Ina Jaffe

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Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Older people are working more, voting more and drinking and smoking less than they used to. That's the good news.

But nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to deal with diabetes, arthritis and ...


How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.


In Oregon, End Of Life Orders Help People Avoid The ICU

Monday, June 09, 2014

Do you know how or where you want to die? At home? In a hospital? What measures you want doctors to take to prolong your life? In Oregon and more than a dozen other states, adults who are old and frail have been answering these questions and doctors write them ...


Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Nearly half of people surveyed who say they're retired are working or have worked in the recent past. And nearly three quarters of baby boomers say they plan to stay on the job past retirement age.


A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A young engineer working on an Army project to help stabilize weapons realized the technology could also help some Parkinson's patients with essential tasks.


Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.


Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Friday, April 25, 2014

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.


Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In 2012, nearly a quarter of all new businesses were started by people between the ages of 55 and 64. What makes older adults choose starting businesses over retirement?


Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Retirement may not be so good for your mental and physical health, a lot of research suggests — or at least not good for everybody.


With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Barely half of Americans say they're confident they'll be able to retire comfortably. Now, many are staying in the workforce longer — and some companies are using that trend to their advantage.


Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go

Monday, March 10, 2014

A study finds that people over 50 have difficulty getting rid of unneeded possessions. Some of this is for emotional reasons and some of it for physical ones.


A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Most of that harm could have been prevented, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services. The injuries also cost taxpayers nearly $3 billion a year in extra hospitalizations.


ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nearly 40 percent of Americans over 50 are single, and many are looking for love online. As one site user says, "I don't want to live the last 10 years of my life alone."


Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend

Monday, February 24, 2014

Baby boomers are setting new records for divorce. Americans over 50 are twice as likely to get divorced as people of that age were 20 years ago.


When 'Fixed Income' Means Getting By On Social Security

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Social Security has long been thought of as just part of a retirement plan — along with pensions and savings — but it turns out a lot of people depend on it for most of their income.

According to the Social Security Administration, nearly a quarter of older married couples ...


Arguments Over Social Security Pit Old Vs. Young

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Congress has until Jan. 15 to come up with another spending plan. As they negotiate, one thing you'll hear a lot about is overhauling entitlement programs — particularly Social Security.

The program accounts for about 20 percent of federal spending. One argument in favor of cuts is that Social Security ...


For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

If you're on Medicare and you're in the hospital for a few days, you may think you're an inpatient. The hospital may have other ideas. Increasingly, hospitals are placing older patients on "observation status." They may be there for days, but technically they're still outpatients.

This is a big deal ...


Pickleball, Anyone? Senior Athletes Play New Games And Old

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A lot of what you'd see at the National Senior Games looks familiar if you've ever watched the Summer Olympics: There's track and field, basketball and swimming. At the Summer Olympics, however, you will not hear voices in the crowd cheering "Go, Grandma!"

Everyone at these games is over 50, ...


Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning

Friday, July 26, 2013

More than 10,000 athletes are meeting in Cleveland for The National Senior Games. Adults older than 55 — and some older than 90 — are running track, riding bikes, playing basketball and competing in many of the sports you might see at the Summer Olympics. In fact there are a ...