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Patti LaBelle – Booming And Wants Us To Boom Too

Patti LaBelle – Booming And Wants Us To Boom Too

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

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

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It’s Never Too Late to Create Your Life

It’s Never Too Late to Create Your Life

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

Have you ever thought “It’s too late to have the life I desire”? Do you ever wonder if your dreams have passed you by? Have you ever looked around at others the same age as you or older, compared the life they are living with yours and wondered where you went wrong? It’s never too […]

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Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

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

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

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Life as the Child of a European Immigrant

Life as the Child of a European Immigrant

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

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

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6 Simple Ways To Conquer Your Fears Of Returning To School

6 Simple Ways To Conquer Your Fears Of Returning To School

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

6 Simple Ways to Conquer all your Fears After months of debate and research and processing, you’ve decided to make the plunge: you’re going to back to college. Maybe it’s because you want to advance in your job or pursue a new career. Maybe you need to get additional credits to maintain a certification. Or […]

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Male Sexual Health at Any Age

Male Sexual Health at Any Age

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

Male Sexual Health   1. Five Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer: A Quick Guide   Male Sexual Health: In the last thirty years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cases of prostate cancer detected each year. This is due to the rising median age of our population as well as our […]

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Courage to Grow Older – Plus 50 Good Life Movement

Courage to Grow Older – Plus 50 Good Life Movement

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

COURAGEOUS AGING Good Life Movement: How old are you’ STOP – Don’t answer with your age! Instead, tune into how you feel. If you cringe at all, you’re like most Americans who buy into the myths and negative stereotypes about aging. And if you don’t, you’re more likely to age well, live a healthier, and […]

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Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

Staying Mindful of Snoring Can Protect Your Memory

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

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

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Why Boomers Should Get These Three Vaccinations

Why Boomers Should Get These Three Vaccinations

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

We usually think of babies and little kids when we think about vaccinations, but did you know that there are three vaccines specifically recommended for older adults? They are pneumococcal vaccination, the shingles vaccine, and flu shots. Even if you hate needles, the benefits of these vaccines far outweigh any discomfort, such as a needle […]

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Two’s Are Now Underestimated – The Mikan Drill For Stocks

Two’s Are Now Underestimated – The Mikan Drill For Stocks

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

  By Ryan Krueger George Mikan was the very first superstar of the NBA. He was the key to the league even surviving before it could thrive. Making him one of the most underappreciated athletes of all-time. Maybe because he was not athletic at all. His go-to move can best explain how to shoot a […]

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How to Get More from Your Doctor Appointments

How to Get More from Your Doctor Appointments

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

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

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5 Must-Have Gadgets for Healthy Travels

5 Must-Have Gadgets for Healthy Travels

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

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

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Quality of Care – Nursing Home Red Flags

Quality of Care – Nursing Home Red Flags

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

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

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60 is the new 30

60 is the new 30

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

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

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The Only Type of Brain Training That Works

The Only Type of Brain Training That Works

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

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

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Creativity and Your Second Act

Creativity and Your Second Act

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

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

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Creativity and Your Second Act

Creativity and Your Second Act

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

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

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Bloomer Boomer Faces

Bloomer Boomer Faces

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

What can make a boomer bloomer? The biggest anti-aging breakthrough of the new millennium is here. Dr. Steven Cohen, the plastic surgeon at FACES+ has invented an injectable facial rejuvenation procedure that reverses the aging process by stimulating soft tissue, creating new blood vessels and combating inflammation. His secret weapon to this scientific breakthrough is […]

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The Future of Healthcare is Here

The Future of Healthcare is Here

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

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

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7 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Meals

7 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Meals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taking Comic Books Seriously Can Lead to Serious Money for Investors

Taking Comic Books Seriously Can Lead to Serious Money for Investors

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

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

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5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging

5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging

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

In April 2016, two young female joggers were brutally murdered within a week of each other. Karina Vetrano was killed while on a run near her home in Howard Beach, Queens.  In the small town of Princeton, Massachusetts,Vanessa Marcotte wasfound strangled less than half a mile from her mother’s home.  Both were assaulted by strangers. […]

