older adults

Boomers Spending Less on Leisure, More on Education, Mortgage Interest, Adult Kids

Posted on 09/13/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsThese days, keeping up with the Joneses is more likely to involve night classes than a new sofa. A study on boomer spending habits found middle-aged adults today spend less on leisure and frills than previous generations but more on education, adult children and mortgage debt.

100-Year-Old Driver Hits 14 In L.A.; Is Age to Blame?

Posted on 08/30/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayEleven people — including nine children — were hit when Preston Carter, 100, backed his “powder blue Cadillac” on to a Los Angeles sidewalk Wednesday. Everyone is expected to survive, but four children remain at the hospital after being in critical condition. “I think it was a miscalculation on his part,” said the local police captain. “The gentleman is elderly. Obviously he is going to have some impairment on his decision making.”

‘Possession Paralysis’: Why Is It So Hard To Part With … Stuff?

Posted on 08/24/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAre the majority of older adults hoarders? Not quite. Yet many do feel burdened by the amount of stuff they own, and it can be a major hindrance when it comes to downsizing.

Sleep Disorders More Common With Age

Posted on 08/20/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIf your sleep quality feels like it’s worsening with age, you might not be dreaming: The older we get, the more we’re at risk for conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea and snoring, doctors say. Such sleep disturbances won’t merely leave you groggy in the a.m. — they can also up your risk of developing hypertension, depression, heart disease and brain problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has even classified “insufficient sleep” as a public health epidemic.

Current Retirees Optimistic About Finances and Future

Posted on 08/8/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayLife is good? Most retirees think so, at least according to one new survey. Conducted by USA Today, UnitedHealthcare and the National Council on Aging, the poll of Americans age 60 and older found a surprising amount of optimism in a cohort often painted as scared, sad and struggling.

The Takeaway: Anxiety Could Make You Age Faster

Posted on 07/13/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAfraid of crowds? Heights? Spiders? If you suffer from one of these or other “phobic anxieties” — and about 6 to 10 percent of the American population does — it could mean you’ll age more rapidly than your non-phobic counterparts. In fact, a study published this week found that compared to a person with no phobic symptoms, seriously anxious individuals were aging about six years faster.