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The Cheapest Medicare Option

The Cheapest Medicare Option

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Enrollees Could Save Almost 20% over Original Medicare and 45% Over Medigap Each day approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65,1 the age at which they are eligible for Medicare insurance.2 These 65 year-olds face a confusing array of Medicare decisions. Assuming they have no insurance coverage from an employer or union, they face 3 main Medicare […]

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Boomer Business Owners’ Retirement Plans

Boomer Business Owners’ Retirement Plans

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Financial and estate planners are saying that many baby-boom small business owners have not planned for succession at their business. Most expect to sell or close them. (Credit: iStock) The impending retirement of thousands of business owners presents an economic challenge for Long Island and the nation because most haven’t made plans for what happens […]

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Boomer Couples Coexist In Retirement

Boomer Couples Coexist In Retirement

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

FOR Daniel Ryan, turning 40 and 50 came and went. But sometime around his 61st birthday last July, he said he had an “old man crisis.” Five months later, he retired. After spending 36 years in sales and marketing at MillerCoors, the beer company, he was in the enviable position of having a pension and […]

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Warning About Long-Maturity Bonds

Warning About Long-Maturity Bonds

| March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

* Beware of Bonds. Yesterday, the Fed’s chief Janet Yellen signaled the the Fed may raise interest rates within the next year. The bond market has already reacted. If you’re in funds that have long-maturity bonds — 10 years or more — you should switch to shorter maturities. Bonds lose value when inflation or interest rates rise. […]

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Senior Fitness Programs

Senior Fitness Programs

| March 21, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          You are here Home » Classes & Programs » Senior Fitness In-Shape offers senior fitness programs dedicated to helping our senior members stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. These programs provide specialized exercise for seniors and, in some cases, even free membership. In-Shape Health Clubs proudly partners with the […]

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Retirement Good For Your Health

Retirement Good For Your Health

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Does retirement better health, or make it worse? A new study published in The Journal of Human Resources point to the former. “Results indicate that the retirement effect on health is beneficial and significant,” Michael Insler, an assistant professor of economics at the US Naval Academy, writes. Insler tells […] […]

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Getting Portfolio Ready for Retirement

Getting Portfolio Ready for Retirement

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

        Baby Boomers nearing retirement may lie awake at night worrying about their assets. Will they be substantial enough, they may wonder, to see them through retirement? The question may take on more urgency in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. A wave of subprime foreclosures and the collapse […] In […]

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Medicare Exam Of Doctors

Medicare Exam Of Doctors

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

          Today is the first day that Medicare will officially begin accepting requests from the public (PDF) under the Freedom of Information Act for doctors’ personally identifiable payment information. The change comes just as drug companies and devicemakers are preparing to reveal payments to doctors, which is in addition to the […]

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They’re Back – Baby Boomers and Reverse Mortgages

They’re Back – Baby Boomers and Reverse Mortgages

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  (Reuters) – U.S. baby boomers desperate for retirement income are increasingly turning back to a financial product that, after the housing bust, had been left for dead: the reverse mortgage. Many retirees haven’t saved enough to cover expenses for the rest of their lives. But many of them have one major asset – a […]

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Why Should Unemployment Rates Matter to Your Retirement

Why Should Unemployment Rates Matter to Your Retirement

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why Unemployment Rates Matter to Your Retirement By Dennis Miller My biological clock is ticking—as is yours and everyone else’s. With each passing day, you are either moving closer to or further past the day you quit working full time. Baby boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 […] My biological clock is ticking—as […]

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Once Again – Exercise Benefits In The Genes?

Once Again – Exercise Benefits In The Genes?

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How do you take this story.  Not sure if it’s good news or bad.  The American Physiological Society (APS) claims certain gene variants may have an impact on the benefits older adults receive from exercise. While physical exercise remains the only intervention to date to consistently demonstrate a reduction in age-related physical function declines, these findings could […]

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Dentist’s Are Human Too – Don’t Be a Victim of Laziness and Greed

Dentist’s Are Human Too – Don’t Be a Victim of Laziness and Greed

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Top Ten Ways People Can Become Educated Dental Consumers By Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman People who visit a dentist should become educated about how to differentiate good from bad dentistry. One can certainly search online for dentist reviews or review malpractice claims on various websites of dubious quality. People may also visit the dental office and […]

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Middle-aged people actually more likely to fall victim to con artists than ‘risk averse’ senior citizens, study says

Middle-aged people actually more likely to fall victim to con artists than ‘risk averse’ senior citizens, study says

