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Nightcrawler Movie Previews

Nightcrawler Movie Previews

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

The folks at Bloomer Boomer are all news people so permit us to indulging ourselves by previewing this new film.  Catch the trailer on the left side bar Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut. Jake Gyllenhaal is […]

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Most Fit Seniors in History

Most Fit Seniors in History

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fit After 50: How to Take Charge of Your Personal Wellness Are you among the 77 million people born during the baby boom years from 1946 to 1964? If you are, congratulations! Our generation is more fitness-conscious than any other group of 50- and 60-year-olds in history. Baby Boomers are expected to live longer than […]

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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Food, health, housing, and personal growth are topics capturing the attention of baby boomer bloggers this week I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #370. The fantastic weather in the Seattle area continues, and my garden is producing wonderful vegetables. But, what I write about this week on my blog are the […]

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Facebook For Senior Dummies

Facebook For Senior Dummies

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Facebook and Twitter serve as the foundation for the global social media ecosystem, and more and more seniors are looking for ways to join the conversation. Today, the world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies®, announces Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-92117-3; August 2014; $24.99) by social media expert Marsha […]

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Over 50 with Heart Issues – Helping You Help Yourself

Over 50 with Heart Issues – Helping You Help Yourself

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

  By R.M. Dietrich Deel According to the AARP’s report on chronic conditions among older American’s, more than 70 million Americans of the ages 50 and older – which breaks down to be 4 out of 5 older adults – suffer from at least one chronic health condition. Many of those people over 50 are […]

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Bad Foods At Night

Bad Foods At Night

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“The single greatest risk factor for developing acid reflux, asthma, and sleep apnea is night eating,” explains Dr. Jamie Koufman, a pioneering laryngologist, director of the Voice Institute of New York, and author of New York Times bestsellerDROPPING ACID: THE REFLUX DIET COOKBOOK & CURE and THE CHRONIC COUGH ENIGMA – Acid Reflux, Asthma, and Recalcitrant Cough – The […]

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Stop Fumbling In Retirement Red Zone

Stop Fumbling In Retirement Red Zone

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The 6 Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Playbook The start of football season may be months away, but the game’s on the minds of many after the NFL draft. Minicamps are gearing up and team personnel are organizing in preparation for the 2014-15 season. Football is a big deal in the United States […]

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Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Sleep Problems

Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Sleep Problems

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

Why Boomers Can’t Sleep Which group with sleep related problems do I see most often? Baby boomers–those of us born between 1946 and 1964 who are now between the ages of 50 and 68. One of the most common problems is insomnia. Boomers frequently describe troubles related to an inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, […]

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Happy Hormones Celebrates Anniversary

Happy Hormones Celebrates Anniversary

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

  Lyn Hogrefe, with picture of the Happy Hormone Cottage on wall behind her. (Photo Provided) “Hormones are to women like water is to plants,” said Hogrefe. “When your hormones are depleted or out of balance, your health is compromised. You wilt.” Five years ago, Happy Hormone Cottage CEO Lyn Hogrefe rented a small, stone […]

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Medicare Sign Up: How to

Medicare Sign Up: How to

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

If you are approaching the age of 65, you need to make sure that you sign up for Medicare and select the medical plan that you prefer as soon as possible.  I have just gone through the process and thought that it was somewhat complicated, so I decided to help others understand what is involved […]

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Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas

Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas While I have covered international retirement destinations as diverse as San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, small towns in Panama, Hua Hin, Thailand, and the east coast of Italy, one of the subjects that I have not mentioned is the need to consider fluctuations in the exchange rates when you […]

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Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Common Sleep Disorders

Why Boomers Can’t Sleep: Common Sleep Disorders

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

By Robert S. Rosenberg, DO, FCCP: Which group with sleep related problems do I see most often? Baby boomers–those of us born between 1946 and 1964 who are now between the ages of 50 and 68. One of the most common problems is insomnia. Boomers frequently describe troubles related to an inability to fall asleep, stay […]

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Chronic Pain & Painkillers

Chronic Pain & Painkillers

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

Why You Should Consider Alternatives Physician Offers 4 Natural Ways to End the Pain Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin has soared by 300 percent. For […]

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Embracing Technology for Boomers

Embracing Technology for Boomers

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

TECHNO-ISH By Stacia Fernandez, Middle (St)age on Stage17.tv I applaud you for being on this website!   You are here to keep yourself current and explore the vast land of the Internet.     You are the exception for our generation and not the rule.   You should pat yourself on the back for that.  […]

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Social Security and Medicare: “Distinctly good news”

Social Security and Medicare: “Distinctly good news”

