Boomers and Seniors Waiting Longer for Grandparenthood

Many women these days are postponing becoming mothers well into their thirties. Some are focusing on career, others have concerns about starting a family in a shaky economy. The result? A generation of older parents and, subsequently, older grandparents.
 
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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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Tax Tips for Seniors 55 and Over

Tax season is upon us with the April 15th deadline looming. You think after all these years, you'd be a pro at preparing your paperwork, but it's the same thing every year.... the Uncle Sam-induced dread and stress.
 
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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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Is “Living Unassisted” the Future of Assisted Living?

That’s what Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Wid Chapman believe. The authors -- a gerontologist and architect, respectively -- of UnAssisted Living:  Ageless Homes for Later Life, see a future where housing better reflects the lifestyle demands and preferences of today’...

 
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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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