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Time Lost, Plans Canceled, Dreams Deferred

Elizabeth Hubbart was booked for a cruise that followed the path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition in the Pacific Northwest. Joel Demski was set to watch and cheer his grandson graduating from the Naval Academy.

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Older Adults Facing Isolation, Despair As COVID-19 Continues

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation and uncertainty is becoming hard to bear.

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Bizarre Food Shopping Rituals During Quarantine

We all took a vow recently in our family — we would avoid grocery stores at all costs. We have several people in our house more susceptible to Covid-19 than others.

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Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On

Back home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Richard and Denise Victor would get to see their four grandchildren almost every day. One set of kids lives around the block; the others are half an hour away, all close enough for frequent visits and sleepovers.

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Older Entrepreneurs As Successful As Younger Counterparts

From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative.

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Food Expert Offers Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping Tips

efore going to the grocery store, plan menus for one to two weeks focusing on the foods you already have in your refrigerator and pantry.

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Reopening In COVID Era: How To Adapt To New Normal

Should I go to the beach? What about the hair salon? A sit-down restaurant meal? Visit Mom on Mother’s Day?

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Nursing Homes Residents Feeling Trapped During Pandemic

The terrible irony for the elderly in nursing facilities is that family and friends who came to visit their loved ones, staff caregivers who went room to room to care for the residents, and other residents at the facility, are likely sources of the virus spreading.

Aging boomers strain cities built for the young

25 August 2011

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON — America’s cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they’re doing it in communities designed for the sprightly. To envision how this silver tsunami will challenge a youth-oriented society, just consider that seniors soon will outnumber schoolchildren in hip, fast-paced New York […]

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Yes, you can still sell your home in a down market

25 August 2011

The bright side of selling a home in a down market is you get to seek your own bargain if you’re going to buy after you’re done. Closing a sale, however, can be teeth-grindingly slow if you don’t do everything right — and maybe even if you do.

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Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries

25 August 2011

We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.

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Making your home feel light and bright: some tips

25 August 2011

Whatever a person’s taste, “I think almost everybody wants to maximize the light in their living space,” said HGTV host Genevieve Gorder.

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Technology allows grandparents face time with grandkids

23 August 2011

Every couple of days, Taara McTee, 46, a Reno, Nevada-based Realtor, receives a simple text message from her son on her Android Sidekick mobile phone: “Skype.”

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Social Security disability on verge of insolvency

22 August 2011

By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security’s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can’t find new ones in an economy […]

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