“The Boomer List” Explores a Generation’s Influences

This could easily be called the year of the baby boomer. The milestone being celebrated throughout the media, including AARP’s “Boomers @ 50+,” is the last of the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) turning 50 this year. A new documentary, “The Boomer List,” ...

 
Read More
 

Suicide Rates Among Baby Boomers and Seniors Climbing

Most of us were shocked at the tragic suicide last week of comedian and actor Robin Williams at age 63. Whenever a beloved public figure takes their life, it sparks a national dialogue and we hear from medical and psychology experts ...

 
Read More
 

Multigenerational Living Trend Continues

Several of my friends are living in multigenerational households. Some of their arrangements are by design and others a result of unplanned life events. Whether it’s a college-aged child moving home to save money while job-hunting, a senior choosing ...

 
Read More
 

Beauty Products Often Contain Health Risks

In an effort to be healthier, I’m searching out organic foods and skin care products with more natural ingredients. To do so, I’ve become an avid label reader, despite how hard the fine print is on these older ...

 
Read More
 

States and Cities That Are Kinder To Seniors’ Budgets

The media uses many different words or phrases to describe boomers and seniors making major changes in later life – “downsizing,” “re-imagining,” or “starting the third chapter.” Driven by the need for change, a new lifestyle or making financial adjustments to ...

 
Read More
 

Watch Your Back: Help for Heavy Lifting Tasks

When younger, I regularly lifted weights and considered myself fairly strong. But as I recently lugged five 40-pound bags of water softener salt to my basement, it was a sorry reminder that this aging body isn’t up to the ...

 
Read More
 

Are You Too Old to Learn to Play the Violin?

We usually think of astounding prodigy solo performances or skilled virtuosos in their prime when we think of orchestra members. But across the country, more and more orchestras are adding senior players or forming their own, new ensembles with older adults.
 
Read More
 

3 Important Tips for Choosing Your Assisted Living Home

According to a recent study by CareScout, 70 percent of seniors 65 years and older will require a form of long-term care at some point in later life. That statistic makes it critical to choose wisely to find the right fit in ...

 
Read More
 

“Golden-Girls” Style Senior Living for Women

Having roommates is normal for those in their twenties and early thirties, but older adults aren’t usually looking to share living space with people who are not romantic partners or family members. But with the growing, aging population, there ...

 
Read More
 

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.
 
Read More
 
 
 
Older