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A surprising new study to be presented at a conference this week, however, shatters that idea, suggesting, if anything, that senior citizens may be less likely than people in other age groups to fall victim to con artists. Data from large U.S. surveys and registries of fraud complaints indicate the percentage of victims peaks in […]

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The Case For Never Retiring

The Case For Never Retiring

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

But there’s a counterargument to be made: Could it be better to never retire at all? For some people who are lucky enough to be financially stable and can find a job to their liking, staying in the workforce well into their golden years might make sense. Perhaps you’re nearing retirement and think you’re in […]

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How to maximize your most valuable retirement asset

How to maximize your most valuable retirement asset

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Most people aren’t careless with the things they value the most. Surprisingly, one exception is how most people treat their most valuable retirement asset — Social Security. Half of all Americans start their Social Security benefits at the earliest possible age (age 62), which generates the lowest amount of […] Click here to view original […]

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Vin Scully Makes Everything Seem Profound And Amazing, Even A Kid Rolling Down A Hill (VIDEO)

Vin Scully Makes Everything Seem Profound And Amazing, Even A Kid Rolling Down A Hill (VIDEO)

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Legendary Dodger Broadcaster Vin Scully throws out ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage) Legendary Dodger Broadcaster Vin Scully throws out ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark […] Click here to view original […]

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22 Photos That Prove The Oscars Were Ridiculously Fun In The ’70s

22 Photos That Prove The Oscars Were Ridiculously Fun In The ’70s

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

oscars 70s protest In a golden decade for American film, the Oscars encompassed the gritty, unadulterated fun of the 1970s. The red carpet fashion, the political statements, and the backstage romances stole the spotlight away from the actual Best Picture winners. C-3PO worked the paparazzi like no other protocol […] Click here to view original […]

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New Study: ‘Boomers’ Leading The Way to Entrepreneurism

New Study: ‘Boomers’ Leading The Way to Entrepreneurism

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Jeff Mariola: A study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation reports that the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity over the last few years is not Gen-Y young upstarts, but Baby Boomers in the 55-64 year age group. In fact, according to this study, these Boomers are actually driving a new entrepreneurship boom. Upstart companies […]

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Your Medicare card: Go ahead, leave home without it

Your Medicare card: Go ahead, leave home without it

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s a peculiar anachronism in this era of digital insecurity: Social Security numbers are printed on every Medicare card, and the back of the card instructs seniors to carry it with them at all times. (Medicare’s identification number is called the Health Insurance Claim Number, but your HICN is your Social Security number.) If a […]

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Q&A: How much do you need to save for retirement?

Q&A: How much do you need to save for retirement?

| March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

One rule of thumb is that you’ll need about eight times your final year’s pay when you retire. So if you’re making $50,000 a year, you’ll need $400,000 to retire, according to Fidelity Investments. The calculation assumes you’ll live 25 years in retirement, so this would see a 65-year-old through until 90. The calculation make […]

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More Boomer Drivers…Fewer Deaths

More Boomer Drivers…Fewer Deaths

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

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

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5 Steps to Retire When You Want-Kiplinger

5 Steps to Retire When You Want-Kiplinger

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

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

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Women Less Prepared For Retirement?

Women Less Prepared For Retirement?

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

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

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How to Manage Post Retirement Cash Flow

How to Manage Post Retirement Cash Flow

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

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

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Taking Risks to Live Your Dream

Taking Risks to Live Your Dream

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

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

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What Every Baby Boomer Has in Common

What Every Baby Boomer Has in Common

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

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

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Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85

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

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

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Remembering the Beatles

Remembering the Beatles

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

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

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Olympian Picabo Street on Retirement and Diet

Olympian Picabo Street on Retirement and Diet

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

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

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What Make Surfers and Yogi’s Alike

What Make Surfers and Yogi’s Alike

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

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

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Shunning Retirement At 65

Shunning Retirement At 65

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

  On his 65th birthday, physical therapist Gary Kinsey incorporated a company that makes medical devices. “It is a huge risk,” said Kinsey, now 67, owner of North Florida Medical Solutions Inc. in Gainesville. “I have sunk everything I have into it the last two years. I have put myself out on the line.” Older […]

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Remembering Phil Everly

Remembering Phil Everly

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

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no more beautiful sound than the voices of siblings swirled together in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world. Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers who took the high notes, died Friday […]

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The Best Gift You Can Give – or Receive – is Love