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

“Distinctly good news”   “[T]he news is essentially that there is no news” in the reports, as Kathy Ruffing of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading expert on Social Security, said during a conference call Monday on the Social Security report. The trustees still estimate that the Social Security trust fund will […]

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Medicare Trustees Report Shows Significant Improvements for Seniors and Taxpayers

Medicare Trustees Report Shows Significant Improvements for Seniors and Taxpayers

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

Posted July 28, 2014 by Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Tim Gronniger, Senior Policy Advisor for the Domestic Policy Council. Ed note: This blog was originally posted on the White House blog here – http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/28/medicare-trustees-report-shows-significant-improvements-seniors-and-taxpayers Today’s annual report from the Medicare program’s Boards of Trustees brings good news about […]

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Adapting To The Digital Age

Adapting To The Digital Age

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Paul Sharman – Co-Founder, Claris Healthcare These days, the majority of our conversations take place online – using email, text, video chat, and social networks. Photos of the grandkids are shared digitally and family dinners are scheduled on Google Calendars. But the convenience of modern communication can leave boomers, seniors and older Americans isolated as […]

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Can Overactive Bladder Disrupt Life Dreams?

Can Overactive Bladder Disrupt Life Dreams?

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

By Dr. Roshini Raj Did you know that more than 20 million women in the U.S. suffer from overactive bladder (OAB)? And in the over 55 age group overactive bladder is particularly poignant for women setting goals for their second half of life. OAB is characterized by a number of symptoms including a strong urge […]

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Retiring in Vail – Not Too Bad

Retiring in Vail – Not Too Bad

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I am one of those Baby Boomers that always enjoys coming to Vail to ski in the winter and vacation in the summer. Now that I can retire any time in the near future, my wife and I are trying to decide if we want to buy a home and retire in Vail, or are […]

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Divorce Rates Up For Baby Boomers

Divorce Rates Up For Baby Boomers

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s no secret divorce is trending, but you may be surprised to learn the most likely group to get divorced is baby boomers. Yep, baby boomers are divorcing rapidly. There’s a lot here so I called up Jim Reed of BGD Legal, who also happens to be the Pete the Planner Radio Show attorney, to […]

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Developments in Fitness Technology Give Seniors the Opportunity to Get, Stay Fit

Developments in Fitness Technology Give Seniors the Opportunity to Get, Stay Fit

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

According the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, keeping physically active can slow the ageing process. Regular exercise is the secret sauce to keep you young and feeling good. In fact, the Academy published a study in 1995 that tracked 9,777 men between 20 and 82 years found that physically unfit men who became fit […]

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected

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

Social Connection – The Gift For Lifetime Happiness By Megan Prentiss on behalf of Lively, www.mylively.com The aging of our Baby Boomer population has sparked a national discussion on the impact on our health care and social security system. There’s another aspect to our aging population that has received comparatively little fanfare: social connection, or […]

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Male Boomers

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Male Boomers

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

By Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD Many men over 50 suffer from a declining production of testosterone (or low T), a real medical condition referred to as andropause, and not one created by the pharmaceutical industry as some have suggested. The condition is a well-recognized, clinical disorder. The most current science clearly shows how declining […]

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5 Things to Consider if You Plan to Retire From and Sell Your Business in 5 Years

5 Things to Consider if You Plan to Retire From and Sell Your Business in 5 Years

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By; Michael B. Schwerdtfeger You’ve successfully started and grown your business, but now you can start to imagine the day that you might want to spend more time on the golf course, with grand kids, or just hanging around the house driving your spouse crazy. It isn’t quite time to retire yet, but for the […]

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New SmartHome Technology Gives Boomers Piece of Mind

New SmartHome Technology Gives Boomers Piece of Mind

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By François Bordes, Neoji co-founder The year was 1987 – the year that a TV commercial about safety for the elderly, and one line in particular, was so memorable that it has become a part of American pop culture history. If you haven’t heard the line you should be applauded for being a voracious reader […]

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Second Career After Retirement

Second Career After Retirement

| June 3, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

        We may get older, but we don’t have to lose our freedom to dream about what we can become when we “grow up.” The airwaves are flooded with aspirational investment and financial services ads depicting empty nesters starting their own wineries, traveling the globe or whiling away on the golf course. […]

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“I am,” The Most Powerful Statement

“I am,” The Most Powerful Statement

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I am” is the most powerful statement you can make. Your beliefs about yourself underscore every thought and every action in your life. Given their power, be very aware of how you complete the phrase: “ I am…” The words you choose to follow have the power to create your reality. How you choose to […]

