August 2015

On the day my son, Ezra, was born 17 years ago, I vowed I would never embarrass him with statements like, "Remember when pennies were made of real copper?" For starters, the last time pennies were minted from 100 percent copper was in 1837. But you...

My baby boomer body is in the best shape it's ever been. I'm not as strong as I was when I downhill raced in the 1968 Grenoble Olympics and later was a world freestyle champion. But in the 40-plus years since, I've learned a lot...

Across the country, developers are re-imagining community life, creating holistic settings that will appeal to older people. “Traditional senior housing focuses more on immediate health care needs and fear of loss,” says Ryan Frederick, founder and CEO of Smart Living 360. “We’re focusing on asking people,...

For a gang of home repair scammers cruising Fairfax County, Va., the woman was a winning trifecta: She was living alone, had age-related memory loss and could write big checks. Over the course of six years they swindled her out of $400,000, doing the same unnecessary...

En espaNew post-op recovery techniques, introduced in Europe and now being adopted in many hospitals across the U.S., have made dramatic improvements in how fast patients recover from a major operation, including hip or knee replacement, heart, colorectal and abdominal surgery. Experts say these new procedures...