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Summer Reading Suggestions Featuring Silver-Haired Heroes »

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Those seeking adventure come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. According to a study done by LeadingAge, “the proportion of travel adventurers over age 85 has increased more than 70 percent since 2004.” As you plan your escapades to enjoy these long ...  

Respect Your Elders: Barbara Cook »

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#RespectYourElders: Barbara Cook (born 1927), a Tony-award winning actress, recently published a memoir about her life titled “Then & Now.” Cook is best known for her performances in the original productions of Broadway musicals “Plain and Fa...  

What To Do If You Suspect Your Older Loved One Is Being Abused »

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It’s something no one wants to see happen — abuse of their older loved one. Yet millions of older adults face abuse every year from family members, friends or trusted caregivers. Oftentimes, signs of elder abuse can be hard to spot. Besides physi...  

Respect Your Elders: Garrison Keillor »

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#RespectYourElders: Garrison Keillor (born 1943), a noted author and radio personality, has hosted his self-created radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” for over 40 years. Keillor began his radio broadcasting career while studying at Universit...  

LGBTQ Older Adults on the Silver Screen »

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According to recent estimates, at least 1.5 million adults 65 and older are members of the LGBTQ community. But, even as great strides have been made for LGBTQ rights and representation in recent decades, art and media about the LGBTQ community an...  

Respect Your Elders: Dr. Henry Heimlich »

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#RespectYourElders: Dr. Henry Heimlich (born 1920) is an American thoracic surgeon best known for inventing the Heimlich maneuver, a technique that utilizes abdominal thrusts to stop someone from choking. Heimlich graduated from Weill Cornell Med...  

The Challenges of Aging as an LGBTQ Individual »

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LGBTQ older adults today have lived through enormous amounts of change, from a time when their preferences were considered psychological disorders to a time when their right to marry is protected throughout the United States. But, as documented i...  

Respect Your Elders: Jane Goodall »

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#RespectYourElders: Dr. Jane Goodall (born 1934), is one of the world’s best-known primatologists, a scientist that studies primates. Inspired by a love of animals, Goodall traveled to the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in 1960, in what is now ...  

Four Ways to Assess Your Assisted Living Options Before You Need Them - and Why You Should Do So »

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Moving to an assisted living community is a big decision, and one that can ultimately improve your quality of life by providing the support you need. However, many people put off making a move and, as a result, choose a place to move in a rush whe...  

Respect Your Elders: John Glenn »

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John Glenn (born 1921), the oldest person to fly in space, is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Glenn trained as a military pilot and served in World War II and the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He later served as a test ...