The retirement plans of many baby boomers took a hit when the recession struck. Some were concerned they'd have to push back the date when they'd leave the workforce and others were worried about whether they'd be able to live the active lifestyle they had long envisioned.
High blood pressure affects an estimated 65 million Americans, and is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. Healthy lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise are among the best options to manage blood pressure, but a new study suggests that giving back to the community may also play a role.
Finding the perfect place to retire can be a tough process. There are many factors to take into consideration, including the cost of living, access to quality healthcare and social scene - and that's just scratching the surface.
It's no secret that eating well and exercising are key components to enjoying the golden years of retirement. Though it can be easy to forgo working out a few days a week to instead go to a concert or enjoy a night out with friends, making an effort to pump iron could mean boomers will have more time to enjoy life and all its splendors.
Social activity is a critical component of a healthy retirement, but as baby boomers get older, many of them may find it more difficult to maintain their circle of friends. Whether it's from leaving the workforce, people moving away or simply the result of growing apart, a lack of social engagement can sneak up on older adults.
In years past, it may have seemed unusual to see scores of older adults heading back to the classroom, but that is no longer the case. Many retirees make lifelong learning a priority once they leave the workforce, and few people are more emblematic of this growing trend than 92-year-old Ruth Elliott.
There's no denying retirement is different than it used to be. In years past, it wasn't unusual for workers to leave their job all at once and settle into a relaxing life after employment. That's not the case anymore, as many people found it difficult to jump from a fast paced work environment to the more relaxed atmosphere of retirement.
Not long ago, it seemed unusual for older workers to stay on the job past the traditional retirement age, but that expectation has changed considerably more recently.
After retiring, adults have many decisions to make. Do they want to embark on an encore career? Travel? Perhaps they want to volunteer. But one of the most popular options for boomers is heading back to the classroom.
Baby boomers are more tech-savvy than older adults of generations past. Whether they're updating their Facebook feed, picking up the latest release of the iPhone or checking their email on tablets, retirees are becoming increasingly connected.
Baby boomers are helping reshape retirement in a wide variety of ways. Some of them are big changes - such as working longer or heading back to the classroom - while others are more geared toward healthy living and staying active.
The baby boomer generation has been shaping travel trends for decades, and now as millions of its members are heading toward retirement, it is doing the same thing once again.
Heading back to the classroom has become a popular retirement activity for older adults.
The concept of a retirement test drive has become popular over the last several years.
Most retired adults recognize the importance of staying physically active as they get older, but one man has taken that to heart perhaps more than anyone else.
Deciding where to retire can be a tough choice to make. There are many locations to choose from, and each state offers its own unique set of benefits. While popular retirement hubs such as Arizona and Florida still attract many adults, Virginia has emerged as one of the best places to move to after leaving the workforce.
The expectations of retirement have changed considerably over the years. Today, adults who have already left the workforce, or those preparing to do so, are often just not content to relax in a retirement community with a warm climate.
Many adults are likely looking forward to relocating after retirement, but some may be hesitant to move due to concerns about the value of their homes.
There has been a considerable amount of news lately highlighting the fact that adults may have to wait longer to retire. It can be easy to see this as bad news, especially if you're of the mindset that retiring early is the ultimate goal.
Many adults are often looking at the key to longevity, and a new study suggests they could have stumbled across it when they said "I do."
Moving is never a decision that should be taken lightly, even if you're planning on relocating after retirement.
When the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off in Las Vegas on January 8, most people might have assumed that the much-anticipated event would cater largely to a younger crowd, but that's not entirely the case.
Lifelong learning carries many advantages. It can help you earn a degree, stay socially engaged during retirement and even provide mental stimulation that many baby boomers crave.
Researchers everywhere have been interested in what the keys are to healthy aging, and scientists from Canada believe that looking at astronauts may be one way to learn them.
Along with staying physically fit in retirement, many adults put a heavy emphasis on keeping their mind sharp once they have left the workforce.
When it comes to healthy aging, older adults often point to several common lifestyle choices.
Since it was signed into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - often referred to as Obamacare - has received a great deal of attention.
When Congress reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, the reaction was generally mixed, but baby boomers heading toward retirement were given some good news.
It's easy to think there's a rivalry between baby boomers and millennials. The two generations are seemingly at odds on everything from movies to spending habits.
Living to 100 is often seen as the gold standard of healthy aging, and though it might seem like it's out of reach, a new study suggests it may not be as difficult as you think.
The desire for an active retirement manifests itself in a number of ways. Although some older adults choose to travel and others may head back to school, many boomers are interested in working during retirement.
Retirement presents you with a world of new opportunities. You can make new friends, enjoy an encore career or even recommit yourself to being physically fit.
Some people look forward to winter, but for most people, the short days and cold weather can take a toll on their mood.
Research conducted by the nonprofit organization Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) found a positive link between those who drink coffee and the reduction in risk of type 2 diabetes.
With 78 million members, the baby boomer generation makes up a large swath of the population, and while it is often viewed as a single entity, a recent study suggests there are considerable differences when it comes to financial planning.
Getting behind the wheel may seem harmless enough, but for boomers looking to stay fit, they may want to ditch the ride for a pair of walking shoes.
Some people have the incorrect assumption that age-related declines are inevitable. While this is certainly not the case, the stereotype persisted.
With 2012 coming to a close, many people are looking toward what to expect in 2013.
For many workers planning on relocating after retirement, one of the biggest challenges is finding a community that suits their particular needs.
Older adults have become increasingly likely to adopt the latest technology, and doing so may help them stay mentally active.
Transitioning to retirement has long been a challenge for older adults, but it may prove to be even more of an obstacle for baby boomers.
Older adults approaching retirement may be facing concerns about their financial future, but a new report from Indiana University (IU) found that boomer women are among the most generous segments of the population.
Thanks to an unstable economy and concerns surrounding the so-called "fiscal cliff," it might be easy to think that those who are approaching retirement age or have already left the workforce may be in for some financial struggles.
It's no secret that physical activity is a hallmark of healthy aging, but a new study found that even something as simple as taking some extra steps each day can have a significant impact.
Even though many people look forward to the holiday season, it does come with its fair share of stress. Hanging up decorations and going to family parties may seem like all you need to do, but shopping often takes up a lot of your time, and in some cases your budget.
A fulfilling retirement can take many forms, and for many baby boomers that includes heading back to the classroom or taking on an encore career.
Many older adults want to stay physically active as they get older, but sometimes age-related conditions such as osteoarthritis can get in the way.
Many baby boomers plan on making staying physically fit a cornerstone of their retirement. While this may be easy for some people who have been exercising for decades, others who might have been less active during their working years could find it challenging.
