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  • Ben Bender Hole-in-One Comes in 93-Year-Old's Last Golf Game

    05/18/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/18/2018 | Mike Dorstewitz
    Ninety-three-year-old Ben Bender made a hole-in-one during his likely last round of golf. The event, played at Ohio’s Green Valley Golf Course, brought Bender's fath in God and his love of golf together, according to the Zanesville Times Recorder. Bender, a Zanesville, Ohio native, is in declining health — including hip bursitis — making playing the game difficult. "I'd come close to some hole-in-ones, but this one was level on the green before it curved towards the hole and went in," Bender told the newspaper. "I was in awe watching it. I played a few more holes, but my hips...
  • AARP Applauds Trump For Taking First Step In Cutting Prescription Drug Costs

    05/16/2018 9:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 16, 2018 | Robin Seaton Jefferson
    The nation’s largest non-profit advocate for people over 50 is praising the Trump Administration’s first steps to bring down the costs of prescription drugs. Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Service Research in the AARP Public Policy Institute said “American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs,” released May 11 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), is a positive first step to controlling drug costs for everyone, but particularly the elderly. “This is clearly something that President Trump mentioned during the campaign that was something that was resonating with him....
  • WISDOM

    04/08/2018 3:55:14 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    email from a friend | 4/8/2018 | unknown
    GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED: 1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats. 2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person. 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato. 5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food. 6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair. 7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time. 8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a...
  • 42% of Americans are at risk of retiring broke

    03/06/2018 8:30:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 129 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jessica Dicker
    At this rate, retirement is more of a fantasy than a reality for many people in this country. About 42 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for when they retire, according to a study by GoBankingRates released Tuesday.
  • This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

    02/23/2018 5:30:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 22, 2018 | Alana Samuels
    Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inland Empire. Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she didn’t...
  • This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like [in CA]

    02/23/2018 6:58:53 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Alana Semuels
    CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inland Empire. Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she...
  • What Trump's Budget Would Mean For Seniors

    02/16/2018 8:04:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/15/2018 | Howard Gleckman
    Last week, Congress passed an outline of the 2019 budget. This week, President Trump rolled out his own budget plan, which would fill in some of the spending details. While most proposals in President Trump’s newly released 2019 budget are unlikely to become law, the fiscal framework does show the White House’s priorities for government over the coming year. And those apparently don’t include support for older adults, younger people with disabilities, or their families. For example, the Trump budget would: * Restructure the Medicare drug benefit to reduce costs for some beneficiaries but raise them for others. * Reduce...
  • I do not want being thinked of as being a senior citizen and I do not want a discount.

    02/08/2018 6:00:13 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 140 replies
    I wish to pay full price. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
  • Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life

    02/04/2018 8:54:17 AM PST · by qaz123 · 164 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4Feb18 | Richard Eisenberg
    The “workamper” jobs range from helping harvest sugar beets to flipping burgers at baseball spring training games to Amazon’s AMZN, +2.87% “CamperForce,” seasonal employees who can walk the equivalent of 15 miles a day during Christmas season pulling items off warehouse shelves and then returning to frigid campgrounds at night. Living on less than $1,000 a month, in certain cases, some have no hot showers. As Bruder writes, these are “people who never imagined being nomads.” Many saw their savings wiped out during the Great Recession or were foreclosure victims and, writes Bruder, “felt they’d spent too long losing a...
  • ...aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay

    02/03/2018 1:56:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 03, 2018 | 9:00 AM | Jack Dolan, Gus Garcia-Roberts and Ryan Menezes
    When Capt. Tia Morris turned 50, after about three decades in the Los Angeles Police Department, she became eligible to retire with nearly 90% of her salary. But like many cops and firefighters in her position, the decision to keep working was a financial no-brainer, thanks to a program that allowed her to nearly double her pay by keeping her salary while also collecting her pension. A month after Morris entered the program, her husband, a detective, joined too. Their combined income for four years in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan was just shy of $2 million, city payroll records...
  • Texas Grandma Thwarts Christmas Jewelry Store Heist with Her Bare Hands

    12/26/2017 10:50:12 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017 | Bob Price
    A grandmother stopped a would-be Christmas week jewelry robbery by shoving the perpetrator out the door of the store. The suspect attempted to shove his way through as the employees entered to prepare the Galleria-area shop. Judy Memmel, a grandmother of five, and her fellow employees opened the security gate of Houston Jewelry and unlocked the door as they prepared for a busy Christmas shopping day on December 18, Click2Houston reported. As she started into the store, a man approached wearing a suit, dark glasses, and a watch cap. The video below shows how Memmel stopped the suspected armed robber...
  • Toymaker hopes to produce robo-cat with AI to help seniors

