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Senior Softball League
"Let's play ball! Garry Marshall introduces the Senior Softball league,\] showing us that even as we age it's good to find a sport that brings health and happiness to our lives.
An informal survey of boomers finds a mix of enthusiasm and fear
|A recent Time article found that most people (77 percent) want to live to 100. How about you? Sorry Al Roker and Smuckers, but the odds of actually living that long are against us — in the 2010 Census, only about 53,000 centenarians were living in the United States. Even if the population of centenarians doubles, that’s fewer than 4 people per 10,000 who’ll live to 100.
Resistance exercise may help you lose weight and prolong your life
|The key to a longer life may be as simple as lifting weights, according to a new analysis of older adults which showed twice-weekly strength training resulted in lower odds of dying. In fact, the odds of death for any reason was 46 percent lower in those who trained with resistance compared to those who did not.||?|
Like many family caregivers, Jean Seikel Peterson is making sacrifices to keep her mother at home. Three years ago, Peterson quit her job as a teacher to become a full-time caregiver. Her mother, Elinor Seikel, 98, is blind from macular degeneration and has a host of other medical problems. She needs assistance with everything from bathing…
Anybody who knows anything about long-term care is aware that America’s current system is deeply troubled. Yet the nation’s capital has shown little interest in tackling long-term care financing, even as the need is growing with the aging of the boomer generation. Neither have the presidential candidates. “Long-term care isn’t part of the political agenda,”…
I travel in circles most people my age don’t. I’m a nontraditional adult student in college, a runner who takes part in everything from 5Ks to marathons and a sci-fi writer who makes appearances at two or three sci-fi conventions a year. Because of these activities, I find myself interacting quite a bit with people…
If you’ve ever been laid off, you know how it stings. I’ve been there, too, and, sadly, growing numbers of workers have lost their jobs lately. The first quarter of 2016 saw 76 percent more job cuts than the last quarter of 2015, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you become…
Find out why these seven common drugs are toxic for our brains — especially as we get older.