Though some older adults have to work past the traditional retirement age due to financial concerns, others are doing so because they are looking for a way to stay socially and mentally active as they get older.
The prospect of raising the retirement age may not seem very attractive to some people. After all, many workers have spent much of their adult life looking forward to the day when they can retire.
Boomers expect to be active during retirement, a desire which has manifested itself in a variety of different ways. Adults approaching retirement are more physically active, plan on working later in life and, according to new research, going out to eat more often.
Just because you're retiring doesn't mean you no longer have to deal with inflation.
Traveling and staying physically active are important to many baby boomers, so it should come as no surprise that a large segment of the generation enjoys hitting the slopes once the weather turns colder.
Even if you think it's too late to reap the benefits from staying physically active, results of a new study may suggest otherwise.
Bad knees can sometimes plague a baby boomer, so it's important that they look into what kind of exercise routine they're doing.
With all the talk surrounding the so-called "fiscal cliff," a series of tax hikes and spending cuts if Congress can't reach a deficit reduction deal, many older adults may be concerned about their retirement financial plans.
Getting a good night's sleep is important to your health at any age, and there is a commonly-held belief that older adults do not get as much shut-eye as their younger counterparts.
There has long been a perceived correlation between high levels of stress and poor health, but a new study suggests how you respond to the situation, rather than the stressors themselves, may be more responsible for any impact on your wellness.
Chronic pain is something that affects people of all ages, and it can sometimes make it more challenging for them to be as active as they want to be.
Few people know more about the employment landscape for older adults than William K. Zinke. At 85, he still works in his Boulder, Colorado, office at the Center for Productive Longevity, an organization he founded six years ago
The fact that baby boomers are becoming increasingly likely to pick up the latest technology is nothing new, but a study out of Canada found that older adults are closing the gap between them and their younger counterparts.
The modern view of retirement is much different than previous generations, and that's something that has been reflected in where older adults are moving once they leave the workforce.
Exercising later in life is certainly important, but if you're going about things wrong you may be doing yourself a disservice.
The debate in Congress over a budget reduction that avoids the so-called "fiscal cliff" - the name applied to automatic cuts and tax hikes should an agreement not be met - has earned a lot of attention.
Social Security often weighs heavily on retirement financial planning, but as many boomers plan on working past traditional retirement age, some of them are rethinking when they should start taking payments.
Looking for jobs online has become the norm, and while that may seem easy for younger generations, for baby boomers looking for an encore career, job seeking on the internet may be a foreign experience.
Having a fulfilling retirement means a variety of things. For some older adults, it could be about staying mentally engaged through lifelong learning, while for others have a commitment to volunteer around their community.
Regardless of your age, completing a marathon will take its toll on your body. Running the 26.2 mile race is certainly no small feat, and while some might think it's a sport only for younger adults, that is definitely not the case.
As millions of baby boomers head toward retirement, many of them are likely looking forward to enjoying their golden years and time off from work, but results of a recent survey from PulteGroup suggest they may be doing so with an unexpected houseguest.
The mid-South is home to some of the best beaches in the United States, and that includes the South Carolina coastline.
Understanding the ins and outs of Social Security can make a significant difference when it comes to retirement financing, but a new study from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) suggests that many older adults may not be familiar with the best practices.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 140,000 people die each year because of strokes.
For many baby boomers approaching retirement age, the idea of leaving the workforce all at once is not an attractive option.
Aerobic activities such as walking are a well-known part of maintaining a healthy heart, but results of recent research suggest it might be how fast you walk, rather than how long or far, that has the greatest bearing on how healthy the activity is.
Anybody looking to stay active throughout retirement may want to take a few cues from Al Benninger.
As thousands of baby boomers turn 65 each day, many of them are concerned about whether they'll be able to have a comfortable retirement. While some of that may be due to the still-sluggish economy, experts say there are other factors at play.
Though many people might assume that going green is only a trend among younger adults, such is not the case.
Most adults approaching retirement recognize the importance of following healthy lifestyle habits. Everything from regular exercise and staying mentally active to social engagement and a healthy diet play an important role.
It's safe to say encore careers have caught on among baby boomers. Sometimes referred to as a working retirement, many adults are choosing not to leave the workforce entirely and are trying their hand at a different profession.
As millions of older adults head toward retirement, many of them have placed a heavy emphasis on staying physically and socially engaged. They've landed on many different choices, but dancing has become one of the more popular options as of late.
Retirement is very different than it used to be, and while that is a good thing when it comes to older adults being more active and engaged, it also comes with some new challenges.
Whether it be taking more time to loosen up before a jog or troubles with eyesight, there are a number of changes to expect as you get older.
When it comes to longevity, there's often a great focus on how you feel physically, but results of a new study suggest your mood may play a greater role than you might think.
The recession and subsequent slow recovery have led to some retirees putting off the move they had always anticipated.
Boomers are heading to social networking websites in record numbers, and while most may be using them to reconnect with old friends or upload photos, one of the latest social media sites is aimed at keeping older adults healthy.
Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of Facebook users, and while the popular social network can help retirees reconnect with old friends and stay in touch with family members, it does pose a number of challenges.
Whether it be through a regular morning jog or by joining the local softball league, staying active is a crucial part of retirement for many older adults, but one couple in Vancouver has taken things to a new level.
In generations past, when most older adults left the workforce, they did so for good. However, much like many other aspects of retirement, baby boomers have taken things in a much different direction.
There are many things to consider when choosing your retirement destination. Everything from the price to the weather to the opportunities for social engagement should play a role.
Diabetes brings with it a host of health problems, but results of a new study suggest that even if older adults have what could be considered normal blood sugar levels, they may still be at risk for certain conditions.
Many older adults place an emphasis on staying behind the wheel. After all, it can be difficult to live an active retirement without being able to drive.
Nobody likes feeling stressed out, and it turns out you may be putting yourself at a significant health risk of feel that way on a regular basis.
There has certainly been no lack of studies touting the mental health benefits offered by exercise, but few people knew where they came from.
More older adults than ever are heading back to school, but it's unlikely many of them have followed the path of Margaret Dunning.
Older adults have becoming increasingly likely to use social media, but the results of a recent survey reveal some interesting findings on what they're using it for.
Older adults have become increasingly tech-savvy over the years, and baby boomers have helped lead the charge.
When thinking about making a move, many older adults often consider criteria such as climate and proximity to larger cities.
There's often a common misconception that the older you are, the more set in the way you think, and the only thing you can do is stay mentally active to stave off cognitive decline.
Older adults can head back to school for many different reasons, but for some who are still in the workforce or looking for an encore career, the decision to return to the classroom often hinges on them learning a new skill.