    12/19/2017 4:00:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Malle said they don't want to make overblown promises of what the cat can do, something he and his fellow researcher -computer science professor Michael Littman -said they've seen in other robots on the market. They hope to make a cat that would perform a small set of tasks very well. They also want to keep it affordable, just a few hundred dollars. The current version costs $100. They've given the project a name that gets at that idea: Affordable Robotic Intelligence for Elderly Support, or ARIES. The team includes researchers from Brown's medical school, area hospitals and a designer...
  • Don Young just became the longest-serving congressman

    12/05/2017 5:15:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 5, 2017
    U.S. Rep. Don Young has become the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives with the resignation Tuesday of Rep. John Conyers of Michigan amid harassment claims. Young was first elected in an Alaska special election in 1973 — the year Secretariat won horse racing's Triple Crown and the movie "The Exorcist" was released.
  • Guns, Canes, and Home Security: What Senior Citizens Need to Know About Self-Defense

    12/05/2017 4:23:27 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/1/17 | Jeff Sanders
    It's easy for martial artists to talk about self-defense for most of us. Most of us probably don't struggle with physical challenges throughout the day. But what about senior citizens? I have taught self-defense to people in their late 60s and 70s. They were actually quite mobile and had the strength to hit the focus mits hard. (I remember one student was a 73-year-old retired physical education teacher. She was in great shape, had an awesome attitude, and man could she knock the stuffings out of the kick shield!) However, in many cases, our elderly citizens struggle daily with loss...
  • AMAC: Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of “Elder Abuse”

    12/02/2017 8:23:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help. WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], calls it “a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with. But too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help.” Weber points out that...
  • TV Legend Norman Lear, Age 95, Shooting New Pilot About Life, Sex in Nursing Home

    12/01/2017 2:06:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.showbiz411.com ^ | December 1, 2017 10:44 am | by Roger Friedman
    Norman Lear, age 95 and about to be honored by the Kennedy Center, never stops. He is some kind of living miracle. Today a casting call went out for his new series. His NEW series. In the 1970s, Lear produced landmark comedies like “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times.” Lear already has a hit Latino version of his 70s sitcom “One Day at a Time” on Netflix. But he’s not going to stop there. Now, with TV veteran Peter Tolan, he’s got “Guess Who’s Dead?” a droll comedy set in a Palm Springs nursing home with frisky...
  • Top 5 Concealed Carry Guns for Seniors

    12/01/2017 6:23:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/1/2017 | J Hines
    As you get older in age, your CCW pistol may not be the same as when you were young. Your hand strength may not be the same as it was. Here are things to consider when choosing a handgun for concealed carry for seniors: easy trigger pullgrip ergonomicrecoileasy operation There are many fine handguns to choose from but we’re narrowing it down to some great brands that fits the senior level criteria. Here's our top 5 concealed carry pistols for seniors: Glock 26 One of the most popular for concealed carry and fits the criteria for seniors, especially the ergonomic...
  • Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

    11/22/2017 7:21:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2017
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. Pittsfield police say 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert and 45-year-old Randy Lambach have been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Nov. 29. Authorities say Lambach recruited drug addicts from Pittsfield, took photos of them, and posted ads on adult websites. Police say he scheduled and drove them to and from meetings with men, kept most of the proceeds, and paid the women in drugs. Police say Van Wert used his apartment at...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple

    11/18/2017 12:20:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/18/17 | dailymail reporter
    Full title.........................BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ failure' and his family is told to 'prepare for the worst' nine months after revealing he had dementia............................... The actor and singer, 67, was taken to a hospital in Florida three days ago He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months His family is said to be gathered at his bedside and are preparing for the worst Cassidy is widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family In...
  • The US has been home for nearly 20 years. Now Trump is expelling these Nicaraguans

    11/18/2017 10:10:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    MSN/Miami Herald ^ | November 18, 2017
    MIAMI — For nearly 20 years the Nicaraguan man worked long hours cleaning homes and buildings in South Florida. He started his own cleaning business 11 years ago and now employs half a dozen workers. He thought he could soon begin to enjoy the fruits of his labor. But now all of that is at risk. Like many Americans approaching retirement age, the 62-year-old planned to retire next year and start collecting his benefits. But the Trump administration announced bad news a week ago: It's ending an immigration protection for him and 2,500 other Nicaraguans. "I worked so many years...