Why We Love the “Grandma Drummer”

I remember at age 16 coming home from a party to find my parents dancing the jitterbug in the kitchen. After getting over the shock of seeing such a weird phenomenon, it struck me that they were really good dancers. The ...

 
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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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Michael J. Fox, Age 52, Talks Parkinson’s and His New TV Show

As someone who invited the young Michael J. Fox into my living room in the 1980s – I was an avid “Family Ties” fan – I was surprised to see the actor on the cover of a recent AARP magazine. Yes, the ...

 
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Age is Just a Number in this Sporting Event

Many professional athletes are considered “old timers” when they continue to play into their late 30s and early 40s. In rougher sports, like pro football, the body begins to sustain too many injuries, so players’ careers are short. In others, ...

 
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Singing for Healthy Aging

Lately, we’ve explored the topic of the media’s perpetuating of aging stereotypes and been heartened by Hollywood’s use of older, well-known actors to star in films. A new film “Unfinished Song,” to be released soon stars Vanessa ...

 
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Is Hollywood Finally Breaking Senior Media Stereotypes?

For several years it seemed the entertainment industry was skewing its movie and television product to a very young audience, featuring stars in their 20s and 30s. This was most likely to attract the coveted 18-34 age market. But recently ...

 
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6 Must-Have Apps for Baby Boomers

When it comes to smartphones, the days of baby boomers acting like George Jetson and screaming, “Jane, stop this crazy thing!” are over. You play Words with Friends, though you don't quite understand why birds get angry. Even so, a ...

 
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Cool Seniors on Screen

If there’s ever been a movie that made a senior living community look fun, flirty, and totally worth its while, it’s In Her Shoes with Shirley MacLaine. At her Florida digs, they socialize, speak their minds, and live ...

 
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Seniors Getting Digital (and Loving It)

“Did I get him? Did I get him?” That’s what an 84-year-old grandfather keeps asking his grandson during an intense round of Halo, the wildly popular video game that steals many a young person’s non-working, non-sleeping hours. This ...

 
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