Baby boomers are no strangers to pushing the envelope, and when it comes to retirement they have already left their mark.
It can be easy to assume that summer is the best time for vacations. After all, that's when most families take trips and given that the weather is perfect throughout much of the country, it seems like a perfect time.
Working and volunteering are two of the most popular retirement activities among baby boomers, and the trend has not gone unnoticed by employers.
Whether it's a car, television or anything in between, the question of whether to buy a new or used version is one of the first decisions you have to make. This is also the case when it comes to those considering moving into a home.
Older adults looking to get back in the workforce encountered some good news recently.
Staying mentally sharp is of the utmost importance to many older adults, and a recent study out of Harvard reveals a simple way to do so.
Moving after retirement is a big undertaking. Not only can it be a significant change in lifestyle to travel to a new location, but sometimes it can be at a substantial cost as well.
Some people have a set idea of their retirement age long before they approach it, but a new study finds that may not be the case for many Canadian baby boomers.
There has been ample discussion about the financial concerns of adults heading toward retirement, but a new report shows these individuals are feeling a bit better than in recent years.
There has been ample evidence suggesting older adults are working longer than in generations past. Whether it's due to concerns about the unstable economy or as a way to stay active and engaged, working in retirement is much more common.
Many older adults recognize that staying physically and socially active is crucial to healthy aging, but what's less certain is the specific impact it can have on longevity.
With millions of older adults headed toward retirement, some are undoubtedly concerned about their savings being enough, and with increased longevity it's an understandable concern.
Walking is well-known as one of the most beneficial exercises for older adults, but sometimes it may not be as easy to get around as you might think, and it could hurt your health.
Deciding whether to buy or rent a new home can often be a tough choice to make. Both have their advantages and determining which one is the better deal sometimes requires looking into many different factors.
Social interaction and relationships are a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, but could they have an impact on your longevity? A growing amount of research seems to suggest yes.
Florida has long been held as a retirement destination for many older adults, and while the Sunshine State certainly attracts a large number of relocating retirees, many of them are heading to other southern states as well. I
Older adults who want to start exercising but think they don't have the time may want to turn their attention toward a recent study out of Denmark.
Many baby boomers are looking forward to an active retirement, and for some of them, that includes running a marathon.
In years past, leaving the workforce at 65 was a given, but as older adults change their expectations of retirement, they have shifted how they approach working as well.
Though many boomers are anticipating working in retirement, they are going about it in a variety of different ways. One of the most enticing options has been freelancing gigs where they get paid on a project-by-project basis.
Technology has come to play an increasingly important role in the life of older adults. This is especially true when it comes to the internet, with more than half of adults over 65 currently online.
It's not unusual for older adults to work well past retirement age, but Vin Scully, the legendary announcer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is doing things a bit differently.
Whether it's staying a healthy weight or improving cardiovascular health, it's no secret being fit offers numerous benefits.
Though society is quick to assume older adults are not as safe behind the wheel as their younger counterparts, a recent study out of the United Kingdom challenges the common perception.
Older adults of generations past may have been content to leave the workforce once and for all, but baby boomers have helped redefine retirement.
Diana Nyad is one of the most accomplished swimmers in U.S. history, but the 62-year-old still has one goal in mind - to make the 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.
Among the trends started by baby boomers, few are more prevalent than working in retirement, and a recent poll offers some insight into the growing practice.
Feelings of loneliness plague some older adults, but results of a new study suggest meditation may be one of the best ways to fight the symptoms.
Falling asleep while watching TV on a lazy Sunday afternoon may seem harmless, but results of a recent survey may change the way you view that mid-day snooze.
Many people assume boomers are going to live longer than the previous generations, but many in the medical community are asking whether that's a smart leap to make.
Many baby boomers place a premium on staying active, and that is especially true when it comes to taking trips.
Staying active is a priority for many older adults, but one 70-year-old Michigan man recently took that desire to a new level.
Like much of the population, baby boomers were not immune to many of the financial implications of the recession. However, not content to take the hit, many older adults instead launched their own businesses .
Older adults who head back to the classroom do so for many different reasons, whether it be to earn a new degree, stay mentally engaged or simply just to socialize.
Older adults spend their leisure time in a number of different ways. Whether it be reading, playing golf or volunteering, every choice has its advantages.
As many baby boomers look to enjoy a healthy retirement, a large number of them have turned to vegetarianism as a way to do just that.
The startling results of a new survey may encourage some baby boomers to refocus their retirement savings efforts.
There are few baby boomer icons larger than Billy Crystal, and now the longtime comedian is putting pen to paper to talk about growing older.
Many boomers looking to stay active later in life use walking as a way to do just that, and results of a recent government survey suggest the number of people hitting the sidewalk is increasing.
Older adults expect much more out of retirement than previous generations did, and as results of a recent survey show it looks like they're getting it.
There are many aspects that go into a fulfilling retirement, whether it be working part-time or heading back to the classroom.
The Summer Olympics have dominated the sports world over the last week or so, but next summer will belong to older adults.
The question of whether to buy or rent is one facing many homeowners, even for older adults who may be looking to relocate during retirement.
Relocating after retirement is a big decision, so it is one that should not be entered into lightly.
To some baby boomers, building a retirement budget can be a challenge.
Last year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released its predictions for the top 20 fitness trends of 2012, and it looks like many have come true.
Encore careers have become a popular option for many baby boomers, a large number of whom have left their longtime jobs to pursue a profession they've always wanted.
A growing body of research suggests there's a link between physical activity and brain health later in life, and researchers are trying to see if mental exercises can have the same impact.
A fulfilling retirement means a lot of things to many different people.
Successful aging can take on many different meanings. While some may want easy access to healthcare or recreation, others might be more concerned with heading back to the classroom in retirement.
Given all the attention paid to younger athletes, it can be easy to assume all Olympians at London's Summer Games are in their 20s or below.
Even in their younger days, baby boomers were responsible for helping spur change, and as they get older their doing much of the same.
Baby boomers have reshaped the way many people view retirement, and it's a sentiment that's starting to be reflected in the beliefs of younger generations.
It's not unusual for older adults to make going for a walk a part of their daily routine, but one 80-year-old Mississippi resident recently accomplished something few other people age have.
Older adults are more active than in generations past, and while that's hardly breaking news anymore, one baby boomer is in the midst of a particularly astonishing accomplishment.
Staying active later in life is one of the best ways for baby boomers to stay healthy as they enter retirement.
Maintaining cognitive function is important for many baby boomers, and as the aging population grows a number of companies are unveiling so-called "medical foods."
It's not unusual to see older adults head back to school once they've retired, and recent research suggests they are doing themselves a considerable service.