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The Future of Healthcare is Here

The Future of Healthcare is Here

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

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

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Kiplinger’s Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

Kiplinger’s Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

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

Among the vast array of credit card options available, how do you select one that suits you best—and is most rewarding? Kiplinger’s Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017has you covered, highlighting the top credit cards in various categories, including: ·         Best Reward Credit Cards for No-Fee Travel Rewards ·         Best Reward Credit Cards for Grocery Rebates ·         Best Reward Credit […]

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Facial Fat Grafting: The Real Key to Reversing Aging

Facial Fat Grafting: The Real Key to Reversing Aging

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

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

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Senior Orphans

Senior Orphans

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

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

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4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

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

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

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Dating 101 for Single Boomers Over the Age of 50

Dating 101 for Single Boomers Over the Age of 50

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

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

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From Stuff to Hoard: 4 Warning Signs

From Stuff to Hoard: 4 Warning Signs

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

From Stuff to hoard? In my early twenties, I lived with a hoarder I’ll call Mae. When I moved in, I saw she had loads of stuff, and I knew instantly she was a poor housekeeper. It wasn’t until I moved out, however, that I realized Mae wasn’t just a person who had a neatness […]

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5 Things A First-Time Investor Needs to Know

5 Things A First-Time Investor Needs to Know

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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

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Top Health Signals to Monitor to Empower Healthy Living

Top Health Signals to Monitor to Empower Healthy Living

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

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

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5 Things A First-Time Investor Need to Know

5 Things A First-Time Investor Need to Know

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

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

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Eating Disorder Recovery — Possible In Midlife

Eating Disorder Recovery — Possible In Midlife

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

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

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How Women In Leadership Roles  Can Change The Workplace

How Women In Leadership Roles Can Change The Workplace

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

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

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Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

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

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

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4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

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

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

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FAQ of Medicare – Interview With Kiplinger’s Kimberly Lankford

FAQ of Medicare – Interview With Kiplinger’s Kimberly Lankford

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

Kiplinger  Medicare can be one of the most vexing government programs you will ever face when you reach 65.  It funded through the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund   If you have Medicare, you don’t need to change to a Marketplace plan, and you get more preventive services without […]

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Your Age Is Whatever You Want It To Be

Your Age Is Whatever You Want It To Be

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Capturing Family History on Social Media

Capturing Family History on Social Media

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

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

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Take Charge of Your Bone Health During National Osteoporosis Month

Take Charge of Your Bone Health During National Osteoporosis Month

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

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

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4 Tips On Protecting Yourself From Negativity

4 Tips On Protecting Yourself From Negativity

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

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

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

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

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Caregiving in a Digital Age

Caregiving in a Digital Age

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

According to AARP, nearly 44 million Americans are caregivers for a relative or friend over age 50. That’s nearly 1 in 5 adults nationwide.  According to Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, released jointly by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, caregivers as a whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.  Caregiving cuts across all […]

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Relax Boomer Parents; Millennials May Be  More Financially Savvy Than You Realize

Relax Boomer Parents; Millennials May Be More Financially Savvy Than You Realize

The Millennials Millennials came of age at a time when the job market was weak and their student-loan debt was high. Such a dreary combination did not bode well for a rosy financial future. But could it be, when all is said and done, that millennials will prove to be just as financially savvy as […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

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

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

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Embracing Aging

Embracing Aging

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

With aging comes inevitable change. I believe quality of life, well-being, level of satisfaction with life, positive health outcomes, and outcomes in several aspects heavily depend on individual ability to embrace and approach change in a positive, productive manner. I believe having a mental advantage—knowing how to maintain positive thinking above negative, challenging circumstances—improves likelihood […]

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4 Easy Steps To Keep Up On Medications

4 Easy Steps To Keep Up On Medications

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

Medication adherence: 4 easy tips to stay on the path to better health By: Jeremy Blais, Pharm.D., CVS Pharmacy As a CVS Pharmacist, I interact with customers with prescription-related needs on a daily basis. I take great pride in making sure every customer that comes into our pharmacy not only receives the medication needed to […]

