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Want a Good Laugh? Head to the Hospital

Every month, a group of older adults goes to Washington, D.C.’s Sibley Memorial Hospital, but they don’t see a doctor or get tests. They’re not sick. They come just for… (Read More)

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How Boomers Can Downsize and Find the Right Rental

Many retirees opt to sell their house and rent a smaller, less expensive place. But rentals are also popular with young people with, shall we say, different lifestyles. Here’s how to find a rental that’s right for you.

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Nursing Homes Try to Calm Dementia Patients Without Powerful Drugs

Antipsychotic drugs are traditionally deployed to control what are seen as problem behaviors in dementia patients. To comply with new federal guidelines, care facilities are scaling back use of such medications, but that requires new approaches and retraining staff.

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Senior Living in the Lap of Luxury

The luxury senior community is a growing niche for well-heeled patrons, with options ranging from age restriction to assisted living to continuing care.

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How to Make Your Room Bloom With an Indoor Garden

Bring some color and fresh greenery into your room—create an indoor garden with these easy-to-grow plants.


7 Pieces of Advice on a Long Life From Centenarians

Centenarians share their perspective on the attitudes and habits that have helped them reach 100 years of age and more.

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Dr. Christiane Northrup’s 7 Steps to Getting Older Without Aging

If someone told you that you are aging gracefully, you might take it as a compliment. But Dr. Christiane Northrup, a leading authority in the field of women’s health and… (Read More)

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Get Lucky: Apply Feng Shui to Your Senior Living Space

Learn how to incorporate the Chinese design philosophy of feng shui into your senior living apartment, to invite in good luck.


Love Is in the Air: Dating at a Senior Living Community

There’s no reason for single seniors to feel alone in senior living communities. Here are four tips for these seniors to make the most of the dating scene.

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Q&A With Lori Bitter on the ‘Grandparent Economy’

Baby boomers are changing the definition of aging in America. Lori Bitter, a consultant who specializes in engaging with mature consumers at The Business of Aging, delves into the changes… (Read More)


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