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How baby boomers are redefining senior living

How baby boomers are redefining senior living | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Baby boomers reaching retirement age are expected to significantly alter senior services and care for generations to come.
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5 Benefits of Social Media for Seniors – Let’s Help Them Get Online!

5 Benefits of Social Media for Seniors – Let’s Help Them Get Online! | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Are your senior loved ones active on social media? We can think of several reasons for them to do so, especially for those living on their own (aging-in-place), but there are benefits for those in senior living facilities as well.
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The Silver Economy: Tech sector taps surge of connected boomers

The Silver Economy: Tech sector taps surge of connected boomers | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Wealthier generation has the time, money and superfast broadband to embrace the digital age
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EruditeLifestyle's curator insight, March 10, 2017 3:19 AM

Silver surfers are taking over

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To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging - WSJ

To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging - WSJ | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Negative stereotypes about getting older can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A few simple strategies can improve your mind-set—and well-being.
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Regrets we have a few: Here are the top five things older people wish they ... - Express.co.uk

Regrets we have a few: Here are the top five things older people wish they ... - Express.co.uk | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
SEEING too little of the world, losing touch with friends and wasting years with the wrong partner are our biggest regrets in life.
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While we may have regrets for something that happened in the past, it's never too late to change our attitudes about these events or to remedy them. Losing touch with friends? The Internet makes it easy to catch up with them. Wasted years with the wrong partner? There's no age limit on love. What's most important now is living every day to the fullest and not dwelling on the past.

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The Older Man and the Sea - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

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Using older as an adjective rather than a comparative is a little odd; “older than whom?
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The language of growing older is changing.

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Researchers take "baby step" toward anti-aging drug - CBS News

Researchers take "baby step" toward anti-aging drug - CBS News | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
A drug that boosts the immune system could revolutionize treatment for age-related chronic diseases
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An Anti-Aging Drug In The Works? First Steps Toward Boosting Immune System ... - Medical Daily

An Anti-Aging Drug In The Works? First Steps Toward Boosting Immune System ... - Medical Daily | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Scientists are working on developing a drug that counters aging by using the qualities of rapamycin to boost older people's immune systems.
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Could a high-fat diet help slow brain aging? - Medical News Today

Could a high-fat diet help slow brain aging? - Medical News Today | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
In a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome, scientists claim to have found evidence that brain aging can be postponed if the mice are fed a high-fat diet.
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New guide helps adults, parents talk about aging topics - Hometownlife.com

New guide helps adults, parents talk about aging topics - Hometownlife.com | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
The 40-70 rule booklet offers conversation starters, scenarios
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Aging World War II veterans are volunteering at VA hospitals - Tampabay.com

Aging World War II veterans are volunteering at VA hospitals - Tampabay.com | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
On average, an American World War II veteran dies every three minutes. Another one will be gone by the time you finish reading this story.
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Volunteering is good for the soul. These guys know it.

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Attitude Toward Aging

Elder Law Attorney Ramsey Bahrawy and national senior care expert and author Angil Tarach-Ritchey discuss the coming elder boom and associated elder care cri...
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Aging Actresses Make Less Money Than Men. Obviously. - Jezebel

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Aging Actresses Make Less Money Than Men. Obviously.
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Aging Actresses Make Less Money Than Men. Obviously. Aging Actresses Make Less Money Than Men. Obviously. S. Boo and ugh.
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Freddie Mac: These are the 4 things Baby Boomers want in their next home

Freddie Mac: These are the 4 things Baby Boomers want in their next home | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Many Baby Boomers and others who are older than 55 are planning to move into a rental unit in the near future, according to Freddie Mac’s 55+ Survey of housing plans of people born before 1961.
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Cash-strapped boomer? Retire on home equity $$

Cash-strapped boomer? Retire on home equity $$ | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
A look at four strategic uses of home-equity wealth that can allow the aging baby boomer generation to retire in place at home.
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Get A Grip: Baby Boomers on front lines of opioid war

Get A Grip: Baby Boomers on front lines of opioid war | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
I must confess, I am not one of them. I was born before World War II, as was my brother next in line.
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Aging adults who follow MIND diet can delay cognitive decline - News-Medical.net

Aging adults who follow MIND diet can delay cognitive decline - News-Medical.net | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
While cognitive abilities naturally diminish as part of the normal aging process, it may be possible to take a bite out of this expected decline.
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Old Age Isn't So Old Anymore

Old Age Isn't So Old Anymore | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Bolstered by medical advances extending physical mobility and activity and the widened horizons brought on by the Internet era and social media connectivity, getting older has never looked so good.
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70 really is the new 50!

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Aging brain helped by having complex job, says new study

Aging brain helped by having complex job, says new study | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Regardless of IQ, people who work at complex jobs have a slightly higher chance of being better thinkers as they age, a recent study suggests.
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5 powerful benefits of 'pro-aging' thinking - CNN.com

5 powerful benefits of 'pro-aging' thinking - CNN.com | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Aging is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Science proves it. Here are five powerful benefits of "pro-aging" thinking.
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Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds - Daily Mail

Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds - Daily Mail | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
The study, carried out among 65 to 95-year-old's by researchers at the University of Exeter, could help cope with the health issues of our ageing population, experts said.
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donaldthomsen's curator insight, July 31, 2015 4:10 PM

Human beings are social animals not intended to be isolated.


