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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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Why Men Need To Fix Things When Women Just Want To Vent

22 July 2018

It’s a widespread complaint of women: men don’t know how to listen without rushing in to give advice and offer a solution.

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Sunglasses: How To Choose the Right Pair

21 July 2018

Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses.

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Cooking for 2: Pan-Seared Fish with Tomato Basil

20 July 2018

It’s summer. It’s hot. And we still need to make dinner. We want it to be light, and we want it to be fast, and we want it to be seasonal.

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New U.S. Medicare Cards Prompt Warnings About Phone Scams

19 July 2018

Phone scammers are taking the card replacement program as an opportunity to target seniors. The most common trick is to call Medicare enrollees and tell them they must pay for their new cards.

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Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll

16 July 2018

Vicki Bartholomew started a support group for wives who are caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s disease because she needed that sort of group herself.

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What Happens When Your Parents Die Broke

13 July 2018

When people die, their debts don’t disappear. Those debts are now owed by their estates.

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