? It can take a while to update your story to the latest version of you—I can almost visualize the processors in my brain whirring away in an effort to […]

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Actress and former Guiding Light soap star Tina Sloan Our Guest On Boomer TV

Actress and former Guiding Light soap star Tina Sloan Our Guest On Boomer TV

| February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com talks to Tina Sloan about her new book, Chasing Cleopatra. Actress and former Guiding Light soap star Tina Sloan has released Chasing Cleopatra: A Novel of Love, Betrayal and Suspense. Sloan takes tales of devilish and dangerous romances […]

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THE HAIRCUT WHO WOULD BE KING

THE HAIRCUT WHO WOULD BE KING

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com talks to Robert Trebor, an accomplished character actor widely recognized for playing a fictional salesman, Salmoneus, in the cult hit series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and a real-life serial killer, David Berkowitz, a/k/a the […]

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HARDINESS: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

HARDINESS: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

| February 9, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

HARDINESS: Ability to Resist The Damaging Effects of Stress How is it that some people are overwhelmed by the slightest disruption or change in their lives, while others seem to make it through catastrophes relatively unscathed? Or that two people, experiencing the exact same event can react in completely different ways? “Hardiness—your ability to resist […]

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When Your Husband Has Prostate Cancer…

When Your Husband Has Prostate Cancer…

| February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Shelly Gordon Women whose husbands receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer are often the ones who swing into action, research treatment options, advise their husbands, and offer emotional support before, during and after treatment.  And unlike wives of husbands who may be fighting heart disease or diabetes, couples confronting prostate cancer face a delicate […]

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Medicare Vision Coverage Update

Medicare Vision Coverage Update

| February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Dave Rich Is Policy Change Likely? According to a study by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, 92 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use eyeglasses. Despite this overwhelming percentage, Medicare does not cover routine vision care. Meanwhile, the average American spends more than five hours a day staring into a smartphone, and researchers are finding […]

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The New Hampshire Newspaper Publisher Who Became the ‘Political Godmother’ of the Modern Right

The New Hampshire Newspaper Publisher Who Became the ‘Political Godmother’ of the Modern Right

| February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Either way, Buchanan’s address was one of several factors that made the 1992 GOP convention a pivotal moment for the political right—and it might not have happened without Nackey’s activism. Buchanan understood this. Shortly before the convention, he asked the organizers if Nackey could introduce him. She would, he […] Click here to view original […]

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Our Oscars Algorithm Predicted the Best Picture Winner. Tell Us Your Guesses, Too

Our Oscars Algorithm Predicted the Best Picture Winner. Tell Us Your Guesses, Too

| February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Predicting the winners for the Academy Awards is very risky based on past winners for Best Picture.  Even after more than a half-century of make predictions, your chances of being right are very low. We’re still not over it. Last year, we used high-octane statistics to predict the winner of the Academy Award for Best […]

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Tough Love Fitness Lesson

Tough Love Fitness Lesson

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A retired Navy SEAL says burpees are a key to fitness if you don’t have time for the gym This former Navy SEAL explains to me in very simple terms about how to stay in shape.  But he practices what I call tough love.  He says don’t wait for motivation.  Instead learn discipline.  It’s tough […]

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Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dead at 103

Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dead at 103

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

He is the last of the Hollywood greats.  I would be hard pressed to name another actor with his rugged good looks. And he lived until 103.  Even after suffering a stroke.  I enjoyed all his movies.  Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and […]

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Poker Shark Doctor

Poker Shark Doctor

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sharks And Fish At The Poker Table By Andy Asher In the world of poker, sharks are on the lookout for a fish. The documentaries show sharks as outstanding hunters in the ocean and the poker table too. When Dr. James Magner at age 68,  first sauntered up to a poker table back in 2007 […]

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MODERN CAREGIVERS ARE YOUNGER AND DIGITALLY SAVVY

MODERN CAREGIVERS ARE YOUNGER AND DIGITALLY SAVVY

| February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  At an average age of 42, today’s caregivers are relatively evenly split between men and women (47% men/53% women) who work the equivalent of a second, unpaid full-time job focused exclusively on managing caregiving responsibilities for families and loved ones. A new study released today by Cambia Health Solutions titled, “Wired for Care: The New […]

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6 of the best cheap robot vacuum cleaners in the UK

6 of the best cheap robot vacuum cleaners in the UK

| February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I haven’t purchased one of these because I’m living in a temporary apartment and it seems too small for one of these. But from everyone who casually mentions they use and love their robot vacuum, I am giving it serious thoughts.  The article is right.  They are very expensive. Robot vacuums can get pretty pricey, […]

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Stephen Colbert goes to absolute town on Iowa caucus voting app disaster

Stephen Colbert goes to absolute town on Iowa caucus voting app disaster

| February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A lot of people will be asking the same question.  What happened?  After-all for months eyes have been on the Iowa primary eagerly awaiting how the Democratic candidates stack up against one another.  By now, some 24 hours later, there is still doubt.  We can only hope now that our states and voting officials have […]

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The Scary Reason Why 40% of Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire on Time — or At All

The Scary Reason Why 40% of Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire on Time — or At All

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retiring on Social Security alone may seem feasible until you realize that the average senior today collects just $18,000 a year in benefits from the program. That’s hardly enough to cover basics like housing, healthcare, transportation, food, and other such essentials, and it’s certainly not enough to provide a […] Click here to view original […]

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Safe Sex Valentines

Safe Sex Valentines

| February 3, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Andy Asher In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com discusses Safe Sex Valentines with Dr. Dudley Danoff, a urologist and author of The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health. Going to the Source Wouldn’t it be great having a reliable go-to source about sex? […]

