If you’re like me, you weren’t surprised to read about the recent study finding that two-thirds of retirees now say they are living in “the best home of their life.”
United, the Post War Generation can prove ourselves a great generation, not just a great big generation.
Through extended visits to The Villages, Sun City and Youngtown, Arizona, Andrew Blechman’s book, Leisureville: Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias reveals the lives of those who have embraced the rising trend of segregated (often gated) communities for older adults (the new marketing term is “age-preferred”).
“Skyfall” is first and foremost a movie about middle-aged job angst – whether your skills are sufficiently up to speed to stay competitive in the global marketplace, and whether age discrimination will keep you from doing the work you’re best at . . . In the new movie, Agent 007’s worries include tech-savvy 20-somethings and questions over whether he’s still “field-ready.” Sound familiar?
On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a proposed settlement agreement that would make it easier for people with disabilities and chronic conditions to qualify for home care.
Until now, Medicare beneficiaries have been required to show they were likely to improve (the “improvement standard”) for Medicare to cover skilled nursing care and therapy services at home.
The 2% tax cut could make it harder to keep Social Security solvent.
It’s the investor equivalent of announcing: “If that guy wins, I’m moving to Canada.” According to a recent survey by insurer Allianz Life, about 40% of voters aged 55 to 65 say that they plan to change their portfolios depending on who wins the election.
And as Encore contributor Catey Hill reports today, for most that change would mean reacting defensively in response to a win by the man they dislike. “Voters who identified themselves as Republicans or Democrats generally said they were likely to invest more conservatively if the opposing party won the White House,” she writes, adding that “many Republicans also said they would invest more aggressively if Mr. Romney won.”
Encore: Older cell-phone owners are using more data, but their calling plans may be stuck in the pre-Internet era
The well-noted aging of the American population will continue long after the Baby Boomer generation crests, posing continuing economic challengesfor the country for decades to come, a new congressionally mandated report states.
One of the wonkiest debates in retirement planning is arguably also one of the most important.
UPDATE: It’s early in the morning and already emails are arriving from people who want to be included in the contest. Please – as noted in the contest section below, you must post your request to join the contest in…
In an editorial in the NYTimes Sunday Review (7/29/12), Thomas Friedman lays out the financial dilemma we face in long term care. The bottom line? A frightening percentage of Americans do not have the money to retire, much less pay for … Continue reading →
The old way of thinking about and preparing for life beyond adulthood is no longer working: “Seventy-five percent of Americans nearing retirement age in 2010 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts.”
When I was writing To Be Old in America 2012, posted here earlier this week, I looked in vain for statistics or reports on underwater mortgages and foreclosures as related to elders. What little mention there was insisted that older…
AARP reports that the mortgage crisis is increasingly hitting older adults — especially those 75-plus — and that Latino and African American elders and their families are the hardest hit of all Americans, according to a new study released today. It remains true that those under age 50 are more likely to be in foreclosure, but the report found that the risk of “serious delinquency” on mortgages is growing at a much more rapid rate among those over age 50.
Looking for a reason to volunteer somewhere? How about these two reasons:
You might just feel like you have MORE time, and
You might just live longer.
Need to Feel Like You’ve Got More Time?As reported Monday on NBC’s Today Show health sit…
Peter O’Toole, who turns 80 in August, announced this week he is retiring from theater and film. The renowned stage and movie actor received eight Best Actor Oscar nominations in his extensive career and was awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003. It’s not easy giving up your life’s passion and moving into a new phase of life, whether you’re a blue collar worker or an internationally-acclaimed film star.
Orrin Onken writes the twice-monthly TGB Elderlaw Attorney column in which he discusses legal issues of concern and interest to elders. He is an elderlaw attorney licensed to practice in the state of Oregon. He also keeps his own blog,…
Huge congratulations to my friend Carol over at Inside Aging Parent Care! Today the Denver Post published her commentary — sharing some of her thoughts and ideas about ageism. Carol explains that even those of us who are currently growing older a…
We are big on stories here at ChangingAging. They are powerful tools for change.
These days we think of fairy tales in the manner that Disney Inc. has presented them to us.
Consider this fine bit Writing from the Smithsonian: