Ina Jaffe

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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 ...


Move Over Nursing Homes — There's Something Different

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for more than 1 million Americans, ...


Seniors Flex Creative Muscles In Retirement Arts Colonies

Friday, July 05, 2013

Some famous writers, painters and musicians have done some of their best work in their later years — impressionist Claude Monet, for one. But at the North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony, older people are proving that you don't have to be famous — or even a professional artist ...


How To Turn A Red State Blue: California Edition

Monday, July 01, 2013

All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.

Democrats who hope to turn Texas from red to blue are looking ...


Despite Alzheimer's, Couple Holds Tight To Old Memories

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Right now, 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. One of them is 73-year-old Pansy Greene. She's in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and she and her husband, Winston, want people to know that so far, their daily lives have changed little despite the diagnosis.

They sit side ...


Automatic-Enrollment IRAs Get A Test Run In California

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

With all of the controversy over entitlement reform, there's one thing both sides can agree on: Social Security alone does not provide enough money for a comfortable retirement. For these workers, the Obama administration is proposing automatically enrolling workers in IRAs through their employers.

California adopted a version of this ...


A Mother's Fight Against 3 Strikes Law 'A Way of Life'

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Since the November election, 240 California prisoners facing potential life sentences have been set free. That's because voters changed California's tough three strikes sentencing law.

As NPR reported in 2009, that law sent thousands of people to prison for terms of 25 years to life for minor, nonviolent crimes. Now ...


'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style

Monday, April 01, 2013

The fashion industry is sometimes criticized for unrealistic portrayals of young women. But if you're a woman older than 60, there are almost no portrayals, realistic or otherwise. Fashion may be something you have to invent more than follow. A blog called Advanced Style focuses on women who've done ...