Here is a list of prior Boomer Lifestyles
articles that have appeared on our site.
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AGING AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
June 8, 2009 9:15 PM ET
If you talk to boomers and especially seniors about some of their fears, it should come as no surprise to you that among their top responses are: (A) The fear of losing their independence and becoming reliant on a spouse, adult children or outside caregivers for doing activities of daily living like bathing or dressing;
WILL BOOMERS OVERWHELM OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?
April 22, 2009 8:57 AM ET
With more than 75-million boomers becoming seniors over the next two-decades, our already distressed healthcare system may be totally overwhelmed.
THE RETIREMENT MYTH: PART 2
March 25, 2009 6:28 AM ET
Last time I discussed some of the basics about planning for retirement. Today, let’s look at how you plan to pay for your retirement and when is the right time to take your Social Security.
THE RETIREMENT MYTH
February 8, 2009 2:22 PM ET
Retirement, a word that has the appeal of Homer’s sirens of “The Iliad” and for most of us, is fraught with as many challenges as were the adventures and voyages of that great Greek classic.
SO, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?
December 11, 2008 11:46 AM ET
We began this series with a discussion of Adult Communities as one option for seniors over the age of 55, who still want total independence and a full schedule of activities available to them in a community of like-minded, similarly aged people.
AGING IN PLACE
November 22, 2008 10:09 AM ET
Many seniors are finding themselves in a quandary regarding where to live today, while they’re still healthy and possibly later, when they’re in their late 70’s or 80’s.
RON KAUFFMAN’S NEW BOOK ON ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVING
October 15, 2008 11:10 AM ET
Ron Kauffman, former host of Boomer & Senior LifeStyles Intelligent Talk Radio program, announced the release of his book, Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease, based on years of research and his personal experiences as a care provider for his mother.
CONTAINING SPIRALING HEALTHCARE COSTS
August 18, 2008 12:23 PM ET
It’s not a surprise. Our healthcare system is out of control. The costs are staggering. Medicare spending is expected to double by 2016 to more than $862 billion.
BOOMERS: PLANNING OR WISHING FOR ENJOYABLE RETIREMENT?
May 15, 2008 10:31 AM ET
Retirement. That time in life when you may choose to do what you wish, and have enough money put aside to see you through any healthcare concerns, as well as provide you with a lifestyle that leaves you wanting for nothing.
ALTERNATIVES FOR DEALING WITH PAIN
March 4, 2008 5:03 PM ET
At one time or another, all of us experience physical pain. Whether it’s from athletic strain, overuse of a muscle, accident, or injury or simply the byproduct of arthritis, pain is part of our lives.
STAYING ALERT TO PHONE & CHARITY SCAMS
January 19, 2008 10:53 AM ET
We often talk about our aging population becoming more vulnerable, and the reasons they do so are many. One of the biggest reasons has to do with the fact that adult parents oftentimes no longer live near their adult children, and they lose that close connection to family.
THE PERFECT STORM – ALCOHOL & PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
December 5, 2007 10:42 PM ET
Two quick facts about many Americans: some of them drink alcohol, and some have been told by their doctors to take prescription medicines. Seems innocuous doesn’t it?
CUSTOM HOMES, CUSTOM CARS AND SOON CUSTOM DRUGS
November 23, 2007 4:24 PM ET
As Americans, we’ve often demanded and frequently gotten some products made specially to fit our needs and requirements. Some that come to mind immediately include custom suits, custom cars, and custom houses. When tailor-made, these products tend to reflect our personal tastes and desires, and truly fit us in every sense of the word.
HEALTH CARE MAY SOON BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR NEARBY PHARMACY OR WAL-MART
October 10, 2007 6:39 PM ET
No doubts about it, boomers in particular are the microwave mentality generation. What does that mean, you ask. Well, it used to be we enjoyed mom’s homemade meals and dinner around the table with the family. But apparently, over time we found that that wasn’t quick enough for us. So, next it was TV-dinners to save time and spare mom all that “work” she used to call cooking, in the kitchen.
DRUG EXPIRATION DATES: SAFETY ISSUE OR MARKETING PLOY
August 1, 2007 8:39 AM ET
Everyone is looking for ways to save money. This is particularly true in the area of health care as costs have continued to skyrocket out of sight, and over 40-million Americans are without even basic coverage. There have to be ways that costs can be reduced, and I think I may have found one.
LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE UNEXPECTED
May 14, 2007 7:00 AM ET
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans.
GETTING FIT AT ANY AGE
March 5, 2007 3:29 PM ET
Here’s a newsflash for you – Americans are overweight and not physically fit.
HOW BABY BOOMERS ARE CHANGING THE CONCEPT OF RETIREMENT
January 21, 2007 10:00 AM ET
For many of us over the age of 50, it’s not too difficult to remember our grandparents or even our parents lamenting about work. Hearing about those long hard years at a job or career, and talking about someday, just stopping and taking life easy.
PROS & CONS OF HIRING A PRIVATE CAREGIVER VERSUS USING A PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY
January 21, 2007 9:58 AM ET
Once the decision has been made to hire an in-home caregiver, the question becomes whether to find a private caregiver on your own or use an agency. This article is not intended to promote one approach over the other, but to point out some positives and potential negatives associated with each.
MORE THAN JUST DOLLARS: THE HIDDEN COSTS OF BEING A FAMILY CAREGIVER
December 15, 2006 9:33 AM ET
Recently I talked about aging in place, and for most people doing so at home is preferred. But as we age, our needs for increased custodial care increases, especially among those with chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and cardio-pulmonary diseases.
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS & PART D DRUG PLANS
November 20, 2006 7:21 AM ET
I received a wonderful email from Jane Haeflinger of Tryon, NC who contacted me to say that she and her husband Fred had found an excellent healthcare plan that offers them significant savings over their previous plan.
AGING: IT’S AN ENTIRELY NEW BALLGAME
October 31, 2006 9:36 AM ET
Through the 20th Century, particularly the last 50-years of that time period, as we began to see the benefits of medical research, new discoveries and the impact of technology, our thinking and definitions of aging have begun to change -dramatically.
AGING IN PLACE – ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR AGING WITH DIGNITY
October 17, 2006 8:20 AM ET
For those over the age of 75, there are few words more frightening than Nursing Home.
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