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Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, D.C. – May 10, 2016 – Canada is the best country in the world, according to millennials. U.S. News & World Report today released new data on its Best Countries platform, revealing how 18- to 35-year-olds perceive nations on a global scale. The influential generation has named Germany […] Click here to view original […]

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Top TakeAways for Senior Living and Real Estate Marketing from HeroConf 2016

Top TakeAways for Senior Living and Real Estate Marketing from HeroConf 2016

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

Last week I had the advantage of joining nearly 500 other paid search and digital marketers in the city of brotherly love for HeroConf, a conference focused on paid search marketing. The program highlighted trends, best practices and even gave a few brief glances into the crystal ball of search engine marketing. I have so […]

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Looking Beyond the Doctor’s Office—The Role of an MS Nurse

Looking Beyond the Doctor’s Office—The Role of an MS Nurse

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

For people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that includes a range of physical and emotional symptoms, it is critical to have a strong support system as well as a healthcare team that delivers quality and comprehensive care. Living with MS can be challenging—the disease impacts all individuals differently and is often accompanied […]

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Where to Go for Help

Where to Go for Help

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

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The federal agency that oversees the Medicare Part D program provides several sources of information and help: The “Medicare & You” handbook is sent to all Medicare beneficiaries every September and contains basic information on the Medicare program for the following year. It includes a list of Part D […]

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Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

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

Arlington, VA – Before Americans cast their ballots in November, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges them to ask the Presidential and Congressional candidates how they will tackle five of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s older population and their families. “These issues are not just about seniors—they are about the health and […]

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Being Gay In A Small Town

Being Gay In A Small Town

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Being Gay in a Small Town By Timmothy Holt, M.D. A few weeks ago my aunt died, and I was asked to conduct the memorial service. Suddenly I realized, with her death, my cousins and I, all baby boomers, became the older generation. Her death was like an old alarm clock that kept ringing its […]

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Artificial Joint Research

Artificial Joint Research

| January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

More Research is Needed on Artificial Joints and Patients can Play a Key Role  By Thomas Concannon and Ben Nowell Individuals with arthritis or joint trauma may seek partial or total joint replacement (“arthroplasty”) to reduce pain and improve functionality. For arthroplasty, an orthopedic surgeon may select from a number of implantable devices—artificial hips or […]

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Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

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

Last Monday we started the week on a note of laughter, with jokes from and about outgoing LeadingAge President Larry Minnix. This Monday we find it hard to smile, as news reports are filled with tragedies happening around our globe. Then a friend shared the following quote, and it seemed appropriate to pass it on: […]

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A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

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

Thanks to the Home Extend pilot project created by Over 55 London in partnership with Pathways Skills Development and Placement Centre and funded by the Sifton Family Foundation, a senior couple will enjoy a warmer, safer Christmas and future in their newly upgraded home. The Crasto’s 50 year old home was desperately in need of […]

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Vietnam Vet Remembrance

Vietnam Vet Remembrance

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vietnam Vet Remembrance By Dominic Certo In Vietnam, I was a combat corpsman assigned to the battlefield with the 7th Marines.  I recall leaping out of a helicopter to rejoin my platoon and feeling the ground rise up to meet me like a brick wall, gravity pulling me down into brutal bloody fighting.  At 18, I experienced […]

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Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

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

Boomers Have Amazing Choices On Retirement: Tips for that Encore Venture By Pamela Dennis, PhD An estimated 31 million Americans age 44 to 70 are interested in “encore careers,” namely, “pursuits that enable individuals to put their passion to work for the greater good.” Only 14 percent see retirement as a time to “take a […]

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How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As you approach your retirement, one of the first things you may wonder is how to draw down your assets. How much money can you take out of your IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) or other savings, investments and liquid assets, and still feel confident that your money will last the rest of your life? What […]

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Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Four reasons why Baby Boomers love semi-absentee franchises Read the news today and you’ll see a countless number of stories on how baby boomers are handling retirement. Did they save enough money for the lifestyle they expect? How have they structured their nest egg? Will they be able to retire at all, or will they […]