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Six Ways to Be a Healthier, Sexier Valentine

Six Ways to Be a Healthier, Sexier Valentine

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

 By Dr. Dudley Seth Danoff The sexiest, most romantic day of the year Are you in peak sexual condition? Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a longtime partner or someone new, take steps to be a healthy valentine this year. Sex is a fantastic way to combat stress, improve cardiovascular health, and enhance emotional well-being, […]

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Suzy Starts Her Rock ‘n Roll Adventure At 50+

Suzy Starts Her Rock ‘n Roll Adventure At 50+

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com talks to Suzy. With an amazing rocker voice, she launches her singing career when most people have long ago given up on their dreams. Forget the bedroom, she took her rock fantasy out of the band room. After […]

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5 Signs You May Be A Hypochondriac And How To Overcome It

5 Signs You May Be A Hypochondriac And How To Overcome It

| January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It is hard not to be a hypochondriac when each click of the mouse leads you to a news story about an illness or an alarming new study. With continuous medical research and findings, this can perpetuate health anxiety. Never before have laypeople had so much health information at their fingertips 24/7. What happens when […]

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Home Care Versus Home Healthcare

Home Care Versus Home Healthcare

| January 11, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Stephen Zimmerman How to Plan for the Cost of Home Care and/or Home Healthcare Home care and home healthcare are two terms that are used frequently when discussing seniors who wish to age in their own homes and require care to come to them, but there’s actually a big difference between the terms. Home […]

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Robo Advisor – Right For You?

Robo Advisor – Right For You?

| January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Charles Schwab just announced they think they have a solution utilizing Robo advisors, and its platform is expected to launch in January 2020. Is their solution unique? Is this announcement a big deal, and why? Is Robo investing options the way to go? Is a coordinated retirement income approach that is similar to what they […]

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THE BEST PEOPLE: A Tale of Trials and Errors

THE BEST PEOPLE: A Tale of Trials and Errors

| November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In a stunning debut novel, Marc Grossberg portrays post-millennium Houston as it is, a glitzy place full of larger-than-life characters where anyone can make it. It is the landscape where the country-club and café-society sets clash amidst clever legal maneuvering, big law firm politics, a Ponzi scheme and judicial corruption. Only someone withthe experience of being […]

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Health Is A Laughing Matter

Health Is A Laughing Matter

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Health Is A Laughing Matter Editor’s Note – Laughing gets far too little credit for the value it brings to our lives.  If all is true about it’s health benefits, why not everyone try to laugh there ass off.  Pam, thanks so much for your contributions to the importance of laughing.   Andy Asher – […]

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One Man’s Reflections on the Male-female Tug of War – through the lens of time

One Man’s Reflections on the Male-female Tug of War – through the lens of time

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

By Thomas E. Cochrane I was raised by a single mother, and my grandmother and aunt were each dominant women, but it was nevertheless a male-dominated society when I was growing up. So during that earlier era, women may have ruled the roost, but men made the important family decisions, period. Later, as the 1960s […]

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“Tornados, Rattlesnakes & Oil — A Wildcatter’s Memories of Hunting for Black Gold”

“Tornados, Rattlesnakes & Oil — A Wildcatter’s Memories of Hunting for Black Gold”

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

“MOST BOOKS ABOUT THE OIL PATCH usually fall into one of two categories. The first are tributes to the “greatest gamblers.” The others are tomes aboutthe earth sciences. Rarely do we get a full-bodied peek into real life in the oilpatch. Fortunately for us, Thomas E. Cochrane has accomplished the latter: afast-paced and lyrical stroll […]

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50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life 

50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life 

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

Starting Over by Maria Leonard Olsen, author of 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) At age 49, I got sober and divorced. At age 50, I rebuilt my life. The new beginning, despite the attendant pain, was good for me. I lived alone for the first time. […]

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Understanding Retirement Readiness in America: How Do You Stack Up?

Understanding Retirement Readiness in America: How Do You Stack Up?

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Jim Poolman According to the U.S. Census Bureau, all baby boomers will be older than 65 in 2030. While 12 years from now may seem far off, we are just a little over a decade away from living in a world where Americans, at or beyond retirement age, will drastically outnumber their children. When […]

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Bringing Your Best Self to the Second Half of Life

Bringing Your Best Self to the Second Half of Life

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

by Christy Whitman Poet and activist Robert Bly, now 91, once noted that we spend the first half of our lives placing the “undesirable” aspects of ourselves into a metaphoric bag which we drag in shame behind us, and the second half of our lives taking out of this bag everything that we’ve hidden away.  […]

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Building a Long-Distance Caregiving Network

Building a Long-Distance Caregiving Network

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Written by Deb Hipp, a freelance writer who covers elder and caregiving issues and has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist and writer. She is a contributing writer for A Place for Mom. Around 5 to 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers and that number is expected to double by 2020, according […]

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South Dakota is the Best State to Retire

South Dakota is the Best State to Retire

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

New York Came in Last NEW YORK – July 12, 2018 – South Dakota is the best state to retire, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida comprise the rest of the top five. Click here for more information: The study examined seven categories (weightings in parentheses): cost of living […]

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Reasons You Must Do Exercise Daily

Reasons You Must Do Exercise Daily

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

5 Reasons You Must Do Exercise Daily In today’s modern era, everyone has a hectic schedule, and there is a shift towards a sedentary lifestyle. Now people tend to remain seated and do their work rather than being involved in the movement. There is hardly any scope of physical activity. It’s been seen that people […]

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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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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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