Kathy VanSchaick

HOST

As a 60-something, I enjoy researching the topics and have found many of the topics particularly relevant in my life and the lives of my friends and family.  I’m pleased to be able to share them with you.

Lori Bitter, founder of the Business of Aging, shares her ideas about how marketing to seniors needs to change to an intergenerational model in her New consumer Manifesto – Why Old is New and Young is Old New.s

:  Medicare Open Enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 allows Medicare users to review and change contracts for all parts of Medicare, A, B, C and D with the help of Medicare’s plan finder on its website and customer service representatives..

AARP published a retrospective of the Summer of Love, 1967, and the Hippie movement.  Additional sources offer articles on what became of them and their legacy.

AARP magazine profiles Jessica Lange, her tenacity, spirit of adventure and joy of family. Sheila Nevins, award winning documentary producer, share a defining moment in her life.

Articles from About.com’s Very Well and the CDC offer evidence of the benefits of walking, tips for walking indoors and outdoors and a study linking gait speed to longevity.

This week’s program offers the conclusion to Ezekiel Emanuel’s article “ Why I Want to Die at 75” and a rebuttal by LA Times reporter Michael Hiltzik, “Why Ezekiel Emanuel is wrong to 'hope' for death at 75”

In this program you will hear two very different views on how many years make up a reasonable lifespan. Of particular interest is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s position that he wishes to live only to the age of seventy five. Bruce Frassnelli from 55+ will offer his thoughts as well.

Part II of Consumer Report’s Too Many Meds? Offers information on doing a drug checkup with your pharmacist, helpful lifestyle changes to reduce the need for certain meds, potentially dangerous drug combinations and some sobering statistics.

Consumer Reports examines the over-prescribing of medications and subsequent consequences, especially for seniors.

August 55+ magazine offers articles on remodeling for the future, moving on, the veterans of Honor Flight and advantages of long term care planning.

In honor of Grandparents Day, articles offer thoughts on what grandparents and  grandchildren can learn from each other, as well as the role of great grandparents today.

AARP’s Innovation @50+ Health Technology ten Winners include: a new pill delivery system, improved personal emergency response system and temperature monitoring sock for diabetics.

Articles present a timeline following the issue of the hospital outpatient observation status loophole and efforts to save seniors from huge unexpected expenses.

Humor and seriousness blend well in AARP’s July issue featuring Steve Martin, and offerings by David Hasselhoff, Mary Steenburgen, Alan Alda and laughing yoga

AARP’s Barry Jacobs presents information on the caregiving issues of family discord, abuse, guilt, humor,  and mental health.

Articles from AARP and Market Watch offer a unique personal finance forecast for Americans over 50, and money management for boomer women  and elders who might become too old to manage finances.

A March Fast Company magazine article reimagines age-friendly cities, communities, companies and culture with a focus on intergenerational compatibility and aging-in-place.

Articles from several sources highlight elders who volunteer in Red Cross, cancer support groups, voter registration, work with children and other elders and in the new area of micro-volunteering at Help from Home.

55+ magazine profiles Deborah Hughes, president of the National Susan B, Anthony Museum & House and celebrates the 100th anniversary of suffrage for women in New York state.

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins lays out her plan to “Disrupt Aging”, living well at 50, 60, 70 and beyond in several articles focusing on health, wealth and self.

Articles from Harvard Health and NPR explain hospital delirium and sun-downing, occurrences of hospital patients suddenly become confused and disoriented and often hallucinate.

Consumer Reports’ article At the Wheel Over 65, Driving Safer, Driving Longer offers the latest research and innovation to meet the needs and challenges of aging drivers.

AARP Bulletin offers the ultimate guide to fraud and scams including web and home safety, investment schemes, phone fraud, travel warnings and shopping scams.

Articles from Next Avenue explore the growing problem of alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in the over 60 population.

Articles from WXXI and University of Southern California report on the ways   aging affects our senses of smell and taste and changes that occur to skin and hair.

:  Nutrition Acton Newsletter provides information on studies on benefits of calorie restricted diets and offers their take on memory-enhancing and anti-aging supplements.

Reminisce magazine honors moms, spotlights events of 1967 and brings back memories of Little League Baseball.

Articles introduce problems and solutions for the “elder orphan”, one who is socially or physically isolated without available family member or caregiver to help manage aging.

Articles relay attitudes about autonomous and semi-autonomous cars,  the advances being made in their technology and the need for them in the lives of elders and the disabled.

A potpourri of articles from the March April 55+ magazine include topics on senior discounts, gray divorce, dementia, small town and machine knitting.

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