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Grandparents Pay Surprise Visit to Grandson, Brightening His Day… and Ours! (Video)
9 months ago

Grandparents Pay Surprise Visit to Grandson, Brightening His Day… and Ours! (Video)

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Like many grandparents, I live in another city (actually, another country) from one of my grandchildren. So, whenever, I am able to visit her, it is a big deal for both of us.

In the days leading up to my visit, I feel a childish sense of anticipation as I think about all of the fun things that we are going to do together. Then, when I arrive, the warm welcome that I receive charges my little grandma batteries with enough joy to last a year! Read More

Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Upcoming Biographical Film
9 months ago

Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Upcoming Biographical Film

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For more than 30 years, Fred McFeely Rogers (Mr. Rogers) entertained and educated America’s children. Some of us were lucky enough to be kids when his television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, launched, in 1968. Others first experienced this wonderful actor, writer and producer through our children’s interactions with his show. Read More

Will Proposed Short-Term Health Plans in U.S. Result in Higher Costs for Seniors? Let’s Take a Look!
9 months ago

Will Proposed Short-Term Health Plans in U.S. Result in Higher Costs for Seniors? Let’s Take a Look!

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Let’s imagine a perfectly competitive, market-driven, health care insurance system for a minute. Under such a system, younger people, who get sick less often, would be free to buy stripped-down plans that offer limited coverage.

In addition, insurance companies would be completely free to charge seniors more than any other group – after all, they have the highest health care costs. Read More

Danger Will Robinson! Lost in Space Reimagined on Netflix
9 months ago

Danger Will Robinson! Lost in Space Reimagined on Netflix

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Like so many 1960s shows, Lost in Space left its mark on popular culture. Even today, if you say “Danger Will Robinson,” you will be instantly understood, even if the person who you are talking too never watched the show. Read More

Helen Mirren Sends James Corden Back to School in Crazy Rap Contest (Video)
9 months ago

Helen Mirren Sends James Corden Back to School in Crazy Rap Contest (Video)

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We all know that Helen Mirren has a way with words. Her role in The Queen (2006) won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Off the screen, she has used her powerful voice to fight abuse, poverty and hunger. She has also been a tenacious supporter of women’s and senior citizen’s rights. Read More

Most Older Adults Won’t Spend This Year’s Tax Refund… Will You?
9 months ago

Most Older Adults Won’t Spend This Year’s Tax Refund… Will You?

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Whenever we receive a financial windfall, whether it’s an inheritance, tax refund or bonus, it’s tempting to rush out and buy something new and shiny. Like many members of our community, this is exactly what I did when I was younger. Read More

Senior Scams: Exposing the Dirty Trick Scammers Use to Gain Your Confidence
9 months ago

Senior Scams: Exposing the Dirty Trick Scammers Use to Gain Your Confidence

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Scamming someone is all about playing on their most basic emotions – fear, greed or love. But, before a scammer can play on your emotions, they first need to gain your confidence. For this reason, more scammers than ever are going to elaborate lengths to pose as people that we trust. Read More

What Makes the Perfect City for Older Adults? These 12-Year-Olds Have Some Great Ideas!
9 months ago

What Makes the Perfect City for Older Adults? These 12-Year-Olds Have Some Great Ideas!

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Spend 10 minutes in almost any major city around the world and you will realize that urban environments just weren’t designed with older adults in mind. From New York to London, seniors face limited transportation options, safety concerns and few multi-generational housing opportunities. Read More

From Educator to Kidney Donor, Hero Teacher Saves a Family
9 months ago

From Educator to Kidney Donor, Hero Teacher Saves a Family

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Great teachers are more than just great educators. They are also child psychologists, trained in the school of life, with their fingers on the pulse of their students’ emotions. Read More

Are You Still Saving in Retirement? The Good Habit that’s Surprisingly Hard to Kick
9 months ago

Are You Still Saving in Retirement? The Good Habit that’s Surprisingly Hard to Kick

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For years, we have been hearing about how our generation is not prepared for retirement. In fact, the statistics are kind of scary. Read More