The Best Gift You Can Give – or Receive – is Love

| January 1, 2014 | 3 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Would Your Holidays be Different If You Knew You Had a Terminal Illness? Woman Living with Incurable Cancer Offers 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Day Jane Schwartzberg cringes when she hears someone say that a terrible accident or frightening medical diagnosis made them realize what’s important in life. “In some ways, […]

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That Retirement Crisis?  Not So Bad After All

That Retirement Crisis? Not So Bad After All

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Don’t look now, but some of the same folks who have been spreading fear about the woeful lack of retirement readiness among American workers have something new to say on the subject: a financial industry study that asserts that we’re doing a lot better than we think. “Americans’ retirement well-being has […]

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Walmart – BofA Connection

Walmart – BofA Connection

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is sticking with Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401(k) program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer put its retirement plan – the largest private plan in the U.S. in terms of participants – up […]

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Katie Moves To Yahoo

Katie Moves To Yahoo

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

(Reuters) – 56 year old Anchorwoman Katie Couric, who has hosted high-profile programs on all three major U.S. television networks, will head a team of global correspondents and help shape news coverage at Yahoo Inc., the Internet company announced on Monday. Couric will join Yahoo next year as global anchor while continuing to host her […]

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JFK: 50 Years On, Millennials Cross-Examine Boomer Veneration

JFK: 50 Years On, Millennials Cross-Examine Boomer Veneration

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

DALLAS (Reuters) – In a Dallas college classroom about six miles from where John F. Kennedy was gunned down half a century ago, members of the millennial generation have been learning why the assassination was a life-altering moment for so many in the baby-boom generation. For years, Tom Stone has offered a course at Southern […]

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Survey Shows Making Right Medicare Choice Helps Live Healthier Life

Survey Shows Making Right Medicare Choice Helps Live Healthier Life

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- According to a national survey of Medicare-eligible Americans conducted this year by Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, 70 percent of people 65 and older say that selecting the right Medicare coverage impacts their ability to live a healthy life. Consequently, people eligible for Medicare coverage […]

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Packing Meds For Air Travel

Packing Meds For Air Travel

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Pack Medications If you use prescription medications in your daily life, you are well aware of how important they are to your health. Many travelers worry about traveling with medication and make crucial mistakes along the way. First, make sure you don’t pack your medication in your checked luggage. If your luggage gets […]

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Social Media Holiday Etiquette

Social Media Holiday Etiquette

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s so easy to share all that holiday fun in an instant: One click and you can cover Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all your other social media accounts. Two seconds later, everyone who wasn’t included will know about it, too. Or someone might notice that you’ve checked in at a store that holds the item at the top […]

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Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“No man is an island.” It is hard to live life alone. This is especially true if you had a divorce or your spouse passed away, as they were happy until their spouses left them. This is the reason why the same people are considering remarriage or marrying another person, regardless of their age. However, […]

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Travel Medicine – What To Know

Travel Medicine – What To Know

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Traveling on different countries can be very enjoyable; you get to meet new people, learn about the country’s cultures, visit interesting tourist spots, try out new food, and many other things you can’t do on your own country. However, while it may be worthwhile, traveling in other countries presents a risk to your health, […]

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Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In the past few years, it is common for grandparents to give their grandchildren expensive Christmas gifts such as the newest models of Playstation and Xbox. Nowadays, the trend has changed, as most grandparents are replacing these Playstations and Xboxes with small envelopes containing money or gift certificates that can help them during their college […]

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

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

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

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

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Tiny Cost of Living Allowance

Tiny Cost of Living Allowance

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

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

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Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

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

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

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Not happy with your job? Just wait

Not happy with your job? Just wait

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

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

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Raising Medicare Eligibility Age?

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Center Shooting Suspect Arraigned

Senior Center Shooting Suspect Arraigned

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

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

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Sixty-Somethings Take Over “Las Vegas”

Sixty-Somethings Take Over “Las Vegas”

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

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

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Aging In America Searching for Work

Aging In America Searching for Work

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

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

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New Hepatitis C Drug Option

New Hepatitis C Drug Option

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

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

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Government Open For Business

Government Open For Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rx vs Where You Live: Not All Meds Treated Equally

Rx vs Where You Live: Not All Meds Treated Equally

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

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

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Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

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

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

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Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity:  Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity: Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

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

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

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High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

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

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

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Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

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

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

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Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

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

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

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10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

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

  Cooling temperatures and falling leaves reminds us it’s time to make winter travel plans. Whether you’re going to spend time with family for the holidays or simply enjoy some well-deserved time off from work, one of the best times to vacation is during the winter months — and there are plenty of luxurious, yet […]

