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The Suspension Of Disbelief, Can You Do It? Four Easy Tips Can Contribute To Healthy Aging Honoring Your Personal Journey 8 Shocking Things You Learn When Traveling With Your Spouse Changing The Way We Look At Dementia  Skip The Rocking Chairs For These Rock Stars Of Aging New Orleans: Music, Marvelous Meals and Museums Estate Planning: Procrastination Could Have Harmful Results
 
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The Suspension Of Disbelief, Can You Do It?

When someone’s driving a car and talking to the person in the passenger seat, and keeps looking at the passenger instead of where he/she’s going, I just want to scream, “Keep your eyes on the road, you idiot!”

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Four Easy Tips Can Contribute To Healthy Aging

When we talk about staying healthy longer a lot of us think of that as meaning physically healthy, but the cognitive piece is just as important.

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Honoring Your Personal Journey

It’s February and presumably you are continuing to stay committed to the goals you set for yourself as the New Year began.

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8 Shocking Things You Learn When Traveling With Your Spouse

I saw then this wasn’t just a journey of miles, but of years: college, young married days, the birth of our sons, the death of beloved parents, and now retirement.

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Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

Currently, more than 13,200 people are registered as Dementia Friends in the U.S., and organizations in 14 states.

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Skip The Rocking Chairs For These Rock Stars Of Aging

At a time when women increasingly live into their 90s and more men reach their 80s, the art of aging requires work, thought, planning and, yes, spontaneity.

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New Orleans: Music, Marvelous Meals and Museums

Think jazz and blues played in music clubs and by street musicians outside. If you guess that describes New Orleans, you’re right; but there’s more to the city than that.

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Estate Planning: Procrastination Could Have Harmful Results

Even if a person has few assets or no children, estate planning also includes provisions for important decisions during life.

Labor Secy. Solis on National Employ Older Workers Week

23 September 2010

“This week we celebrate the continued contributions of America’s older workers. It is also a time to get word to every employer about the importance and benefits of hiring these seasoned professionals. After all, experience — coupled with a solid work ethic and strong decision making skills — makes for excellent job candidates.”

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Medicare Advantage costs to be lower next year, say feds

21 September 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that, on average, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 1 percent lower in 2011. The majority of Medicare beneficiaries, on average, enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans this year should find little or no change in their benefits in 2011, […]

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New Medicare chief says don’t ration health care

15 September 2010

Berwick broke his silence yesterday, telling an audience of health insurance industry representatives that pushing back against unsustainable costs cannot and should not involve “withholding from us, or our neighbors, any care that helps’’ or “harming one hair on anyone’s head.”

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‘Survivor’s’ new season pits young against old

30 August 2010

Take it from an aficionado — Sometimes there’s something real about TV reality shows: Burnett, creator of Survivor is pitting youth against maturity during the next installment of his hit reality TV show on CBS.

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On Guard: Fencing for the ages

30 August 2010

“When I was a teenager, I met one guy who said, ‘Hold onto this’ and I asked, ‘What end?’ He proceeded to wrap his foil around my foil and tossed my saber across the room,” Shamir said.

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Namibia, a real jungle adventure

27 August 2010

A pride of lions feasts on the body of a rhinoceros as dozens of zebra, antelope and other animals look on. Dwellers in simple mud-plastered shelters live much as their ancestors did centuries ago.

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