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Making Aging in Place More Feasible

Posted on 11/6/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyHave you heard of this innovative device from Intel called Health Guide? Read about it in this article from BusinessWeek. It’s a device that was being piloted this year to help in the mission to allow seniors to age in place – where they are most comfortable. The Health Guide is like a remote doctor’s office that a patient can handle by themselves. It even includes a video phone for patients to chat with their nurse or doctor when anything …

A New Wave of Volunteerism

Posted on 10/13/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

VolunteeringAccording to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees service programs, volunteering rose 1.5% in 2008. That’s great news for a statistic that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has “stayed static” for 40 years. A great story from USA Today is worth checking out – it’s all about volunteerism and I Participate, a program of which AARP is a partner. The story talks about how television networks are raising awareness of the importance …

Segunda Juventud on Air!

Posted on 10/6/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentAARP’s Spanish language radio show premiered on Sunday, October 4th! The show is an extension of AARP’s bi-monthly bilingual magazine Segunda Juventud and hosted by the magazine’s editor, Gabriela Zabalúa-Goddard. Both the magazine and radio show target the senior Hispanic population. The 30-minute show will focus on health, finance, and lifestyle topics, featuring tips and advice from experts in various fields. Check out the radio show (and a ton of other relevant news and information) on Segunda Juventud’s site: …

News To Know: Make The Most Of Unemployment

Posted on 04/28/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

WorkPeople get creative when dealing with job loss.

Looking for a job after 50?

Posted on 04/1/2009 by |General News | Comments

WorkAP has a news story on how older workers are not only struggling to get a paycheck in this tough times, but searching the “help wanted” ads for the first time in their careers. Check it out. If you’re looking for a job, or want some job hunting advice check out Bob Skladany’s columns on or our Work pages.

Job Search Websites Cater to Older Workers

Posted on 02/9/2009 by |General News | Comments

WorkThis is great. The Columbus Dispatch has a feature that talks about the struggle older people have finding jobs during this recession, and offers a ton of sites that specifically cater to older folks trying to find work. is one of them, which gives these tips: Register with temp companies. “They don’t care about age but are more interested in your skills and experience,” Koff says. Practice your interview. You might not have had a job interview in quite …