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Retirement boot camps help retirees with post-work lives

The New York Times reports that the University of North Carolina, Asheville, hosts two workshops every year at the Center for Creative Retirement, where retirees who may have felt like they ...

September 17, 2010

david_meistrell

Independent hospitals struggling against healthcare reform

USA Today reports that some of the facilities that are most affected by the Obama administration's healthcare reform are independent or community hospitals that aren't part of a chain, becau...

September 15, 2010

david_meistrell

Retirement savings that last

Financial planner Eric Green recently wrote in The Spokesman-Review that there were some steps baby boomers could take in order to save enough money to have adequate retirement savings. ...

September 15, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Network launched as a resource for senior citizens

The Lutheron Homes of Michigan have launched the Aging Enriched Network, an initiative that provides resources for baby boomers and senior citizens who need answers to practical questions ab...

September 14, 2010

david_meistrell

More baby boomers using medical alert systems to care for parents

HealthZone.ca reports that more baby boomers are now using remote technology to care for aging parents who may be far away. This is the case of 59-year-old Sandra Pierce, who is using the de...

September 13, 2010

Jasmine Phu

The difference between outdoor and indoor falls

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 40 percent of seniors who aren't living in facilities fall every year, but a new study suggests that there is...

September 13, 2010

Alan Wu

Tips for older job seekers

The recession has affected many U.S. citizens, and older adults may be among the hardest hit, especially if their retirement savings run out. SmartMoney.com reports that more senior citizens...

September 7, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Adventures in Leaning program helps older adults expand their minds

At Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna, Virginia, a program is available for baby boomers and seniors who want to attend classes and expand their knowledge, according to Connection Newspapers...

September 2, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Hospital plans senior-specific emergency room

One hospital has taken steps to accommodate the growing senior population in Canada by designing an emergency room that caters specifically to to senior citizens, according to The Times Hera...

September 2, 2010

david_meistrell

Couple shares aging at home health strategy

Bob and Anne Trussell are two seniors who have developed a sound plan for safely aging in their home, according to The Recorder & Times. The Canadian couple is currently taking advantage of ...

September 2, 2010

Kevin Magna

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