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62 – Average Retirement Age

62 – Average Retirement Age

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Baby boomers are pushing retirement back further and further. According to Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance survey, the average age at which Americans report retiring is now 62. That’s the highest reported age since Gallup started tracking this data back in 1991. Indeed, the average self-reported age of retirement has slowly been on […]

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The Eye Test

The Eye Test

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Check out this “eye test” and see which words appear to you. Your subconscious might be trying to show you something!     Click here to view original web page at feistysideoffifty.com

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Guy With a Funny Name And Sound Advice

Guy With a Funny Name And Sound Advice

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

Financial Truth From a Guy with a Funny Name Every person wants to achieve financial stability. They want to be free from debts and other financial worries once they reach retirement age, as they would rather do the things they love the most rather than stress out on these finance-related problems. To do this, they […]

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Senior Travel Deals – Not Always the Best

Senior Travel Deals – Not Always the Best

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

Dear Savvy Senior: What types of senior discounts are available to older travelers? My husband and I are approaching retirement and love to travel, but love to save money too. — Almost Retired Dear Almost: There is actually wide variety of travel discounts available to older travelers — usually starting at either age 50, 55, […]

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Are Baby Boomers Millennials Burden?

Are Baby Boomers Millennials Burden?

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

The aging of baby boomers and millennial coming of age will be one of the most politically fraught population shifts in American history, writes guest columnist Paul Taylor. TEN thousand baby boomers will turn 65 today. Another 10,000 cross that threshold tomorrow. This will keep happening every single day between now and 2030. I’m one […]

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Vegan Diet For A Healthy Life?

Vegan Diet For A Healthy Life?

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Sarah Taylor – It starts when we’re 40 … the painful knees, the lack of energy, the puffing breath as we climb a few flights of stairs … it’s the beginning of our declining health.  We tell our friend about our painful knees and he complains about his cholesterol.  Our neighbor complains about her blood […]

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Top 5 Retreats for Baby Boomers

Top 5 Retreats for Baby Boomers

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

It’s no surprise then that, according to Senior Living magazine, research shows that seniors prioritize travel. With unmatched free time and larger savings, you can use your retirement to discover new territory.  You can finally devote your time to yourself and your partner, exploring each other’s interests that, in the past, have taken a backseat […]

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What you didn’t know you have in common with Bill Gates

What you didn’t know you have in common with Bill Gates

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

I had a funny realization recently upon reading the announcement of Microsoft’s new CEO and Bill Gates’ step down from his role as Chairman of the company’s board – that even Bill Gates has to continuously ask himself the quintessential question, “What’s next?”! While many of us may be too humble to compare ourselves to […]

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Obamacare and The Sandwich Generation – By Kimberly Wickert

Obamacare and The Sandwich Generation – By Kimberly Wickert

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

With the recent focus on The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, many of us in the sandwich generation are wondering how this will not only impact our healthcare and that of our children but also our elderly parents’ coverage.  Changes that Obamacare has imparted that may be seen as a positive change for […]

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CMS Launches Comment Period for Lung Cancer Screening

CMS Launches Comment Period for Lung Cancer Screening

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) might be moving closer to covering lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. On February 10, the agency opened a 30-day public comment period, which is part of the decision-making process regarding coverage. The move follows the issuance of guidelines by the US […]

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Carol Says What Bloomer Boomer Is! You Go Girl

Carol Says What Bloomer Boomer Is! You Go Girl

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

Hi, I’m Carol and I’m retired. Now without thinking, does your mind immediately picture someone ancient and befuddled, physically and mentally in decline? That’s one of the ageist stereotype applied to retirees; people worn out, dried up and a burden on society. Just so you know I’m an active […]

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Despite Fears Medicare is Doing Well

Despite Fears Medicare is Doing Well

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

Joe Raedle / Getty Images People show their support for the Affordable Care Act during a rally in front of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Miami, on Oct. 10, 2013. While the new Obamacare insurance marketplaces have been plagued by dysfunction, an existing coverage program curtailed by […]

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How Life Comes Full Circle – You, me and Kareem

How Life Comes Full Circle – You, me and Kareem

| February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has delivered another spectacular slam dunk, 25 years after retiring his jersey. At age 66, he has written an article bursting with insight and inspiration for his fellow aging baby boomers. “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Three Rules of Retirement” appears in the February 2014 edition of The […]

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The Sandwich Generation and Obamacare

The Sandwich Generation and Obamacare

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

With so much talk about The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” many of us in the Sandwich generation are wondering how this law will impact not only the healthcare of ourselves and our children, but also that our of elderly parents.  Most of us are still learning how the changes in government guidelines […]

