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5 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Star-studded Boomer-Con hits San Diego

Having spent more than a half century shaping everything from the political landscape to the workplace and pop culture, boomers are now redefining what it means to age.


Related Topix: Health, San Diego County, CA

5 hrs ago |

The Uninformed Caregiver

According to a recent AARP Public Policy report, a growing number of baby boomers are caregivers and don't realize it.


Related Topix: Health, Diabetes, Long Term Care

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Amy Hoak's Home Economics: Aging population faces shortage of suitable, affordable housing

By 2030, the number of U.S. adults age 50 and older will grow to 132 million - up 70% compared with 2000, according to a report released on Tuesday by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation.


Related Topix: Health, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Long Term Care

Psychology Today

From 'Not Me' to 'Why Me?'

If you've had a heart attack, you have heart disease. No question, no argument. It's clear; it's permanent; it's not something you leave behind like a prom jacket.


Related Topix: Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

New York

What drives up rents

The argument that a lack of housing stock is what drives higher rents is only partially true.


Related Topix: Health, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Opinion

Seeking Alpha

A Healthcare High Dividend Stock With 25%+ FFO Growth; Yielding Over 7%

Healthcare is the leading sector over the past year and year-to-date, but there are very few dividends paying over 6%.


Related Topix: Healthcare Technologies, Biotech, Healthcare Services Group, Medicine, Apparel, Healthcare Industry, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement, Financial Markets

The Motley Fool

How Much Should You Really Count on Social Security for Your Retirement?

Are you counting on Social Security to provide most, or even all, of your post-retirement income? If so, you should know that the average monthly Social Security benefit right now is less than $1,300.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Social Security, Health, IRA

The Charlotte Observer

NC advocates question utility deposits, credit checks

North Carolina advocacy groups are raising social-justice questions about the credit checks and deposits that utilities require of new customers, saying they're unfair to people with modest incomes.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Health, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: The collision of baby boomer with seniorhood

In December 2011, the AARP Policy Institute released a report titled, "Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices."


Related Topix: Health, Non-Profit

Seniors in Tampa are tired of not being heard

Florida's key voter demographic within Tampa are sending both gubernatorial front-runners Charlie Crist and Rick Scott a message: listen to us.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Health, Long Term Care, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Would You Join A Multi-Level Marketing Company For Retirement Income?

I'm a social worker turned financial planner who uses both skill sets to help folks prepare for the mental, social, and physical, as well as the financial aspects of retirement.


Related Topix: Marketing, Health

Law Firm Newswire

California Earns Top Marks for Long-Term Care Services

A major report from the American Association of Retired People has named California a strong performer in long-term care systems for older adults and the disabled.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Cross Roads News

Tablet, smartphone class for seniors

Residents 50 years and older can learn to use tablets and smartphones at a series of free AARP workshops at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.


Related Topix: Health, Lithonia, GA, Dekalb County, GA

Logan Banner

AARP Safe Driving Class offered

The class will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Services Earl J. Jarvis Senior Enrichment Center, located on Stratton Street in downtown Logan.


Related Topix: Health, Logan, WV

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sys-Con Media

AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement in Response to Approval of Waiver Expanding State Medicaid Program

"AARP Pennsylvania is pleased that an agreement has been reached to provide health coverage to more than 500,000 hard-working Pennsylvanians - including 90,000 residents age 50-64 - many of whom are either between jobs or in jobs without health coverage.


Related Topix: Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Non-Profit

CBS Local

US Approves Pennsylvania Medicaid Plan

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law, officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

WFIE-TV Evansville

AARP Smart Driver Program at St. Mary's

The next class is Tuesday, September 23, from noon to 4 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 at St. Mary's Health.


Related Topix: Health

National Journal

Who Will Take Care of Our Parents?

If life were fair, Marsha Schumacher, 69, wouldn't have to worry about affording care in retirement.


Related Topix: Medicine, Bipolar Disorder, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Pension, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Sanatoga Post

PA Seniors' Anxiety Up As Election Draws Closer

A new election-year poll of likely voters in Pennsylvania age 50 and older reveals many are concerned about having enough money down the road, and want candidates to focus on improving their economic security.


Related Topix: Health

Foster's Daily Democrat

The Seniorsa Scene AARP to launch new season on Sept. 25

Welcome back to The Seniors' Scene. This week I want to chat a little about AARP.


Related Topix: Health, Maine