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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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Price Shopping For Hospitalization

Price Shopping For Hospitalization

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

The day that hospital, surgical and medicare care prices will be like shopping for a new car is probably years away but there are signs that it may be moving in that direction. The Journal of the American Medicare Association reported a study to obtain pricing of common elective hip surgery for senior health. So […]

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No Age Barrier For Travelers

No Age Barrier For Travelers

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

Falling Age Barriers for Senior Travelers The age barrier for senior travel is going up all the time. Companies that book and organize senior travel excursion are often contacted by people in their 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to book excursions. The experienced travel coordinators have learned how to plan the trips for the right age bracket. […]

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Balance Exercises Make a Difference in senior health

Balance Exercises Make a Difference in senior health

| April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  We all harbor our secret fears of one sort or another. What is surprising is when we discover how many others share our same fear.  A 1993 study published in the Journal of Aging and Health exposed one fear that is very universal among active seniors.  It’s falling. Of the common fears like robbery […]

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Hot Cocoa and Brain Power

Hot Cocoa and Brain Power

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Have you heard that hot cocoa can boost the brain power of active seniors.  The study, first published eight months ago is important for those concerned about senior diet choices.  One of the active ingredients, cocoa flavanols is the principle element that shows to provide significant improvements in certain cognitive assessment tests. First what […]

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Fitness Includes Emotional

Fitness Includes Emotional

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When active seniors think fitness, physical health first comes to mind.  But if you are someone who specializes in relationships, counseling, marriage and issues of your mind, emotional fitness often tops the list.  Relationship Skills Center Executive Director Carolyn Curtis is one of those who puts a high level of importance about how you feel […]

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What’s In A Senior Diet

What’s In A Senior Diet

| March 20, 2013 | 6 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. The Senior Diet includes a healthy eating plan that will also  lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free […]

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Senior Health – Longevity

Senior Health – Longevity

| March 20, 2013 | 17 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  For active seniors there are lots of books on elder care, there are a lot on senior health and lots of books about senior fitness.  But what there is not a lot of information about, and I know it sounds like a cliché,  total wellness. That holistic philosophy goes back to the mid ’70’s […]

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How an Unconventional Diet Changed Her Life

How an Unconventional Diet Changed Her Life

| March 19, 2013 | 4 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Senior Fitness, like so much of everything in life is a matter of degrees.  One person’s level of physical fitness could be way short or far beyond another person’s.   You need to determine your own fitness level based on your own values and the advice of your doctor.  Seventy eight year old Ruth Heidrich […]

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Senior Travelers Go Extreme

Senior Travelers Go Extreme

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

Travel opportunities today for senior travelers has exploded in new directions.  There was time, not that long ago, when the  senior travel preferred choice  was aboard a large cruise ship. That was when common wisdom pointed to sedentary travel.  Now of course cruise ship travel is still popular for seniors, but older passengers are being supplanted […]

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Healthy Eating After 50

Healthy Eating After 50

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

“Food just doesn’t taste the same anymore.” “I can’t get out to go shopping.” “I’m just not that hungry.” Sound familiar? These are a few common reasons some older people don’t eat healthy meals. But, choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Here are some tips to get […]

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Investing over 50 – Tough reality of today – A silver lining?

Investing over 50 – Tough reality of today – A silver lining?

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Anyone, in or near retirement is painfully aware of the uncertain time we have been living in the world of investing.   When it comes to retirement planning there are two realities that must be understand. First,  in year 2013,  common interest bearing investments are paying close to zero so you have to have an […]

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