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New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MagnaReady’s stress free dress shirts eliminate frustrations of limited mobility BOSTON, MA – Many of us stand in our closets in the morning staring at our racks of clothes agonizing over what to wear that day, but worrying about how we are going to get dressed never crosses our minds. For the 1 million people […]

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Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Americans always like to consider themselves first in just about everything, so news that the U.S. ranks 19th in retirement preparedness may come as very disappointing to many. But that is where the recently published 2015 Natixis Global Retirement Index places the US.—A spot it has held steady for three years running. The Natixis Global […]

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Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hillary Clinton simply meant to respond to anti-vaxers when she wrote the following tweet. The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest The reaction was instantaneous. #GrandmothersKnowBest became a trending hashtag, drawing cheers and sneers, leaving pundits to wonder if it was indicative […]

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Life and Lust at 60

Life and Lust at 60

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Diana Raab, Ph.D.is a transpersonal psychologist, poet, memoirist and essayist.   When I was 18, my family doctor gave me my first gynecological exam. The examination table was in the same room as his desk. I sat in the chair across from this pudgy 60-something-year-old doctor. He puffed away at his pipe saying, “You know […]

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Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

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

MARC FREEDMAN: What one tip would I give to older Americans who are currently out of work, but who would like to find full-time employment? Embrace action. When determining how to move into new kinds of work, we can try to think things through in advance—or we can get out into the world. Both have […]

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Control Aging – 5 Ways

Control Aging – 5 Ways

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MADDY DYCHTWALD: What is one element of growing older that has surprised me? Control. You may think you don’t have much, but all of us have more control than we think in terms of our own aging process. I always assumed I’d grow old like my parents. In fact, after my dad died at age […]

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Our Vision Statement

Our Vision Statement

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Shortly after hitting 60 I started to examine what life might be like as I face my next chapter. Should I expect a continual downward slope to the grave – God forbid – or what I hoped to discover the long awaited freedom from constraints and restrictions. The answer came a few years after that […]

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Second Careers Strong at 77

Second Careers Strong at 77

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

Not Ready for Retirement? Pursue a Second Act Career on Your Terms  For baby boomers that aren’t quite ready for their golden years, pursuing a ‘second act’ career is a popular option on the way to retirement. But what’s the recipe for achieving success the second time around? According to Avon Representative Vondell McKenzie of […]

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Your Bladder Dampening Holiday Spirits?

Your Bladder Dampening Holiday Spirits?

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

Navigating Travel with Bladder Issues:    Celebrating the holidays with friends and family can be the best of times. But when being together requires travel, a holiday can become a real turkey for those dealing with urinary incontinence (UI). Those unplanned snags—weather and mechanical delays, overbooked flights, etc.—can do more than dampen holiday spirits. For […]

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Becoming Digitally Savvy To Scammers

Becoming Digitally Savvy To Scammers

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

              Computer users of any age can fall prey to scams. Unfortunately, there are cyber-criminals who target the unwary. Scams include developing fake websites or using a telephone ruse to gain access to data that they can exploit to open fraudulent lines of credit or steal money from accounts. […]

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Second Act for Ex Soldiers

Second Act for Ex Soldiers

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It is not surprising that some people think about what they are going to do next once they retire and settle down for good. Most of them are looking for things that can ignite their passion on life and go on to pursue their “Second Act”. Yinon Weiss, a retired Army Special Forces officer and […]

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Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

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

The winter season is fast approaching and that change in weather can affect muscle, bone, and even eye health. According to recent statistics, approximately 33 million Americans suffer from eye health issues like dry eye syndrome; and if you’re age sixty-five or over, that brings your chances of dealing with dry eye syndrome up to […]

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The Flu and Seniors

The Flu and Seniors

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What You Need to Know to Keep Healthy This Year Every year, the TV news and newspapers warn us that it’s time to get ready for flu season. These stories almost seem routine and we may even tune them out a bit, but it’s important to take action to reduce our risk for flu. That’s […]

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