Federal lawsuit targets housing discrimination against LGBT seniors

Marsha Wetzel

A wide array of research has documented continuing housing discrimination against older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. For example, a survey of LGBT adults living in long-term care settings by Justice in Aging, a legal advocacy group, found that a majority believed they would face discrimination from housing staff if they were open about […]

Survey finds unity between young and old at a divisive time

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At a moment of sharp national division, here is a bit of good news: young and old are not at one another’s throats in this country. A survey released on Thursday finds Americans of all ages have very little interest in the myth of “generation war” we hear about so often in debates about federal […]

Going back for a doctorate at mid-life and beyond

Lisa Goff

While the overall age of Ph.D. candidates has dropped in the last decade, about 14 percent of all doctoral recipients are over age 40, according to the National Science Foundation. Educators are seeing increasing enrollment in doctoral programs by students in their 40s and 50s. Many candidates hope doctorates will help them advance careers in […]

White House Conference on Aging: A recap

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(Reuters) – When presidents call Americans together to talk about aging, major change is possible. The first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 played a midwife’s role in the birth of Medicare; the 1971 conference led to creation of the automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security, which has been in place since 1975. This […]

Age in place or make a move? AARP tool helps you score your neighborhood

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Should you stay or should you go? It’s going to be a key question in an aging America, as people try to decide if their homes and communities still work for them as they grow old. And now there’s an online tool that can help with answers. AARP just released a free Livability Index that […]

Aging in place is popular, but does it always make sense?

Stephen Golant

It’s been a mantra in recent years: most Americans want to stay right where they are in retirement. Aging in place is the preference expressed by older Americans in most surveys – a view that springs, in part, from rebellion against the notion that retirement communities in the Sunbelt states or institutional settings like nursing […]

Kristof’s “A Path Appears” is a must-read for boomers who want to give back

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Many people approach retirement with thoughts of giving back and leaving a legacy, but they’re unsure about the specific path to take. Many struggle with tough questions – where to volunteer? How to give money effectively? Should I focus here or abroad? What’s the most important cause to work on? How do I get started? If […]

Biggest surprises in retirement? The experts weigh in

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The Great Recession served up some nasty financial surprises to retirees – the housing crash, job loss and shrunken 401(k)s top the list of causes for the retirement insecurity that so many face. But retirement can bring lifestyle surprises, too. It’s one of life’s biggest transitions, and a major leap into the unknown. Hoping to […]

Extreme retirement abroad: How one footloose couple sees the world

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For Americans looking to retire abroad, deciding where to live can be a challenge. But Lynne and Tim Martin took that question off the table by deciding to retire everywhere and anywhere. In 2011 the couple opted for what might be called extreme retirement abroad: They sold their Paso Robles, California, home, jettisoned all but […]

More Americans are aging in place; Can towns and cities adapt?

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The graying of the American homeowner is upon us. The question is: Will communities be ready for the challenges that come with that? The number of households headed by someone age 70 or older will surge by 42 percent from 2015 to 2025, according to a report on the state of housing released last month […]