Avoiding a nursing home is a priority for .baby boomers, many of whom want to spend their golden years in a thriving, active retirement community.
The recession may have taken a toll on some baby boomers' retirement funds, but that hasn't stopped them from looking forward to living an active lifestyle.
It's not uncommon for older adults to work in retirement, and it's even not that unusual to see them starting their own business after they've left the workforce.
While the idea of a relaxing retirement spent on the links is appealing to some baby boomers, many others are looking forward to a more active second act.
For years there has been a common image of retirees staying active by playing golf or heading to the tennis court.
Staying physically fit has long been tied to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say that boomers should focus on strength training in addition to cardiovascular exercises to reap the most benefits possible.
Osteoporosis can make an active retirement difficult for many adults, but a recent successful drug trial may offer some hope.
Heading back to college is a common activity for many retirees, and while they may be returning to the classroom to earn a degree or pick up a new skill, research suggests older adults may walk away with better health.
Having the occasional drink is part of life for many adults, and results of a recent study suggest they may be reaping some health benefits by doing so.
Continuing education in retirement has become a popular option for many older adults in recent years, but one of the first organizations to recognize its importance was the Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA).
Despite grim predictions that hinted baby boomers may not meet their retirement goals, a recent study offers a rosier portrait.
Anybody looking for another reason to stay active later in life need search no longer.
Many people plan for decades to retire comfortably, but then once they get there think they can sit back and relax when it comes to finances.
Many boomers strive for an active retirement, but the way they go about it is very different.
It's no secret vitamin D offers a number of health benefits, and results of a recent study offer some insight into just how true that is.
The importance of staying mentally and physically active later in life is well-known, and a group of older adults in Florida has found a unique way to do so.
Anyone approaching retirement may not know what they'll do with all their newfound free time.
Staying mentally sharp is of the utmost importance for many older adults, and a team of researchers think they've found the key, but it rests somewhere you might not expect.
Many people assume their eyesight will get worse as they age, but researchers say that may not be quite as prevalent as it once was.
While it is no longer unusual to see older adults staying at their jobs longer than ever before, there is somewhat of an emerging trend when it comes to working in retirement.
North Carolina has become one of the most popular spots for retirement, and in an effort to meet the growing demand, Del Webb is set to open its latest active adult community in the Tar Heel State.
With baby boomers looking to stay active later in life, many of them are turning to hip and knee replacements.
A new book may offer baby boomers a few tips on how to enjoy a healthy, engaging retirement.
For years, Florida has been hailed as the ideal retirement spot. Warm weather and plenty of recreational opportunities attracted throngs of older adults.
As thousands of baby boomers turn 65 every day, many of them are nearing retirement, and while some of them are worried about whether they'll have enough savings, experts say there's an easy way to alleviate the concerns - keep working.
Older adults can write down another potential health benefit of coffee.
Working in retirement has become a popular option for many baby boomers, and a recent study conducted by the consulting firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas should be good news.
Smartphones and tablets have made life easier for users of all ages, but the helpful gadgets may hold even more benefits for baby boomers.
Working in retirement and staying physically active are both important to many baby boomers, and one man in particular has found a way to combine both things.
Many baby boomers fondly reflect on the iconic cars of their youth. The original Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and Dodge Charger are all automobiles of legend.
For many baby boomers, the prospect of going back to college seems like a farfetched idea, but one Oregon woman made it a reality.
Several cities in South Carolina have found themselves on recent lists of best spots to retire, and it's easy to see why.
Many baby boomers approaching retirement are looking for the best places to move to once they've left the workforce.
A team of scientists recently discovered another reason to look forward to retirement.
Many people in the medical community believe omega-3 fatty acid, commonly taken in the form of fish oil supplements, may help stave off mental decline later in life.
As the United States continues to emerge from the recession, businesses may be looking to target certain age groups who are ready to spend once again, and analysts say baby boomers are their best bet.
Staying physically active in retirement is important to many older adults, so they may want to take a page out of Arthur Gilbert's book.
Many baby boomers strive for an active retirement, but sometimes there are obstacles that can get in the way.
Could the key to longevity be all in your head? A number of scientists seem to think so.
Baby boomers are famous for ushering in new trends, and although a large number of them are entering retirement, that hasn't stopped them.
Walking faster may not only help you get from point A to point B a little more quickly, but it may also be indicative of your mental health.
Older adults have a great deal of experience to offer companies, but businesses are not the only ones seeking out baby boomers.
For decades, Woody Allen has been one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood and at 76 he has reached an age when many people he's worked alongside have left the business.
Many baby boomers electing to work in retirement may be intimidated by entering the workforce.
For years people have been trying to remove any of the negative connotations associated with aging, and results of a recent survey suggest they may have succeeded.
Exercise and a smart diet are both important aspects of healthy aging, but a recent Gallup poll suggests staying physically active may be a bit more beneficial than eating right.
Baby boomers are more physically active than ever before, and while exercising is a crucial part of healthy aging, as the calendar turns toward summer, there are some inherent health risks.
If there were any people who still thought staying physically and socially active wasn't an important part of healthy aging, results of a new study should help convince them otherwise.
It's no secret baby boomers are more active than older adults of generations past, but they may be taking things a little too far.
Any older adults who think that it's too late to begin reaping the benefits of a healthy lifestyle may want to think again.
For years baby boomers have been working to catch up with younger adults in terms of their technological knowledge, and a recent study found that they surpassed them in at least one area.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common side effects of aging. An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from the bone and joint pain associated with the osteoarthritis, yet people know very little about the condition.
Baby boomers considering working in retirement or changing jobs later in life may think they're in a difficult spot because employers may be less likely to hire older workers.
A lot of attention has been paid to the expected influx of older adults in the United States, and according to a recent census released in Canada, the same will hold true north of the border.
For some baby boomers, full retirement is not ideal. Instead, they'd rather head back to work both to stay active and perhaps supplement their savings.
Many older adults are looking forward to staying active later in life, but if they run into a disability or another condition limiting their mobility, it can throw a wrench in their plans.
Leaving something to the younger generations has been a hallmark of family life for centuries.
It's no secret that exercise is good for both the mind and body, but results of a new study offer a much more detailed picture.
Having a positive attitude will almost certainly make you happier, but could it lead to a longer life? Some scientists believe so.
It's no secret that exercise is a part of healthy aging, but many people may not be aware of exactly how many benefits physical activity offers.
Whether it be for work, a degree or simply to stay mentally engaged, many older adults head back to the classroom later in the life. Though going back to school is a common choice among baby boomers, Gac Filipaj took a much different route.
