longevity

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. A small, red, furry mammal called an olinguito lives in the trees of South America. (Learn more at Smithsonian Magazine) 2. A popular use of the phrase “organ recital” has nothing to do with music. (Learn more at AARP) 3. The guy who wrote the famous headline “Headless Body in Topless Bar” was axed. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Boomers would most like to revisit the 1980s. Americans 65 and older prefer the ’50s and ’60s. (Learn more at …

Who Wants to Live to 120? Hardly Anyone

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf a new medical treatment could slow aging and allow you to live to 120, would you want to? Most Americans would say, “No thanks,” according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The researchers wanted to know Americans’ views on aging — after all, one in five will be age 65 by 2050 — as well as the recent push for medical research and advances to extend our life expectancy. Turns out, we’re not so thrilled about …

Here’s One Athletic Feat Where Your Age Is an Advantage

Posted on 07/23/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne reason that golf is a great lifetime sport is that you don’t have to finish first in a tournament or even finish with the best score in your regular foursome to be a winner. You just have to beat or tie your ultimate competitor: your own age. Sid Beckwith made that point on July 19, when he celebrated his 95th birthday by shooting a 95 for 18 holes at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club in Shelter Island Heights, N.Y. As …

Morgan Shepherd, at 71, Breaks NASCAR Age Record

Posted on 07/12/2013 by | In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentUpdated July 15, 2013 Morgan Shepherd has become the oldest driver, at 71, to start a race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series race. Shepherd started 41st in the 43-car field at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, driving for Brian Keselowski Motorsports, and completed 92 laps of the 301-lap race before he pulled into the garage. The previous record was set by Jim Fitzgerald when he started the June 1987 Cup race at Riverside International Raceway at age 65. …

More Than Our Golden Girls

Posted on 06/26/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIn my nine years on Facebook, I’ve seen all kinds of posts. I was a senior in college when I joined, and photos back then — the few that friends uploaded to “random pics” albums — were from formals, study abroad, graduation. Slowly, engagements and bachelor/ette parties started trickling into the mix. Now that I’m 30, it’s weddings, reunions, houses, babies. Something new is happening in my Newsfeed these days, though, and I can’t “like” it enough: grandmas. From my …

Cher’s Longevity Secret

Posted on 06/19/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBy Nicole Evatt of The Associated Press Cher is no stranger to tabloid fodder. The 67-year-old singer who has spent most of her life in the spotlight offered this advice to young artists on navigating the world of paparazzi attention: “You’re screwed. That’s my advice.” “You don’t deal with it. You just try to get a place where no one can find you and that’s your little sanctuary,” continued the “Believe” singer in an interview Tuesday. “I have a fabulous …