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Roxanne takes on body image of an older woman

Who’s That Tired-Looking Older Woman In The Mirror?

Just the other day, I accidentally hit the Photo Booth button on my laptop, and was jolted by the image of a person I barely recognized staring back at me.

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Posted in Features, Boomer Haiku3 Comments

Mindy with her husband, Eddie

My Husband Just Retired and I Feel Like I’m Just Getting Started

It’s been almost two weeks since I got the email from my husband that he was retiring as of that afternoon.

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Posted in Features, Mindy's Freedom Promise0 Comments

Laurie with her mother

A Few Surprising Things I’ve Learned Traveling With My Mother

Let’s face it. The thought of getting older is scary. Being in my 60s feels surreal, especially since I know I was only 30 last week.

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Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles5 Comments

Studio shot of social security card and banknotes

Fixing Social Security Starts With Us Voters

Every year the people who depend upon Social Security can count on two things: the program’s trustees will release a report showing a continued deterioration in its finances, and the pundits will castigate politicians for not doing anything about it.

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Posted in Features, Fix Social Security0 Comments

caring, caregiver, elderly woman

Citizens Force State To Pass Paid Family Leave & Wage Hikes

Pushed against a wall, Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation that would raise the minimum wage very slowly to $15 per hour and create a new paid family and medical leave benefit.

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Posted in Massachusetts, Pushback0 Comments

roxanne researching funeral ideas

How Boomers Are Putting The Fun In Funeral Planning

We boomers are taking charge and customizing our final sendoffs to reflect our uniqueness. No stodgy cookie-cutter rituals for us.

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Posted in Features, Boomer Haiku4 Comments

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