Many college students across the country graduated over the last several weeks, and not all of them were in their early 20s
Many things improve with age, and as a recent Gallup poll points out, that goes for how you feel about your financial situation.
As baby boomers enter retirement, many of them have chosen to either stay in the workforce or take on a part-time job.
Most people associate increased saturated fat intake with a greater risk for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity
Many baby boomers have made exercise and traveling a part of their retirement lifestyle, but few people have combined them in quite the way Kirk and Cindy Sinclair have.
Baby boomers have been at the forefront of many societal changes, and that continues today.
Going green has become increasingly important to a large swath of the population, and that includes older adults. Many retirees have made implementing eco-friendly practices a part of everyday life, including Peggy McKibben.
There has been a lot of conflicting research surrounding the potential health benefits of coffee, but a recent study from AARP and the National Institutes of Health may put all that to rest.
Jamie Moyer is putting together one of the most interesting stories of this year's baseball season, and it's only getting started.
When it comes to leaving the workforce, many people think they can either keep working or settle into retirement, but not both. That's not always the case, some experts say.
Bill Burke became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest when he scaled the world's tallest peak three years ago at 67. Now the 70-year-old California native is giving it another go.
Though many baby boomers are heading for retirement once they turn 65, a new study reveals their work plans may not fall in line exactly with what they want.
As baby boomers start to retire, it looks like they're planning on doing it in style.
Although many baby boomers value the appeal of retiring to a warm climate or to beachfront property, it's not the only thing they take into consideration.
Whether it's to earn a degree or simply because they enjoy learning, many retirees are heading back to the classroom.
Healthcare costs are a serious concern for many retiring couples, and results of a new study from Fidelity Investments reveals exactly why.
Jogging has long been a favorite pastime for Americans of all ages, and a recent study found the activity can pay huge dividends.
Lifting weights has long been a cornerstone of many adults' fitness regimens, and while there may be some who believe they have to lift a lot to reap the benefits, a recent study found lighter weights may be just as beneficial.
A new regulation put in place by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) should help older adults looking to work in retirement avoid age discrimination.
From food to buildings, everything truly is bigger in Texas
Working in retirement is a popular choice for older adults looking to stay active, and it turns out one profession has become especially in demand as an encore career.
Lifelong learning and traveling are two of the most important aspects of retirement for baby boomers, and thanks to a new relationship between Road Scholar and Del Webb, they can do both at the same time.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding many adults' retirement savings, it has not curtailed the generosity of baby boomers.
Exercising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any age, and that is especially the case for older adults. However, you may find that as you get older, you're not able to work out in the same way as your younger days.
For many of today's retirees, being able to maintain an active lifestyle is of the utmost importance.
Older adults use retirement to accomplish a number of different things. Some may choose to work on a longstanding project they never found time to finish, or others may want to catch up on all the books they've been meaning to read.
Working in retirement is often a popular option for older adults looking to stay active later in life, but charities are hoping baby boomers are more willing to donate their time to worthwhile causes.
There are many well-known health benefits of berries, but results of a recent study suggest there may be some previously-unknown advantages.
It's not unusual for baby boomers to play team sports. In fact, softball and pickleball have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, one Michigan woman is turning a few heads.
Older drivers can sometimes face a great deal of resistance from friends and family members when they get behind the wheel, but some researchers in the United Kingdom are hoping to develop technology that will ease everybody's nerves.
For decades, scientists have striven to unlock the secrets to healthy aging, and a group of researchers from the Mayo Clinic think they could be found at the earth's highest point.
When most people hear the word investment, they probably assume the discussion will turn to finances. While that's certainly often the case, investing in non-financial things can also play a crucial role in retirement success.
Smartphones, iPads and many other gadgets have made life much easier over the last several years, but scientists are hoping they will be used for much more than playing scrabble against your neighbor.
Results of recent research suggest putting a smile on your face can do a bit more than simply make the world a better place.
There are an estimated 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, and because they make up such a large swath of the population, it's no surprise their impending retirement could have a significant impact on the housing market.
With upward of 80 million members, the baby boomer generation is expected to have a significant impact on the economy over the next 20 years.
Walking may be one of the most simple exercises there is, but study after study shows it yields numerous benefits to adults both young and old.
Recently released Census figures show that Americans over 60 are more likely than ever to have a college degree as the number of older adults in the workforce continues to stay high.
People of any age can benefit from learning, but researchers believe older adults may have the most to gain.
One of the most significant aspects of retirement planning may not actually be related to finances.
Many analysts speculated that as baby boomers reached retirement age, many would choose to keep working rather than clock out for the last time at 65.
Whether it be through clubs, classes or exercising at the gym, having a fulfilling social life can play significant role in living a healthy lifestyle.
Retiring to the shores of a lake offers an opportunity like few others. With a pleasing climate and easy access to the water, there is something for even the most active retirees.
Not too long ago, older adults may have resigned themselves to age-related memory loss, but such is no longer the case.
It's not unusual for baby boomers to work in retirement, and results of a new national study show many of them favor self-employment.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that grandchildren play a significant role in the lives of older adults, but a recent survey from AARP uncovered just how involved in their grandkids' lives they really are.
The number of older adults getting knee replacements is on the rise, and though it may seem like the procedure is a setback for people trying to live an active retirement, nothing could be further from the truth.
Exercising and staying physically active has long been known to improve mood and mental health, but a recent study out of Australia suggests that the relationship might work both ways.
There's nothing quite like living next to the ocean. Being able to visit the beach by simply taking a short drive will appeal to almost everybody.
A snoring spouse may be the punchline to many jokes, but it turns out few people are actually laughing.
As retired adults look to stay active, some may choose to enter the work force again while others may choose to go back to school.
Do video games hold mental health benefits? A group of scientists from North Carolina State University seem to think so
Staying active both physically and mentally has long been known to be one of they keys to living a healthy lifestyle, and the results of two studies show that the benefits may extend further than previously thought.
Being able to speak more than one language may have more benefits than simply making it easier to get around in a foreign country.
It may seem like people are working later in life than ever before, and results of a recent survey appear to back up this assertion.
As anybody who struggles to find the motivation to exercise can attest, heading to the gym by yourself can sometimes be a chore. Results of a new study show just how important finding someone to exercise with can be.
Eating too much is bad for many aspects of health - from weight management to heart function - but results of a new study from the Mayo Clinic suggest it may also damage your memory.
There's no better time than retirement to try your hand at something you've always wanted to. While you may not have had the time to pick up a new sport or take a class while working 40 hours a week or more, that's no longer the case.
Most older adults recognize the importance of staying physically active as they age, but there are likely very few who can do what 71-year-old Rick Hermelin does.
