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DO YOU WANT TO LIVE TO 100? HERE’S WHAT WE HEARD

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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STRENGTH TRAINING

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.

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Why Aging at Home Is Getting Easier for Some Families

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…

Why Pressure Will Grow to Change Long-Term Care Financing

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,”…

The Famous Museum That’s Redefining Aging

It’s “Prime Time” for older adults who visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Famous for its prestigious collection, which includes the painting of melting watches by Salvador Dali, a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo and sculptures by Pierre Huyghe, the museum has launched an extensive program that encourages people age 65 and…

Time to End Forced Retirement?

A few weeks ago I was at a dinner for the kick-off to a three-day program in New York City I attended called Age Boom Academy, whose theme was Global Aging: Danger Ahead? Our dinner speaker was John Beard, director of the World Health Organization (an arm of the United Nations) Department of Ageing and…

4 Ways to Ensure Your Work Skills Are Up-to-Date

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for job seekers over 50 is having the right skills to meet a prospective employer’s needs. Last summer, I testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing about older workers (I wrote about it for Next Avenue) and offered a recommendation to help these applicants: let’s get additional…

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