10/10/2012 – How in the World Will We Care for All the Elderly?

All over the world, people are living longer than ever before and posing caregiving challenges that span the globe.

We think of this phenomenon as particularly true of wealthy “first world” countries like the United States. But it’s not.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

8/15/2012 – For Healthy Aging, a Late Act in the Footlights

Many of us look forward to spending retirement expanding our world — traveling, trying what we never had time to do, taking classes that give us new knowledge and skills. These activities are not only desirable in themselves, they help us to live longer and healthier lives.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

8/13/2012 – Former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros talks about aging in place

What will it take for Americans to age successfully in place? This question has immediate importance for policymakers and families as an estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. It’s the subject of a new book, “Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America […]”

Read the full article at The Washington Post.

8/13/2012 – Struggling With an Abusive Aging Parent

Some new residents come into the nursing home like lions, roaring at staff members and fighting admission at every turn. Others come in like lambs, including an 84-year-old woman who arrived quietly after a complicated hip fracture ended her ability to live alone.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

8/12/2012 – Aging baby boomers face home health care challenge

Demand for home health care workers is soaring as baby boomers — the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — get older and states try to save money by moving people out of more costly nursing homes. But filling more than 1 million new home care positions over the next decade will be a challenge.

Read the full article at MPR News

8/7/2012 – Older Americans upbeat about aging, future: survey

Baby boomers are upbeat about aging and expect the next phase of their lives to be better than the last, but many are concerned about their financial future and long-term health costs, a survey released on Tuesday showed.

Read the full article at Reuters

8/6/2012 – Boomer retirement housing preferences shifting

The classic image of new retirees making a bee-line to Florida or the Sun Belt to live out their lives in sun-drenched comfort is increasingly a thing of the past. Among U.S. workers age 55 and older, almost two-thirds — 62 percent — think that when they retire they will continue to live in their current state of residence, according to a survey by the Pulte Group, parent of Del Webb, a builder of adult retirement communities.

Read the full article at CBC News

8/6/2012 – The Biggest Retirement Challenges for Women

Women generally live longer than men, which means additional years of retirement need to be financed. But women continue to have lower earnings and less retirement savings than men, which causes women to have lower retirement incomes and to be much more likely to spend their retirement years in poverty, especially if they become widows.

Read the full article at U.S. News & World Report

7/31/2012 – Adult education via iPad targets Boomers

Coming to television screens early next month: Hollywood stars pitching a new, iPad-centric education venture aimed at Baby Boomers looking for work.

Read the full article at the San Francisco Chronicle


7/29/2012 – The Entitled Generation

In this New York Times Op-Ed, Bill Keller explores the way baby boomers are viewed by younger generations.

Read the full article at The New York Times.