Financial constraints and a desire to stay active later in life has spurred many older adults to keep working.
Few states offer the diverse living experience that North Carolina does.
Scientists have long known that omega-3 fatty acid is one of the most important nutrients. It yields health benefits including lowering your risk for cancer as well as boosting immune function, and now researchers may have added another advantage to the list.
Many people change careers after retirement, but few people have taken it to the extreme that Greg Banks did.
You may want to think twice about trying to get in a run before the sun comes up or after you've returned home from work.
It's not the first time green tea has been touted for its potential health benefits, but a recent study finds the beverage may have a new upside - helping keep older adults on their feet.
There's no one thing you can do to ensure healthy aging. Whether you stick to a regular exercise regimen, a commitment to lifelong learning, or a eating a health diet, each lifestyle factor plays a crucial role and you certainly cannot rely on one thing alone.
Once they reach retirement age, it's not uncommon for adults to pack up their things and enjoy a change of scenery.
Many adults can't wait for the day when they are able to retire from the workforce, but sometimes the amount of financial questions surrounding their departure can make it especially stressful.
A group of older adults in California has found a way to stay active that's usually reserved for younger generations - playing softball.
Regardless of how in shape you think you are, sometimes injuries are unavoidable. This is true even for the most active baby boomers who exercise on a regular basis.
Many of the 10,000 or so baby boomers who turn 65 every day are planning for retirement. While there are a large number of factors to take into consideration when looking toward the future, one of the most common is whether or not you will relocate.
Whether you go for the occasional hike or you're a backwoods guru, everyone can appreciate beautiful scenery, and Del Webb Sweetgrass certainly has plenty to offer.
Even if adults have saved enough money for a comfortable retirement, sometimes unexpected health costs can throw a wrench in the plan.
Starting a new career is not unusual. Whether you've done all you can at a job or are simply looking for something new, many people choose to start fresh.
Many baby boomers approaching retirement may feel as though they have one of two options - keep working at a back-breaking pace or stop working altogether, both of which are unappealing options.
One of the most common myths associated with aging is that older adults are not has happy or are more lonely than their younger counterparts.
Given the large number of baby boomers entering retirement, there has been some concern over what impact the influx of older adults will have on the country's healthcare system.
Baby boomers are well known for being more active than previous generations, and that rings especially true when it comes to exercise.
Whether fairly or not, playing video games has largely been labeled a frivolous activity. However, one study may make some people - namely baby boomers - think a little bit differently.
It almost goes without saying that exercise does a body good, and while staying active yields numerous health benefits, most people don't know exactly why.
Staying healthy in the new year is a very common goal for people of all ages, and that includes baby boomers.
Even if you have been active your whole life, chances are you'll have to change up your exercise routine a bit as you get older.
It's no longer unusual for older adults to work in retirement. Even if they don't need the money, many choose to stay at their current job or embark on an encore career to stay active.
Working in retirement has become a popular course of action for many baby boomers and experts say that the practice should be commonplace.
Whether it be due to financial worries, pressure at the workplace or everyday obstacles, stress is something that may not abate with age.
With the baby boomer generation as large as it is, it's no surprise that its 78 million members would have differing opinions on a wide variety of issues.
People's opinions on coffee can sometimes be polarizing. While some drinkers swear by the beverage, others claim it has adverse effects on your health.
Whether it's born out of necessity or a desire to stay active, the fact is that more older adults are staying in the workforce.
Walking is an easy, effective way for adults to stay active, and although some may take advantage of the exercise, others may not be as likely to go for a stroll.
There has long been evidence suggesting that moderate drinking could actually yield numerous health benefits, and results of a recent study only strengthens the argument.
Adults choose to work into retirement for a wide variety of reasons. Whether to save more money for when they choose to leave the work force or just as a way to stay active, there are many benefits to the trend.
Running has long been known to be an excellent way to stay in shape, and many adults choose to stay active by jogging. In addition to helping maintain cardiovascular health and strengthen muscles, it turns out running yields some mental benefits as well.
Striking the perfect balance between he city and the country can be hard to do. It is difficult to find that middle ground that lets you feel far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life while still maintaining a link to civilization.
Many of the millions of Americans approaching retirement age are looking to stay active as they get older, but sometimes health complications like arthritis can get in the way.
Last year the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) found that boomers were almost as concerned about losing their vision as they were about more serious health problems like heart disease or cancer.
While there may be a common perception that the world of entrepreneurs is dominated by the young, studies have shown that this is not the case.
Though some older adults go back to school to pick up a new skill or get a new degree, there are some who aren't concerned with grades or walking away with a diploma.
Southern California is well-known for its temperate climates and relaxing atmosphere, and for adults looking to get the most out of their retirement, what two characteristics could be better?
A growing amount of research suggests that older adults are, on average, happier than their younger counterparts.
Medicare has been at the forefront of the debate among presidential hopefuls running for office in 2012. While there may be differences between candidates, one thing that both Republicans and Democrats are saying is that there will be changes to the program over the coming years.
Though many adults may be approaching retirement age, a large portion of them are expecting to continue working.
Many baby boomers are falling victim to investment fraud as a way to recoup any losses from the economic crisis as well as build their retirement savings
For years, there has often been an unfounded assumption that older adults are not quite as quick-thinking as their younger counterparts.
There are many ways for adults to make their retirement years as fulfilling as possible. While some may choose to go back to work, others may want to go back to school.
While hitting the gym or going for a run are always a viable option for exercise, many baby boomers may be looking for other methods to help them stay fit as they age.
Though there has long been a common belief that the retirement age is 65, many baby boomers have been bucking the trend. Even if they are no longer employed in their original career, adults have become increasingly likely to keep working as a way to stay active.
The negative impact that trans-fats can have on cardiovascular health are well known, but results of a new study show that they can also hurt brain function as people age.
It's no secret that a growing number of baby boomers are working in retirement and a group in Florida is beginning to take note.
Many adults approaching retirement age may think that they should focus on accruing more savings and spend less money, but a new strategy proposed by planners flips the whole notion of a quiet 60s upside down.
Though many adults are more active than their parents generation, the increased wear and tear on their joints is going to lead to an increase in knee and hip replacements, experts say.
Many adults are either looking to take the next step in their careers or even embark on a new path, but doing so can be difficult for some boomers who lack the credentials they need.
Many adults who have retired may not only be looking for a way to stay active so they can remain healthy but also so they can stay engaged in the community.
The numerous benefits of staying active as you age are no secret, but one group of women in midtown Manhattan are finding an especially unique way to do so.
Working past the common retirement age of 65 is nothing new. Many baby boomers say they plan on working well past that age, but there is one man in particular who has taken things to a different level.
