5 Ways to Honor Veterans on Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day: a day to honor those who fought for us in war, died for our freedom, and those who returned home to a different life. America’s first Veterans Day (then called Armistice Day) occurred on November 11, 1919. The first time it was celebrated as a national holiday ways in 1938. Year [...]

Senior Citizens Joining Occupy Chicago

47 people, many of which were senior citizens, were arrested this morning after blocking traffic in downtown Chicago as part of an Occupy Chicago protest. The group was part of over 500 seniors that came down to Chicago this morning as part of grassroots organizations, Occupy Chicago, and the Jane Addams Senior Caucus. They rallied [...]

Seniors Read Three Times Faster on Tablets

Although people of all age groups expressed an instinctive preference for reading the written word on physical pages, it appears that reading performance doesn’t show the same distinction. In fact, the difference is most notable in seniors, and it’s not the performance result you might expect. Seniors have been shown to read about three times [...]

77% of Americans Doubtful About Affordable Retirement

At about half the strength of the 2010 poll, the 2011 Unretirement Index shows that only 23% of working Americans are “very confident”  that they will be able to live comfortably after retiring. Additionally, one in five Americans believe they will never completely retire. President of Sun Life Financial U.S. (the company that produces the [...]

Health Weeks In Canada and United Kingdom

This week, governments are emphasizing the importance of staying healthy and active. Seniors in New Brunswick, Canada are celebrating Active Living Week for Seniors by learning about making healthier life choices. The Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat is distributing information sheets about many key elements of total health, including mental health, dental health (did you [...]

5 Popular Job Types for Seniors and Retired People

In the last five years, the number of workers over the age of 65 has increased 24%, totaling 6.7 million. That’s expected to keep climbing as the baby boomer generation continues to age and the economy slowly gets back on its feet. Already, younger generations are anticipating postponing retirement or working during it-in 2008 about [...]

October is National [munch] Month!

Much of the news we’ve been covering has been bleak lately. We want to keep things light around here, and what better way to brighten spirits than with food? (Warning: lightened spirits don’t equal lighter on the scales!) Check out this list of all the different foods celebrated in the month of October and get [...]

Supplements Linked to Higher Mortality Rate in Older Women

A recent study published in the AMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that many of the supplements we take in an effort to improve our health and longevity may actually be harming it. Findings even suggest that certain vitamins-most notably iron-increase the risk of death in older women. Over a study period of 19 years, [...]

Elderly Woman Rescued 4 Days After Injury at Home

When Stephanie Bailey hadn’t seen her 80 year old neighbor in a few days, she became concerned. They saw each other daily, and had a system worked out in case of emergency: if Bailey didn’t see the elderly woman’s porch light on, she would call to check if her neighbor was okay. The neighbor had [...]

Women 65-69 at Highest Risk for Death after Hip Fracture

It was recently discovered that women between the ages of 65 and 69 who break a hip are four times more likely to die within a year of the fracture than women who hadn’t broken a hip. Those women continue to have an elevated risk even 10 years after the break. “I thought that women [...]

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