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Research the Best Places to Move, Here

Research the Best Places to Move, Here

Teleport is a new website providing personalized information about your dream cities. In a simple step-by-step process, you can input your ideal preferences for categories such as costs of living, quality of life, access to jobs, and physical landscape. Decide exactly what you are looking for in your next home town, and see what places […]

Inspiring Voices of Healthy Aging

Take some advice from just a few healthy agers, content in enjoying their current way of life, and reaping the rewards of previous years of healthy living. Their words are simple, yet profound, and we hope they help you stay on track to a long, healthy, happy life.

Solutions for Aging in Modern Times

This is a highly informative inside look at what the nation’s leading organizations are doing to plan for our aging population. But it doesn’t stop there. As a society, we need to shake our predisposition that work life ends at 65 and we spend the rest of our days on the beach or couch. Modern […]

Helping Each Other Age in Place

Are we all destined to move into retirement homes when household chores become unmanageable? Thanks to the proactive efforts of Americans all over the country, not any more. Using their friends and neighbors as a supportive network, mature adults have found that aging in place is extremely achievable. If you would like to remain in […]

Aging in America

With our quickly aging society, big changes lie ahead. But what does that mean, exactly? Nobody knows for sure, but the importance of open discussion cannot be overstated. Join our Community Forum to share your ideas, and see what other AgeBrilliantly members are saying about the changing world of aging.

Thoughts on Aging from Literature’s Greatest Minds

We may not know what lies ahead, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from the lives of others. In this moving TED talk, Joshua Prager compiles a collection of one hundred authors’ views on one hundred different ages, enlightening us all in the process. Aging is a complicated journey, but in seeing through the eyes […]

Are You Letting Age Hold You Back?

Are You Letting Age Hold You Back?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a private practicing psychologist for over twenty years, and has recently shared some of her experience with aging patients. In her her recent article, she’s delves into what she believes to be the most important part of growing old: focusing on the things you can control in every stage of life.  […]

The Not-So-Distant Future of Longevity

The Not-So-Distant Future of Longevity

Scientific breakthroughs are changing the possibilities of healthy living for us all. While many of these studies are in their infancy, mainly focused on animal subjects such as mice and worms, the results have been remarkable nonetheless. Take a look at this article from USNews, discussing all the recent and current studies endeavoring to find […]

Boommates: The Frugal, Friendly Way to Live

Boommates: The Frugal, Friendly Way to Live

(Check out this great Boommate interview from the Today show) A new trend has caught the attention of baby boomers, and it’s drastically improving their quality of life: Shared housing. You might find yourself scoffing at the idea, worried about your precious privacy and personal space, but the benefits seem to heavily outweighing the sacrifices. There […]

Financially Preparing Your Future Self

As many boomers approach retirement, they feel confident in their ability to make financial decisions. But how long will that financial acumen last? A new study argues: not long. For peace of mind, you may want to make plans for your future self. A new study by Michael J. Finke of Texas Tech University has […]

Virtual Reality: Bringing the World to Us

A startup called Rendever is working towards a future where the physical limitations many seniors face won’t prevent them from traveling – virtually. The men and women at the Brookdale Senior Living Community got to try out the company’s technology. They don’t need to leave the building to take a trip to the French countryside, soar through Yosemite National […]

Strategies for Building Savings on Low Income

Strategies for Building Savings on Low Income

Everyone knows saving for retirement is important, but for those with low income, this often seems like a pipe dream. Thankfully, professionals have begun speaking up and offering advice to the public. Here are some tips we have gathered: Automize your savings Set up direct deposits to a 401(k), IRA or other savings program. Pay […]

Late Night Legend Optimistic About Future

  After 33 years on Late Night television, you may be wondering what David Letterman is up to in retirement. It was a somber goodbye over a year ago when he announced his decision to move on from television, and many – including himself – wondered if the next stage of his life would be […]

Practical Tips to Fight Mental Aging

  We all want to remain sharp as we age, but is there anything we can do about it? One neuroscientist thinks so, and has opened the public’s eyes to the possibilities of brain sustenance. Until the 1990s, scientists didn’t even know that adults could perform neurogenesis – the process of creating new nerve cells. […]

Experts Agree: Swim Your Way to Health

Experts Agree: Swim Your Way to Health

  Researchers have recently concluded one exercise may be best for seniors: swimming. However, the most common form of exercise among older adults is walking. Take a look at the evidence, and you may just ditch the walk for the water. The most recent study found swimming and other water-based workouts to lower the risk […]

Hero of the Week: Martin Greenfield

Martin Greenfield, 88, is one of the most prominent tailors in the world, having now made suits for four United States Presidents. After slimly surviving the Holocaust and moving to America with nothing, he created this remarkable business, and shares some of his lessons learned here: As he puts it, he has “some great people […]

3 Tips for Building Your Nest Egg

3 Tips for Building Your Nest Egg

Savings rate: While it is generally agreed that employees should be stashing 15 percent of their annual salary for retirement, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies survey found the average rate to be only 8 percent. Remember: the more you earn, the less benefits you will receive from Social Security. There is no savings rate […]

Friendship is Ageless: Part III

Friendship is Ageless: Part III

As seen in parts I & II of this series, Int-Gen facilities provide countless benefits to their community members, and should be much more frequently integrated into our society. But how can those outside the walls of these inspiring nursing homes find new Int-Gen friendships? Here are some examples of how Int-Gen relationships are being […]

Friendship is Ageless: Part II

Friendship is Ageless: Part II

  On an overcast day at the Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home in Seattle, you might think gloom emanates throughout. But inside, another form of Int-Gen companionship has been established, this time in a bit of a smaller package. Turning down the hallway to the Intergenerational Learning Center, an aura immediately overwhelms visitors – […]

Friendship is Ageless: Part I

Friendship is Ageless: Part I

43% of older adults experience social isolation, which is closely correlated to loneliness and depression, as well as mental and physical decline.  If you’d like to witness inspiring change affecting those of all generations, look no further than a handful of progressive care facilities around the world. It may come as a shock to some, […]

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