Retirement planning Medicare is a federal government health insurance program for people age 65 or older and younger people with qualifying disabilities. Medicare is available through the original government program or through managed care companies.
The first time that James Daoust visited his clients, Joe and Theresa Mollicone, the couple rolled out a tray of desserts including cannolis. In 1983, James, a newly minted insurance agent, had never tasted the rolled fried dough Italian pastries with sweet ricotta filling.
Retirement planning Americans have emerged from the economic recession with a new set of expectations around the purpose, timing and funding of their retirement. Not only is retirement being postponed, but it no longer means an end to working—retirement is now a new chapter in life.
To get the most out of your retirement, think creatively about outside-the-box goals and aspirations, try something fun and different.
Rick Steves’ top tips from seniors who believe it’s never too late to have a happy childhood — “ age matters only if you’re a cheese.”
Retirement planning Financial security and investment planning are two of the most important factors that will enable you to embrace retirement and enjoy the next chapter of your life.
Retirement planning Drug-impaired driving is a serious safety issue—and not just driving under the influence of illegal drugs and narcotics.
Retirement planning A 2010 National Highway Traffic safety Administration report found that until age 80 most older adults manage most traffic tasks as well as their younger counterparts.
Retirement planning According to a National Community pharmacists Association survey, nearly three out of four Americans say they don’t always take their medications as recommended.
Retirement planning Human contact is good for the body and soul.
Retirement planning According to a survey from The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab, 72 percent of people 50+ want to stay in their current home as they age, but many have no plans in place.
Retirement planning As we age, our needs change. The resources presented here will help readers of all ages learn how to adjust properly and help them to continue to age gracefully on their own terms.
Healthy seniors Actor David Hyde lost his grandfather to the disease, and his father struggled with dementia after a stroke.
Healthy seniors Elaine Mcinnis, CHES, National Association For Continence shares a few tips on how to minimize issues with your bodily functions.
Healthy seniors What technology helled Sammy Testino and his wife, Dale, keep the romance in the bedroom going, even after reaching an older age?
Caregiving Try using these wordless ways to express your love and affection to the person in your care:
Healthy seniors “Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in the home,” says Alison Rhodes, President/CEO of PALS Built.
Healthy seniors 10,000 boomers turn 65 each day. Thicke shows how to keep a sense of humor while suffering the accumulating indignities of old age.
The statistics are daunting. According to recent research, nearly four in 10 U.S. adults provide care for someone with significant health issues. n 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion.
AARP's travel ambassador, Samantha Brown, unpacks her travel advice, and explains the health benefits of getting out there and seeing the world.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a major commitment, but once you start making better choices, it becomes second nature.
Dr. Mark Ross shares his insight on combating hearing loss as millions continue to successfully age.
Dr. Alton Morse, retired education administrator and author of "The Best Rest of Your Life" explains how to make a life after you've stopped making a living.
Staying in touch and sharing experiences are essentials of healthy aging.
Caregiving A new positive shift to senior care.
Healthy seniors That’s the vision of the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Each of us, as we age, wants to live with dignity, purpose, and security in a just and caring society.
Healthy seniors While previous generations half-expected to lose memory as they aged, the baby boomer generation heralds a new era in our approach to staying sharp and vital over our lifetime.
Caregiving Canada’s aging demographics means an increasing demand for health care, so it’s not surprising that many seniors and their loved one are turning towards home care.
Retirement planning Now you’re ready to make the transition into a community; but a decision like this can be scary and overwhelming.
Caregiving If you are wondering what you want out of your retirement, it might be time to ask yourself: “what do you want out of your life?”
Healthy seniors How are Canadians responding to the growing pressures of an aging population? There are a range of options for seniors, but more innovation and support is needed.
Retirement planning Are you struggling with the decision to leave your own home? This can be incredibly daunting, as many seniors fear the loss of their independence and control over their lifestyle.
Retirement planning More than 4.6 million Canadians are seniors, and that number is expected to double by the year 2036.
Retirement planning Are you retired or getting close? Are you thrilled? Are you concerned? Retirees say there are four keys to successful not stressful retirement living.
Caregiving An unexpected tumble can reduce the quality of life immensely, along with create a great deal of financial hardships and loss of mobility.
Caregiving How can I make sure that my parents are safe in their own homes without sacrificing my own mental well-being? Look for items that offer peace of mind and safety in the home, ask for help, and take advantage of community resources.
Caregiving As women age, they can experience physical changes they may not always feel comfortable discussing with their doctors—but opening up is key to improving one’s quality of life at every stage.
Caregiving Like everyone born around 1900, your grandma had a life expectancy of 50. But likely, she beat the odds. and you grew up seeing her embrace a caregiver role.
Retirement planning The nature of retirement has fundamentally changed over the past decade. People are living longer, markets are highly volatile, and interest rates are at record lows — and look as though they will remain so for the foreseeable future.