What Are We Going to Do with Our Century-Long Lives?

Laura Carstensen, a psychology professor at Stanford University and the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, spoke at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, last month. She explored how life span has … [Read more...]

Things Not to Do When You Get Older

Upon turning 50, Steven Petrow, an award-winning journalist and author best known for his articles in the Washington Post and New York Times, started a new project. Inspired by his 70-something-year-old parents, he began … [Read more...]

My Retirement Plan Is You – Adult Children Giving Back to Their Parents in Retirement

Rebecca Danigelis, an immigrant from England, first visited the YWCA on Clarendon Street in Boston in 1978, after she attended rape counseling sessions. Five years later, she moved into a low-income apartment there with her two … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  What Are the Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise?

Dear Angel, I heard that exercise can not only help you stay young and fit but also has an effect on the brain. Still, I am too lazy to get off the sofa in the cold weather. Can you explain some benefits of exercise that will … [Read more...]

What Can You Learn from 3,000 Years of Collective Life Experience?

Emmy Cleaves, 86, is a yoga teacher who discovered Bikram Yoga after suffering a brain hemorrhage at age 35. Emmy continues to teach at a studio, inspiring students of all ages to heal their bodies and improve their lives with … [Read more...]

Georgetown University Study Shows that Mental Abilities Can Actually Improve with Age

It’s commonly believed that mental abilities decline across the board as we grow old. New research from Georgetown University Medical Center shows that this isn’t always the case. A new study, published August 19, 2021 in … [Read more...]

Has the U.S. Military Developed a Pill That Could Delay Aging?

Q. I’m getting older and I’ve decided -- I’m not going down without a fight! I eat healthy, exercise daily, challenge my brain, use those face tightening creams with high ratings on Amazon, and do everything they say to “stay … [Read more...]

Does Having COVID-19 Make Alzheimer’s Worse? – Top News from 2021 Alzheimer’s Conference

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's largest annual gathering of researchers from around the world focused on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Last week, the conference was held … [Read more...]

This Octogenarian Finally Gets to Travel to Space

Many of us have plans for our octogenarian years. Some of us want to spend time at the beach, others want to travel to places we’ve never been, and there are others who want to spend as much time as possible with their children, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Wise Tips for Retirement from a 98-Year-Old

Dear Angel, I am thinking about retirement. I would love tips from someone who has “been there” for a while. Do you have any wisdom you can share from the people that you meet? I’d also like some practical tips when it comes to … [Read more...]

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