 When I first decided to undertake my Fitness/Wellness project I quickly realized the best way to get the word out about my Program was through the Internet and Social Media.


Fortunately I was fairly adept using my laptop computer for financial, technical problems, and solutions but really ignorant about social networking.


I set up an interactive website, and a blog. I researched all the intricacies and did it all myself. I now have a Facebook page, self-taught by a book titled “Facebook Marketing for Dummies.”


 Now keep in mind I didn’t know how any of this stuff works.

With my limited knowledge, I have discovered these few facts.


For example; to interact and participate on Facebook you have like people. Sounds simple enough I like most people I meet.


I was considering a Twitter account but decided against it because, it’s a different story. you participate by following people and encourage them to follow you. That almost sounds like stalking; I didn’t think that was legal.


And a “blog”?  I thought that was something that screwed up your bathroom sink drain. I vaguely recollect they made a scary movie about one of them back in 1958.


Trying to accomplish all this on your own is not the best way to enter the Information Highway.  


When I was in business I hired all the IT duties to be done by others, and it was very expensive. The main drawback was that every time I wanted something added or changed I had to hire it done by others.


Since I’m now semi-retired with limited funds I decided to teach myself out of necessity.


I highly recommend anyone getting a computer, Tablet or Smart Phone depending what capacity you want to participate on the internet. Don’t be concerned about finding your way around the learning curve necessary to participate intelligently.


There are a multitude of companies and services available to assist Seniors on what to buy and how to operate the device at whatever level you desire.  Some will even come to your home for one-on-one consultations.


Don’t be afraid of the technology it’s not that complicated. I have a 2 year old grandson that knows almost as much as I do on the subject.

TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, the benefits FAR outweigh any negative misconceptions you may have . It will open up a WHOLE NEW WORLD for you. TRUST ME!


Here are some other suggestions to help get more fun and excitement out of your twilight years.


6 “Critically Important” things that can positively change your LIFESTYLE

 

donaldthomsen's curator insight, August 8, 2015 4:41 PM

Human beings are social animals not intended to be isolated.


 When I first decided to undertake my Fitness/Wellness project I quickly realized the best way to get the word out about my Program was through the Internet and Social Media.


Fortunately I was fairly adept using my laptop computer for financial, technical problems, and solutions but really ignorant about social networking.


I set up an interactive website, and a blog. I researched all the intricacies and did it all myself. I now have a Facebook page, self-taught by a book titled “Facebook Marketing for Dummies.”


 Now keep in mind I didn’t know how any of this stuff works.

With my limited knowledge, I have discovered these few facts.


For example; to interact and participate on Facebook you have like people. Sounds simple enough I like most people I meet.


I was considering a Twitter account but decided against it because, it’s a different story. you participate by following people and encourage them to follow you. That almost sounds like stalking; I didn’t think that was legal.


And a “blog”?  I thought that was something that screwed up your bathroom sink drain. I vaguely recollect they made a scary movie about one of them back in 1958.


Trying to accomplish all this on your own is not the best way to enter the Information Highway.  


When I was in business I hired all the IT duties to be done by others, and it was very expensive. The main drawback was that every time I wanted something added or changed I had to hire it done by others.


Since I’m now semi-retired with limited funds I decided to teach myself out of necessity.


I highly recommend anyone getting a computer, Tablet or Smart Phone depending what capacity you want to participate on the internet. Don’t be concerned about finding your way around the learning curve necessary to participate intelligently.


There are a multitude of companies and services available to assist Seniors on what to buy and how to operate the device at whatever level you desire.  Some will even come to your home for one-on-one consultations.


Don’t be afraid of the technology it’s not that complicated. I have a 2 year old grandson that knows almost as much as I do on the subject.

TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, the benefits FAR outweigh any negative misconceptions you may have . It will open up a WHOLE NEW WORLD for you. TRUST ME!


Here are some other suggestions to help get more fun and excitement out of your twilight years.


6 “Critically Important” things that can positively change your LIFESTYLE

 

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Growing old and older, like Noah - Deseret News

Growing old and older, like Noah - Deseret News | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
In just a few weeks, I’ll turn 66. I find that, as I age, other people struggle with me growing older as well. They’re not quite sure how “old” they should treat me.
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Scientists find gene that plays a key role in aging - ZME Science

Scientists find gene that plays a key role in aging - ZME Science | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
At a rather strange location for a medical announcement, the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Dr. Florence Comite faced some of the best researchers in the fie
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Older workers don't keep jobs from young, pros say - Poughkeepsie Journal

Older workers don't keep jobs from young, pros say - Poughkeepsie Journal | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Older workers don't keep jobs from young, pros say
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It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.
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Complaining About Your Age? Why Aging Gracefully Beats Aging Grumpily - Huffington Post (blog)

Complaining About Your Age? Why Aging Gracefully Beats Aging Grumpily - Huffington Post (blog) | Life over 50 | Scoop.it
Complaining About Your Age? Why Aging Gracefully Beats Aging Grumpily
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In earlier years and like so many of you, I fondly remember the goal of getting to the "next number" on the ladder of life.
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