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American Society on Aging Names 2014 Award Winners for Excellence in Aging

American Society on Aging Names 2014 Award Winners for Excellence in Aging

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

The American Society on Aging (ASA) is pleased to announce the seven 2014 ASA Leadership Award winners. The ASA Awards program recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations to the field of aging and to the ASA. The award winners will be honored on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, during the  2014 Aging in America Conference, held […]

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Pharmacy and Tobacco Don’t Mix

Pharmacy and Tobacco Don’t Mix

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

Feb 5 (Reuters) – CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first U.S. drugstore chain to take cigarettes off the shelf. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain a […]

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An Unforgettable Road Trip Plotted By Microsoft

An Unforgettable Road Trip Plotted By Microsoft

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

When I was a kid back in the 50’s, my parents would load my brother and I into the car and off we would go on a road trip. The trips were usually no more than an eight hour drive from home because any longer would risk mayhem in the back seat.  Since we lived […]

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Retire on Less Than You Think

Retire on Less Than You Think

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

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Now that the baby boomer age wave is crashing ashore, Americans are retiring by the boatload. About 10,000 of us will turn 65 every day for the next 17 years, the Pew Research Center tells us. If someone on your gift list is hitting the beach this holiday season, a little guidance […]

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Aretha Franklin Returns

Aretha Franklin Returns

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

  After recovering from an undisclosed illness, 71 year old Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performance in her hometown of Detroit. The Detroit News  says the Queen of Soul will sing Dec. 21 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board. Franklin is involved in recording an album for Clive […]

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Sophia Loren Victory

Sophia Loren Victory

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

Sophia Loren once served time in an Italian jail for tax evasion. Now Italy’s top court has handed the 79 year old actress a victory in a nearly 40-year-long battle over back taxes. The Rome-based Court of Cassation ruled Wednesday the beauty icon was right when calculating tax owed on her 1974 income. Loren’s tax experts, […]

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Better High-Dose Flu Vaccine

Better High-Dose Flu Vaccine

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

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited study by the vaccine’s manufacturer. Experts say regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older, who generally have weaker immune systems. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone […]

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Toyota Chief Eyes Boomers

Toyota Chief Eyes Boomers

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK (AP) — After five up and down years, Jim Lentz thinks Toyota is right where it’s supposed to be. Five years ago, the company unseated General Motors as the world’s biggest automaker and its cars dominated much of the U.S. market with a reputation for bulletproof reliability. Toyota even weathered the Great Recession […]

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Retirement Delayed

Retirement Delayed

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat […]

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Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

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

As technology creeps more into our daily lives,many baby boomers are starting to push back on the notion of have a device strapped to our bodies. In a newly released survey from Cornerstone OnDemand, 42 percent of workers said they would not be willing to strap on wearable tech for their jobs, with older and […]

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How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

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

GRAND BARGAIN Obama and Boehner failed to reach such an accord in 2011 and again last December. Leaders of both parties say problems that killed those negotiations remain, and it’s nearly impossible to resolve them before Oct. 17. Obama told The Associated Press in an interview Friday he would be willing to negotiate with Republicans […]

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Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

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

Countries all over the world are dipping their toes into the flourishing health care tourism sector, where demand is high from American patients and profits are great for local medical industries. Patients Beyond Borders‘ list of the most popular medical tourism destinations and their potential discount percentages are: Brazil: 25-40% Costa Rica: 40-65% India: 65-90% Korea: […]

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Good Friends = Longevity

Good Friends = Longevity

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

The secret to longevity may be as simple as a few good friends. According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, social isolation reduces quality of life and actually increases the risk of death. These findings support the notion that people really need other people to […]

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Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

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

The U.S. population aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 72 million in 2030,* meaning more senior drivers will be on the roads. And if they are able to find cheap online car insurance deals, they’ll be spending much less on the roads than a lot of drivers. […]

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Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

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

Keep It Simple A majority of Americans over 65 are homeowners and it is predicted that many will be looking for a smaller home and different a living style.   The country’s largest franchise moving company with the quirky name, Two Men And A Truck predicts that children and families of the Baby Boomer generation […]

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Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

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

  The cities were identified based on a survey that evaluated factors contributing to a fit and active lifestyle as people age. Cities were rated on life expectancy, cardiovascular health, and reported stress levels of baby boomers, as well as access to local health care and fitness resources. “Baby boomers have redefined aging by their […]

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The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

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

Today we interview Cynthia Stevens Graubart,  a James Beard Award winning author, speaker, and  co-author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (James Beard Award 2013; Gibbs-Smith 2012), as well as the best-selling Southern Biscuits (Gibbs-Smith 2011).  You will be able to hear her interview, stay tuned.  Cynthia talks about how empty nesters can eat great, simply. Meals for two […]

