The Best Life

October 2010


Get Ready for the Seniors' Movement

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There are parallels between how older Americans are treated these days and how women were regarded 40 years ago, prior to the women's movement and the sustained flow of women into the workplace. It is not uncommon for older people to be viewed as incapable of meaningful employment roles, for ...

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7 Keys to the Right Senior Day Service

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Deciding that a parent or elderly relative needs care that you can no longer provide is hard for everyone involved. Adult day service (ADS) centers may provide an effective transitional solution that allows a loved one to continue living at home, gives them needed care, takes a lot of stress off of ...

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Senior Safety Nets Held Firm in 2009

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Consumer spending among older Americans did not decline last year from 2008 levels. For Americans overall, spending dropped by nearly 3 percent in 2009, according to the government's exhaustive annual look at consumer spending. But expenditures among people ages 65 to 74 rose by about 7 percent,

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10 Reasons Seniors Continue to Work

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Whether you work to live or live to work, the traditional concept of retirement is changing to include continued employment. Millions of older Americans feel that they must continue to work, courtesy of the Great Recession and the twin collapses of investment and home values. It's also clear that ...

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