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How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment

A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment whether you are starting with a new doctor or continuing with the doctor you’ve seen for years. The following tips will make it easier for you and your doctor to cover everything you need to talk about.


Q&A: Unemployment and Social Security

We field user questions on how unemployment and Social Security payments from the government can interact with one another and provide brief guidance on the recent unemployment adjustments related to COVID-19.


As We Age: International Adventures (Podcast)

Join Lisa Raffo in her conversation with Marilyn Mann about international retirement living.


What makes a nursing home age-friendly?

For the next piece in this series, we analyzed the results of our survey on age-friendly nursing homes. 


Does Medicare cover a colonoscopy?

If you are on Medicare and have been referred for a colonoscopy, you may have questions about whether your plan will pay for the test. The answer is yes, but there are some limits to how often and when Medicare will cover a colonoscopy. In some cases, you may need to undergo earlier tests or preventive measures.


Where You Live In Your 20's Affects Your Retirement

The two things may seem miles apart, but a new examination by Emily Murray at the Department of Public Health at University College, London, shows that where you spend or spent your youth could have a drastic impact on how comfortable you are later in life.


Why Employers Should Recruit and Retain Older Adults

Our Op-Ed in the Boston Globe: When it comes to aging, working longer solves (almost) everything — for employers and all of their employees.


My Siblings and I Can't Agree on Senior Care for Our Mom

In an emotionally charged topic like how to care for an aging parent, how can you and your siblings get to the best solution?


Putting a Social Security "Bonus" To Work

If you’ve reached the Social Security tax wage limit for 2017, or expect to before year-end, yours is an enviable problem indeed: how best to spend the extra dollars you get back in your paycheck. 


Age-Friendly Cities are Eco-Friendly, Too

While older Americans often get knocked for their indifference to climate change, they often lead the most sustainable lifestyles. As the needs of older Americans increasingly coincide with those of the planet, cities have the chance to better meet them both.