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Upscale dining options key to happiness at senior living communities

When The Club opens later this summer at Lenbrook Atlanta, it arguably will be one of the more well-vetted dining establishments to hit Buckhead in recent memory.

At tasting sessions, residents of the Peachtree Road senior community helped select which dark, light and decaf blends will be served all day in the coffeehouse before it morphs into...Read more

Social Security: Here for people like you

All kinds of people make up this great nation. Seniors, soldiers, individuals with disabilities, and newlyweds - they are the workers, civic leaders, social workers, and artistic creators of countless things and ideas that help us have better lives every day. All of our collective talents and passions create one of the most unique societies in ...Read more

Travel Trending with Kathy Witt: Carnival Cruise Line's new Horizon brings showy surprises

In a darkened room, dancers twirl among flower petals, costumed in shimmery, diaphanous gowns on a stage dressed with fanciful carnival masks and movable set pieces - a garden swing, giant teacups and picture frames tilted askew - all in a color palette of white.

If you feel like you've just walked into a Garden of Eden, rejoice: It's "...Read more

'Invisible workforce' of caregivers is wearing out as boomers age

For Erin Jakupciak and her two sisters, the path began as it does for so many - with worried conversations, uncertainty and a low rumble of doom.

Their mother, Nancy Kreibich, was strong-willed and independent. When her daughters first noticed her faltering memory, she turned angry and defensive. She stormed out of the doctor's office to avoid...Read more

Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

Getting through airport security can be stressful enough. Add a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might get closer scrutiny.

But people with implants or devices can take steps to smooth screening woes by planning ahead.

Susie Leonard Weller, a frequent traveler who lives in Liberty Lake, doesn't want to see people with such concerns ...Read more

Fighting ID theft: Complex passwords, credit freezes can help stop criminals from stealing your ID

Criminals often steal personal identity information because it's worth money across the internet.

That's one lesson learned by Kathy Fleming, 77, at a June 14 seminar on "Taking Charge of Your Digital Security." AARP Washington held the event for about 200 people in Spokane Valley.

Although Fleming is careful when she uses her ...Read more

55 Plus: Protect yourself against hot weather

If you are 55 or older, summer can be a dangerous time for you - especially the summer of 2018, which has had record-breaking heat. Last year, The New York Times said that 2017 was the hottest year on record. This year may end up being even hotter. That's where the danger comes in.

According to the site DripDrop....Read more

New Minnesota program boosts participation in senior fitness classes

As she approaches her 80th birthday, Ardella Cherry knows she needs to keep her body moving and her spirits up if she has any hope of remaining independent. Halfway through an eight-week class to improve balance and fitness she already feels more confident.

"Getting older can be a process where you feel like you're a hindrance," ...Read more

College class on memes explains to seniors creative ways people get 'snarky' online

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Nancy Shutts, 78, first encountered internet memes a couple of years ago when her grandson shared a term paper he wrote for a college class. She couldn't understand what the big deal was about the silly social media images with text - usually related to current events.

"I am so left-brained, this does not mean squat to...Read more

Social Security: Access Social Security's educator tool kit

With so many students gone for the summer, teachers may now have time to prepare a different kind of lesson plan. Help students prepare a better future for themselves with practical knowledge about financial planning. There's no better time to let young people know that the younger they start saving, the easier it will be to reach their goals. ...Read more

Support Circle: Family caregivers share stories and tips to ease Alzheimer's toll

Vicki Bartholomew started a support group for wives who are caring for a husband with Alzheimer's disease because she needed that sort of group herself.

They meet every month in a conference room at a new memory-care facility in Nashville called Abe's Garden, where Bartholomew's husband was one of the first residents - a Vietnam veteran and ...Read more

A hospital's human touch: Why taking care in discharging a patient matters

The kidney doctor sat next to Judy Garrett's father, looking into his face, her hand on his arm. There are things I can do for you, she told the 87-year-old man, but if I do them I'm not sure you will like me very much.

The word "death" wasn't mentioned, but the doctor's meaning was clear: There was no hope of recovery from kidney ...Read more

Feel like the last friend standing? Here's how to cultivate new buds as you age

Donn Trenner, 91, estimates that two-thirds of his friends are dead.

"That's a hard one for me," he said. "I've lost a lot of people."

As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s - and beyond. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age.

...Read more

Social Security: 10 powerful ways to use Social Security online

Chances are good that you use the internet or a cell phone app every day. Social Security has you covered. We've created online tools to make the lives of millions of people easier. We've put together a top ten list of easy-to-use resources for you.

Want access to our latest news, retirement planning tips, and helpful information? Social ...Read more

Social Security: A source of independence for millions

On July 4, people in communities everywhere celebrate our nation's independence with neighbors, family, and friends. A strong community promotes independence by helping each other lead full and productive lives.

Social Security has been helping people maintain a higher quality of life and a level of independence for over 80 years. Over those ...Read more

Social Security: Three common ways your Social Security payment can grow after retirement

You made the choice and now you are happily retired. You filed online for your Social Security benefits. They arrive each month in the correct amount exactly as expected. But, did you ever wonder if your Social Security check could increase?

Once you begin receiving benefits, there are three common ways benefit checks can increase: a cost of ...Read more

 
 

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