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Stan Hugo with his wife, Donna, who is a resident at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Hugo tracks staffing levels at the skilled nursing facility. (Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times)

‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? How To Cultivate New Buds 

As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends.

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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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Vacation Digs With A Difference

Ari and Brad Nicholson settle for the night in the most luxurious setting they’ve enjoyed anywhere.

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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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Life Stages And Estate Planning

Estate planning is not a one-time endeavor. Unfortunately many people believe that they do not need an estate plan until they approach retirement.

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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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Drives Around the World Offer Immersive Experiences

Road trips provide an opportunity to see the world up close and personal.

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Geriatric Assessments Could Fine-Tune Cancer Care For Older Adults

05 July 2018

In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.

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Fresh Grounds For Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Longevity

04 July 2018

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.

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Social Ties Could Preserve Memory, Slow Brain Aging

01 July 2018

Something as basic as how long it takes to drive or walk to a friend’s house can make a big difference as we get older.

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Have Yourself A Healthy Summer

30 June 2018

Life can be pretty good during the summer; especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad.

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Summer: If You Want To Slim Down, Carefully Consider Those Salads

29 June 2018

People trying to get in beach body shape for the summer often head for the salad bar at restaurants.

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Surprise Ambulance Bills: A Consumer’s Guide

28 June 2018

When the ambulance service that picks you up is out-of-network, your insurer pays what it considers fair.

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