Of the baby boomers who are considering working into retirement as a way to stay active, many may also be looking to switch careers.
Having a beachfront home is a dream for many adults. While such property is very rare, homeowners at Del Webb Ponte Vedra come close to the experience.
As millions of baby boomers reach an age typically associated with retirement, many of them may choose to head back to school.
Though many older adults are looking for ways to get active as they enter retirement age a group of men in New York City found are simply sticking with a hobby that they have loved for more than 40 years.
An active social life can have numerous benefits regardless of your age, but a growing amount of research shows that it can be especially helpful in the fight against age-related conditions.
A large swath of baby boomers grew up in the middle of the civil rights and other social movements, so it may come as no surprise that many of them are looking to spur social change once again during their second act.
From lowering blood pressure and heart rate to reducing the risk of stroke, eating fish has proven to yield numerous health benefits.
Adults today are more likely to stay active as they age, and many will choose to do so by running. In fact, people over 60 are one of the fastest growing segments of the running population.
It's not unusual for college towns to court prospective students by making themselves more appealing, but such areas are now setting their sights toward another group as well - retirees.
While it is certainly not uncommon for adults to work past retirement age or go back to school, it may be more unusual to see someone doing both at the same time.
Most people know that one of the building blocks for healthy aging is staying active, but despite the fact that this is common knowledge, some adults may not be doing all they can to maintain their well-being.
There's nothing quite like a relaxing hike through a local park. Not only is a great form of exercise but it is also one of the best ways to experience nature.
For many people, going green is more than occasionally refusing to run the air conditioning.
The first wave of baby boomer began turning 65 this year and in addition to bringing them to retirement age, the benchmark also made them eligible to begin accessing Medicare options.
Many adults may be concerned that their body mass index (BMI) is not as low as it should be. However, experts are seeing a growing amount of evidence suggesting that as long as you are reasonably healthy and in shape, a higher BMI may not actually be such a bad thing.
At a time when their children are heading off to college, a growing number of baby boomers are doing the same.
Although many adults are interested in working into retirement as a way to stay active, some may rather embark on a so-called encore career other than the high-pressure position they currently occupy.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often referred to as the supercommittee, was formed this summer as a result of the prolonged budget debate to cut $1.2 in federal spending over the next 10 years.
Older adults are more active than ever before and a recent study shows how it impacts their feelings about end-of-life planning.
A comfortable retirement depends on a number of factors ranging from finances to health, but where you live can also have a significant impact.
Many communities across the country are gearing up for an influx of older adults.
The way many adults are living out their retirement has changed considerably over the years and results of a new study show that the whole concept of a retirement age may be shifting as well.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, back ailments are one of the leading causes for missed work and there could be as many as 31 million Americans experiencing back pain at any given moment.
When it comes to staying active after retirement, there are myriad ways for boomers to do so, including heading back to school.
Many retirees may find it difficult to go from working every day to a life of relaxation, and whether or not they need the extra money, some decide to get back into the workforce.
Adults living in or around Naples, Florida, have a unique way to stay active as they age. Martial arts instructor Harry Grimm has designed classes specifically for people between the ages of 46 and 64 to provide them with the myriad benefits the practice offers.
People who are at high risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke are often looking for ways to lower their chances and the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association recently revealed a set of guidelines to help them do so.
To many women, last week's much-reported news that a recent study that links moderate alcohol consumption to an increased risk of breast cancer was troubling.
It's no secret that many baby boomers are planning on staying active during retirement, but results of a recent survey may surprise some people on just how they are planning on doing it.
Many people have previously thought that losing muscle mass as they age was just a natural part of growing older, but results of a recent study may make them think otherwise.
Many adults are acutely aware of the many health issues that they face as they age, but results of a recent study show they may want to pay more attention to one area in particular.
Although many people may think that the economic downturn has impacted only younger employees, it has also affected how baby boomers are working.
Thanks to a new set of rules from the Department of Labor, baby boomers will be able to receive retirement advice from financial institutions rather than independent advisers.
Though they sometimes get a bad rap, there are plenty of fats that are good for you, you just have to know where to look.
Results of a new survey show that more baby boomers are planning on staying where they are during retirement.
Most people would agree that a positive outlook can yield numerous health benefits and now there's some scientific evidence that backs it up.
If there's one thing you know for certain, it's that not all retirees are the same. Whether they want to stay active and get back to work, hit the links every day or go back to the classroom, everyone wants something different.
Baby boomers often face the prospect of various age-related disorders and disabilities, but researchers at the Mayo Clinic believe they have found one way to help prevent or delay the onset of age-related conditions.
At more than 19,300 feet, scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is a task few people can accomplish, but nobody told that to Richard Byerley.
There are often conflicting opinions on whether or not drinking coffee yields any health benefits, but results of a new study may cause some people to seek out that extra cup in the morning.
While Orlando, Florida, may be best known as home to the Walt Disney World Resort, the city also has plenty to offer retirees.
Staying physically active has been known to help older adults combat a number of different conditions, and recent research suggests it may have benefits for your eyesight as well.
For many baby boomers approaching retirement age, the prospect of kicking back and relaxing is not something they're interested in.
One of the most tell-tale signs of aging is fading eyesight, but despite the importance of vision, many baby boomers are not doing all they can to preserve their own.
There had initially been fears among retirees that Medicare costs would increase in the coming year, but a recent announcement by the Obama administration provided some relatively good news.
With the constantly fluctuating stock market, many people are looking for investments that will pay off in the long run without having to risk the ups and downs of stocks, bonds or any other uncertain options.
Many boomers who are approaching retirement age are planning to continue working, and that is good news for many employers.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Americans from all walks of life are consuming too much salt, and that includes baby boomers.
Though baby boomers can benefit greatly from exercise, many are unaware that they cannot go about getting active the same way they did when they were younger.
Omega-3 fatty acids have long been known to offer a host of benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
More and more colleges are offering baby boomers ways to head back to school, but few are going quite as far as the University of Wisconsin.
Whether it be for financial reasons or because they are itching to get back to work, many baby boomers are finding that they are entering a job market that is much different than the one they may have been used to.
Whether it be golfing, dancing or cooking, it is never too late to start a new hobby, and Del Webb Woodbridge offers its homeowners opportunities to do just that.
Dietary supplements can be a great way to get certain nutrients into your diet, but new research may make you more careful about overdoing it.
There is a popular image of baby boomers hitting the links once they reach retirement age, but a new sport is proving that notion wrong.
Unemployment may still be hovering around a stubborn 9.1 percent, but that has not stopped some baby boomers from enjoying working in retirement.