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Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

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

Millions of Americans wouldn’t hesitate to get a second opinion if their vehicle needed repair, yet a stunning percentage fail to seek a second opinion for important health decisions, a new survey reveals. A recent poll, conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign® among over 2,000 U.S. adults in July 2013, reveals that […]

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Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

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

Some popular food trends recommend eliminating refined grains; others shun meat, fish and poultry. While the jury is still out on many of these trendy diets, some have been linked to significant health benefits. But is removing entire food groups good for an aging body? Here are details about four of today’s most popular diets […]

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Evidence Based Exercise Program

Evidence Based Exercise Program

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

What’s the right exercise for you? An often asked question but for a long time there was no scientifically based answer. After all since everyones body and health are different, there was no one size fits all program. For people over 55, the question of exercise is further complicated by the aging factor. Enter the […]

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Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I’ve been very active my entire life and believe that keeping active into your forties, fifties and beyond is critically important to ensure a happy and healthy life. As a working mom on the move, in addition to eating right, I go to the gym several times a week for strength-training and cardio workouts. I’m […]

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Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online in Cerebral Cortex. The novel study examining brain and cognitive changes associated with brain training has found that complex cognitive […]

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Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

As the nation approaches open enrollment for new public health insurance exchanges and Medicare, a new survey shows major misconceptions among seniors over how healthcare reform impacts Medicare benefits.  This knowledge gap, coupled with fear about the affordability of healthcare, could lead seniors to make poor Medicare enrollment and health decisions. Fifty States of Confusion, […]

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Baby Boomers Divorcing More

Baby Boomers Divorcing More

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

It appears that the Baby Boom Generation could be starting a revolution in divorce court.  Overall, 61% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say that they have seen an increase in the number of divorce cases among couples over 50-years of age, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  […]

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Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

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

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

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

— American workers expect to retire at age 67 — Less than half believe they are preparing well financially for retirement — Confident savers believe they can retire almost three years earlier than those who lag in planning   Almost half of Americans (49 percent) in their prime retirement planning years believe they will need […]

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Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Dual Role of Caregivers with Chronic Condition An interesting report from Express Scripts about the role of Caregivers. Behind the scenes of the traditional healthcare system exists a role that is largely underappreciated: the role of caregiver. An estimated 42 million Americans spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for friends or […]

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Don’t Become a Medicare Fraud Victim

Don’t Become a Medicare Fraud Victim

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

Fraud, waste and abuse cost the Medicare program $48 billion in 2010, affecting one in 10 claims, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Medicare industry has begun incorporating the latest technology from the banking industry to catch fraud, waste and abuse earlier. In the same way, if you have ever gone on a […]

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Tips for the Traveling Bloomer Boomer

Tips for the Traveling Bloomer Boomer

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

If you’re like many other people,  you put off travel during your working years and with more leisure time, you want to catch up on travel that you put off for many of your working years, including everything from visiting grandchildren in other states to a grand overseas adventure. Leisure Travel Trends, a Focalyst Insight […]

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A Guide to Planning for Legal, Financial and Health Care

A Guide to Planning for Legal, Financial and Health Care

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

  Every profession has its own set of verbs, adjectives, pronouns, nouns and general jargon that may require a classroom education to learn.  For senior health, senior fitness, retirement planning  it feel may feel like your are earning a degree just to have the minimal knowledge.   Lawyer and Certified Geriatric Care Manager Buckley Fricker […]

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Good News About Hip Replacement Surgery

Good News About Hip Replacement Surgery

| May 15, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Need a new hip? Well, you may laugh now, but statistics show that over the past 2 decades the number of Americans having total hip replacement has more than doubled. The number of knee replacements is also expected to reach over 4 million by 2030. Dr. Stephen Barnett is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with […]

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The Long Ride: 50+ Dominated Sport

The Long Ride: 50+ Dominated Sport

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

When we think of tough grueling sports that take a toll on the body, it’s normally for the young.  After all, their  bodies haven’t gone through years of wear and tear.  A contradiction to that notion, is a favorite among the senior set, says The Long Ride author Lucian Spataro.  At 55, Spataro is one […]

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Encore Careers

Encore Careers

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Encore careers are becoming the focus of more seniors at they approach or enter retirement. Many people discovered the traditional definition of retirement doesn’t fit them any longer. The thoughts of lounging longer in bed, spending time in the garden or daily golf eventually lost it’s appeal. For retirement planning, Financial Coach Todd Tresidder says: […]

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