Should Medical Providers Compete for Your Business?

If you need a major car or home repair, most likely you get two or more estimates for the work. Other than price, you may factor in the company’s reputation, convenience or time of scheduling the job, and other ...

 
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Boomers Take Gap Year for Self-Discovery

There’s a lot of noteworthy activity in the month of March. The NCAA college basketball Final Four, St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the time of year when boomer parents and grandparents accompany their high school juniors ...

 
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Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S. for Boomers

Although spring may feel like a long way off with the winter we’ve had this year, some people may be already looking forward to getting out and exercising. For boomers and seniors over 50, it takes even more activity to ...

 
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AARP Announces Movies for Grownups© Seal of Approval

For years, AARP has chosen films they deem “movies for grownups” based on the actors, content, or themes. Last month, the organization announced it will chose movies to be awarded the AARP Movies for Grownups© Seal of Approval. The first ...

 
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Last of the Boomer Generation Turns 50 in 2014

When we’re very young, the time between birthdays and other significant events seems interminable. As we age, those important lifespan passages begin to fly by. This year, 2014, marks one of the most noteworthy events that will impact our society ...

 
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Senior and Boomer Social Media Use Numbers Soar

The older generations, long considered to be late adapters of social media and tech tools and toys are surprising some researchers and jumping onboard in huge numbers.  A report released this month by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & ...

 
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Boomers Lead in Charitable Donations

With money tight these days for most people, charitable giving has taken a hit. It’s hard to be generous when your own budget is a challenge. The result is many non-profit organizations and charities are struggling to get funding. ...

 
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Not Just Teens: Eating Disorders in Women Over 50

Long associated with teens, especially girls, and young adults, eating disorders are a serious health concern. Many people are surprised to learn that older adults have eating disorders, too. Although treatable, the secrecy that surrounds those suffering from it makes ...

 
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Study Explores Words Seniors Find Offensive

From that headline, if you immediately thought of likely words, such as “old fogey” or “geezer,” you would be right, but those are too obvious. A recent study reported on McKnights.com looked at more subtle words or terms that ...

 
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Aging Boomers Impact Healthcare

The growing, aging baby boomer generation is driving many aspects of our lives today. As consumers, boomers are becoming a targeted demographic for marketers and advertisers as companies realize they have disposable dollars to spend. Popular culture is skewing older ...

 
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