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Who’s That Tired-Looking Older Woman In The Mirror? My Husband Just Retired and I Feel Like I Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? How To Cultivate New Buds  A Few Surprising Things I’ve Learned Traveling With My Mother Vacation Digs With A Difference Fixing Social Security Starts With Us Voters Life Stages And Estate Planning
 
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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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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.

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)

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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Weekend Entertaining: Easy Beef Tenderloin Recipe Means More Time With Guests

23 March 2018

As much as I love prime rib, beef tenderloin is much easier to prepare, easier to carve and the leftovers are good cold.

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Cracks In The Elderly Home Care System

22 March 2018

“The Massachusetts home care system is beginning to crack,” says a new report from the Home Care Aide Council of Massachusetts, “and will crumble if nothing is done to address the major threats.” By Al Norman “The Massachusetts home care system is beginning to crack,” says a new report from the Home Care Aide Council […]

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Rise In Coffee Consumption Might Help In Fight Against Colon Cancer

22 March 2018

 A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.

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Can Hair Loss Drug, Minoxidil, Avert Mental Decline?

21 March 2018

Minoxidil, a popular drug used on the scalp to treat hair loss, might improve blood flow to the brain, lower blood pressure and increase elasticity in the blood vessels if taken in an oral form, according to a new study in mice. 

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Oh, The Things We Remember From Decades Ago!

20 March 2018

What’s your earliest childhood memory? I’m continually amazed at some of the stuff I can recall from when I was a kid, or inconsequential details from 30 or more years ago.

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards 

19 March 2018

In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, launching a massive, yearlong effort to alter how 59 million people enrolled in the federal health insurance program are identified.

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