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Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars

Sports Energy and Nutrition Bars

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

Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars The makers of energy and nutrition bars have come up with a great product idea, especially if you are on the go or simply don’t have time to take a food break.  So those of us at BloomerBoomer.com have been trying some energy bars lately but where to you find […]

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Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More and more people of varied ages, abilities and health conditions are turning to yoga to find ease in body and mind. This trend is fueled, in part, by a growing body of research suggesting that yoga may offer relief from a host of ailments—ranging from hypertension and fibromyalgia, to cancer, depression and insomnia. In […]

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Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The last couple of  generations had been lead to believe the tool of choice for retirement savings is  the 401(k).  A savings plan made available through employers and created by the U.S. tax code.  Modern financial advisors are speaking out against that as the mainstay to retirement planning.   One financial expert is Todd Tresidder […]

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About the Stanford Center on Longevity

About the Stanford Center on Longevity

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Stanford Center on Longevity’s mission is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages.

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Retirement – Outdated

Retirement – Outdated

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The term retirement is quickly becoming outdated as Americans live and work longer, yet the rapidly growing sector of older workers often faces challenges to employment, especially in a competitive marketplace. The last week in September is designated National Employ Older Works week, to encourage employers everywhere to recognize the value of older employees. By […]

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Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

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

A majority of our country’s middle-income Boomers expect their retirement to be defined by greater mental stimulation, more physical activity and more personal satisfaction than the retirement of previous generations.  However, they also anticipate their retirement to include less retiree health insurance from former employers (60%), less financial security (47%) and less care provided by […]

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In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

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

A new survey released today by leading off-price home fashions retailer HomeGoods found that the decor in your home can impact your mood. According survey findings by HomeGoods, 93% of Americans felt a room’s decor can positively or negatively affect The survey found that boosting your mood doesn’t have to come at a price; great […]

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Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

| September 26, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The premiums for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),  has remained stable  according to HealthPocket.  The study also found that consistent with 2013 trends, one third of plans offer a zero premium, a popular option for many cost-conscious and low-income seniors. More people than ever are selecting […]

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Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

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

If you are a woman over the age of 50 then one of the best things you can do to improve your health, fitness and quality of life is to lift weights.  Unfortunately very few older women lift weights regularly and, from my experience, those that do lift weights don’t do it correctly. The biggest […]

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The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

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

A friend of mine, Pommy MacFarlane PhD, who runs a balance training program at a university, told me this story of a new client. An older gentleman came to her program stating that he had fallen frequently over the past year and wondered what to do about it. Pommy asked him to describe these falling […]

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2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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

As the world population ages, the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and community will come under increasing strain. Data from the World Alzheimer Report 2013 to be released today predicts the number of dependent older people will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050, an almost threefold increase. […]

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Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

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

By mid-September, many seniors have started planning their annual trek to warmer locales for the winter. These “snowbirds” make the trip for many reasons, including arthritis relief, golfing opportunities, a simple desire for more sunshine or a change of scenery—and their numbers are growing. A study from the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and […]

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Travel Freebie

Travel Freebie

| September 20, 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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Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

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

What’s the best computer device for an older adult who is new to the digital world?  With so much to choose from, it is a vexing question whether you are buying it as a gift or for yourself. We posed that questions to Jane Ratliff, Executive Director of BlueHair Technology Group.  She  heads up the […]

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5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

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

As recently as 20 years ago, retirement actually meant settling down and relaxing for the remaining years of your life. Today, however, people often look at retirement as an opportunity to embark on a new journey that frequently involves a second career or business venture. In addition, although a small percentage of individuals have enough financial […]

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I’m Retired…and Bored

I’m Retired…and Bored

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

What happens when a retired man misses his job? Q: I expected to feel great after I retired last year, but most days I’m just miserable. I miss my work, and it turns out that most of my friends were people I knew through my job so I don’t see them much anymore. My wife […]

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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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2013 Stock Market Outlook: What History Predicts

2013 Stock Market Outlook: What History Predicts

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

Posted 7:00AM 01/01/13 By Tom Sightings The race doesn’t always go to the swift, goes the old saying. But that’s the way to bet it, replies the savvy gambler. So it is with the old saying about the stock market. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. But it still makes sense to look […]

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Investing over 50 – Tough Reality of Today – A Silver-lining?

Investing over 50 – Tough Reality of Today – A Silver-lining?

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

One of the most respected financial educators says it like it is for investors over 50.  Not a pretty picture but there is a silver lining Check out this episode

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