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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 University...  

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 ...  

Respect Your Elders: Desmond Tutu »

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Desmond Tutu (born October 7, 1931) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Desmond Tutu originally rose to prominence in the 1980s as the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and a staunch opponent of apartheid in South Africa. Since then he h...  

Simple Ways to Preserve Your Loved One’s Stories »

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Stories are a way to pass on values, experiences and lessons to help others learn and grow. Across all cultures and societies, stories have always been shared. You can likely think back to a story that has shaped your life, whether it came from a ...  

Financial Planning for Retirement »

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Retirement is an exciting time. After years of shaping your day-to-day life around a job, retirement can provide the welcome opportunity to explore other passions and contribute to society in meaningful ways you may not have had time for previousl...