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Let’s Give Caregivers the Support They Deserve

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | Public Policy | Comments

CaregivingYou get up, get dressed, cook breakfast, make bag lunches for the kids, drop the kids off at school, rush to work, prepare for a big meeting, call to check in on your mom during lunch, go to your meeting, schedule your mom’s next doctor’s appointment, race to the pharmacy after work, drop off mom’s meds on your way home, cook dinner, help the kids with their homework, check in on mom again, and – finally – go to bed. …

How Does Life Get Better After 50? You Tell Us!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeThe year I turned 50, I notched my fastest time ever in the Sea Gull Century — a yearly 100-mile bike ride on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that I had tackled for more than a decade. Was I a lean, mean cycling machine that year? Far from it! (See team jersey, right.) Rather, I think it took me that long to develop the mental toughness not to let the ride’s length intimidate me. “Hmm,” I thought, admiring my total time — …

How to Get ‘UnStuck’ As You Face 50+

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMany men and women 50 and older have spent decades being organized. We have been managing households, families, and lives. But, life after 50 is filled with all kinds of change — some planned, some not — that can make even the most organized of us feel like we’re glued to the floor. When you add in all the stuff we’ve accumulated over the years we can feel as if we’ll never get “unstuck” from where we are and move on. …

Living Long and Loving it in America

Posted on 10/2/2013 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeIf you are wondering why I am standing on a chair raising my fist and shouting “Right on!” it’s because someone has finally come up with a formula for human longevity that makes sense. If you want to live longer, part of the formula goes, eat out alone at a different posh restaurant every night—and that doesn’t mean a Burger King. The advice was contained in a story from The New York Times that carried an interview with a 103-year-old …

Would You Steal From the Man in Your Life?

Posted on 08/19/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI do, and it’s highly recommended. Good grief, not money! But every once in a while you should take a look through his closet to see what you can take. A tie maybe? Or how about the perfect shirt with sleeves you can roll up? Not sure what you should be looking for? Just channel your inner Katharine Hepburn or Marlene Dietrich! My most recent journey into his sacred space produced the perfect hat. My husband Howard got this Arnold …

When Life’s Race Nears the End

Posted on 07/31/2013 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeIt was quite a contrast. When Cinelli and I married in 1949 I was 20 years old and could run like the wind. Life was a thunder clap back then and my very existence was packaged in a race to a goal I never bothered to define. There was a kind of glory to the rush that trailed fire and dust; we were young and strong and loud, raucous children of a hurricane that never stopped forming. That is no …