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Senior Centers, Part II: Line Dancing at Age 93

Posted on 09/23/2013 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingVideo courtesy Microsoft/IN2L/Selfhelp You might have missed a piece I wrote earlier this month about senior centers’ efforts to woo baby boomers. (At 78 million-strong, this demographic is a membership director’s dream.) To attract the Forever Young Generation, some centers are dropping “senior” from their name and serving up hip offerings such as wine tastings, dating and divorce workshops and Pilates. Programming for what are considered traditional, older attendees is also changing. (It’s Senior Center Month, so I’m giving equal time to …

Our Low-Tech High Court

Posted on 08/23/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayAt 53, Elena Kagan is the youngest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The oldest is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who turned 80 on March 15. The average age of sitting justices is 67 years 4 months. Technology has changed a lot in the 27 years since Antonin Scalia took his seat on the court. The typical Fortune 500 CEO (average age: 55) might find it odd that the justices have all but shunned modern methods of communication. As Kagan explained …

Grandparents: How to See the Grandkids All You Want

Posted on 09/12/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeWhen I was growing up, nearly every vacation was spent traveling from Ohio to Indiana to see our grandparents. We also talked on the phone every Sunday. Sometimes cards and letters were exchanged too, but that was the entire menu for staying in touch. Thanks to technology, today’s grandparents have many additional ways to connect – so why aren’t more of them taking advantage of it?! Recent grandparent studies indicate some are using the newer forms of technology to communicate …

My Son Fixes My Computer from Israel (Here’s How!)

Posted on 02/23/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyThe following is a guest post from Suzie Mitchell.  My 29-year-old son has lived in a different state than me since he graduated college six years ago. When he lived in New York, once or twice a week, he’d call me on his five minute walk from the subway station to his apartment—me savoring those minutes. Occassionally, he would return home to Michigan, and during his visit, he would complete various home repairs and check on my computer to be …