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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.

Colin Campbell at his home in Covina, Calif., on Dec. 18, 2017. Campbell was diagnosed with ALS eight years ago. He has Medicare due to his disability but can't use it for home care and instead is paying $4,000 a month for that service. His adjustable wheelchair allows him to recline, which makes breathing easier. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Il

27 January 2018

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair.

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Cooking for 2: French Beef Stew With A Healthy Twist

26 January 2018

My entire family can identify French stews bubbling in the oven from the moment they waltz into the kitchen.

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Flu May Be Spread Just By Breathing

25 January 2018

Even if you’re not afflicted yourself and you’re cautious about interacting with anyone who’s coughing or sneezing; keep surfaces immaculate.

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Chronic Disease Care: Why Family Caregivers Feel Left Out

24 January 2018

People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without traditional family caregivers.

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Grandparents: How To Keep Up With The Times

23 January 2018

“Grandma, Grandma, do you have any Shopkins®?” asked Rayna, 5, excitedly when her grandfather and I came for a week-long visit to help with childcare.

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Social Security Inaction To Result In 23 Percent Benefit Cut By 2034

22 January 2018

If Social Security can follow the status quo over the path of the trustees’ forecast for the program, it is a pretty mild outcome.

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