Jan 16

Embracing the Positives of Aging

JUDITH GRAHAM Kaiser Health News What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant? From late-night TV comedy shows, where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes, to ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering […]

Jan 16

60 is the new 40: cosmetic procedures for boomers and beyond are on the rise

SARA BAUKNECHT Tribune News Service If age is said to be a state of mind, then why not match your look on the outside to the way you feel on the inside? A rising number of boomers and beyond are trying to achieve just that, with help from cosmetic procedures–especially nonsurgical ones with little or […]

Sep 26

Older People Dying on the Job at Higher Rate Than All Workers

Story by MARIA INES ZAMUDIO and MICHELLE MINKOFF Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 […]

Apr 14

Alone and Aging: Creating a Safety Net for Isolated Seniors

by Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Phyllis Krantzman knows what she should do, but like many of her peers, the 71-year-old doesn’t know how to approach a casual acquaintance to ask who will take care of her when she needs it most. Krantzman is among a growing number of seniors who find themselves alone just […]