A recent survey of Canadian baby boomers showed that while many of them plan on retiring in their native country, a surprisingly large number is considering moving to the United States to enjoy their retirement.
There is a large body of research showing that reducing the intake of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), sometimes referred to as bad cholesterol, can reduce the chances of developing heart disease.
From regular exercise to eating certain foods, there are a number of things baby boomers can do to prevent the age-related brain shrinkage that affects many adults.
More and more frequently, baby boomers are beginning jobs while most other adults are thinking about retirement. So-called encore careers can be a great way for adults to stay active, but also for them to continue to make money in an uncertain economy.
Baby boomers have caused a lot of people to re-think what retirement means in terms of health and activity, but they have also changed the way people look at retirement from a financial standpoint - though for some it was not on purpose.
Despite rising expenses, Social Security beneficiaries have not received a cost of living adjustment (COLA) since 2008.
New research from Del Webb may change people's minds about which generation is the greenest.
From hybrid cars to energy-saving appliances, going green has become a priority for many people across the country.
As 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age each day, most of them are expecting to have an active and healthy life as they age.
More than ever, adults today are re-defining what retirement entails. For many baby boomers, working into retirement is not something unusual, and a recent AARP survey shows that as many as 40 percent plan on working until they no longer can.
Though coffee is well known for giving drinkers a quick boost, results of a new study show that it may also have mental health benefits for female baby boomers.
The number of older adults in the United States is steadily rising. While most people might assume this means an increase in the number of people living nursing homes, nothing could be further from the truth.
There is often a perception that young adults have sharper minds than their baby boomer counterparts, but results of a new study suggest that that notion may not be as true as once thought.
There are few better places in the country for nature lovers than the Southwest. A beautiful landscape combined warm weather almost all year make it easy for residents to take in all the outdoors has to offer.
Although there might be a common stereotype that hearing loss only effects the elderly, a growing number of statistics is showing that that may not be the case.
Few things are more appealing than living alongside the banks of a lake. Whether you enjoy getting out on the open water to go fishing or simply relaxing on the shore and reading a book, the experience is something almost everyone can appreciate.
Whether because of financial concerns or a desire to stay active, many baby boomers are either considering, or have already begun, working into retirement.
Though many people cherish the carefree days of their youth, a recent study shows that baby boomers are actually happier than now than when they were younger.
Many boomers had leisurely retirements in mind, but the economic downturn may have thrown a wrench in some of their plans.
As a growing number of baby boomers find themselves with empty nests, many are looking to decrease the size of their house. The increase in demand will likely drive trends in the housing market, experts say.
Baby boomers have redefined many aspects of retirement,and are doing the same when it comes to becoming a grandparent.
Though the merits of exercise are well known, some people may be hesitant to start a regimen later in life, thinking they may have missed their opportunity to reap all the benefits.
Anybody with even a cursory knowledge of figure skating knows that most avid skaters start at a very young age. Nobody told that to Westland, Michigan, resident Dave Petzel.
A new study conduced by scientists at the Mayo Clinic show that aerobic exercise may have more cognitive benefits than previously thought.
Retirement plans can be very different person to person based both on their careers and the standard of living they are used to.
Adults heading back to school to learn a new skill or get a new job is not unheard of, but a group of about 1,200 students at Coastal Carolina University are going to class simply for the joy of learning.
The 12-person Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, more colloquially known as the "super committee," recently met for the first time. While its recommendations will have far-reaching ramifications on much of the country, baby boomers may be the most affected.
Although the fashion world usually evokes images of young models and hip hangouts, more and more analysts are saying that the industry should instead turn its attention toward baby boomers to help them survive the struggling economy, Reuters reports.
A new AARP-Harris Interactive survey revealed some telling details about how baby boomer women are planning for the future.
September is Healthy Aging Month, and this year doctors are urging baby boomers to turn their attention toward their dental health.
For years social networks were thought of as the dominion of young internet users, but new research shows that is changing fast.
Results of a new study indicate that the natural aging process of the eyes may have a negative impact on how adults sleep.
Many baby boomers are interested in working into retirement in an entirely new career that they may have been unable to try their hand at until now.
It's widely known that children and young adults need to eat plenty of calcium-rich foods to stay healthy, and results of a new study show that the same thing goes for people over 50.
In years past many parents planned to leave their children an inheritance when they passed away, but such is not the case for baby boomers.
It almost goes without saying that getting a good night's sleep is integral to feeling well-rested the next day, but if you're not sleeping well it can also cause a host of other problems other than just feeling tired.
Although once thought of as the domain of a younger generation, social networking sites have grown increasingly popular among the baby boomer population.
Healthcare professionals have long touted the benefits of staying active, and it looks like baby boomers and other adults are listening.
The benefits of regular exercise are widely known, but results of a new study suggest that they tend to accumulate over time, highlighting the importance of maintaining regular physical activity with age, SeniorJournal.com reports.
For many retirees, the draw of living in the country is too strong to resist. While the hustle and bustle of the city is appealing to some, after years of living in a crowded area, kicking back and enjoying the rural charm may be even more appealing.
The findings of a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed the keys to longevity, and they're nothing unusual.
As many as 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and in an effort to help find a cure, Del Webb Communities recently partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise $50,000 for the cause.
Millions of baby boomers are looking for innovative ways to stay active, and water-based aerobics have proven to be one of the most effective low-impact methods.
A growing amount of research is providing baby boomers with a number of ways they can stave off the development of Alzheimer's disease.
In 2007, a survey from U.S. News & World Report revealed that the number of college students aged 40 to 64 increased by 20 percent.
Whether you're an avid golfer or simply love taking a stroll through the outdoors, having a wide array of choices is important to anyone considering retirement.
On the heels of study revealing just 15 minutes of exercise a day can significantly extend your life, another batch of research suggests that watching too much TV could shorten it.
While some adult education programs offer students the chance to go back to school and get a degree they've always wanted, there are many other options popping up, like the Stanford's Continuing Studies Program (CSP).
Retirement savers who stuck with the unstable stock market throughout 2008 and 2009 have ended up faring much better than those who took their money out of equities in entirely.
Those who claim they don't exercise because they simply don't have enough time may need to find a new excuse.
. Life coach Eli Davidson, who brands herself a "reinvention expert," recently sat down with CNN to talk about getting a job in the 21st century.
New research has demonstrated that exercise has a unique way of keeping the brain healthy by actually modifying the organ so that it is less susceptible to internal damage.
Retirement planning can sometimes become a tangled process with a lot of loose ends and a lot of variables, but taking a few simple steps can help ensure that your second half is fulfilling, comfortable and financially secure.
. While every American thinking about the coming years should be sure to talk to a financial adviser about the future, there are a number of misconceptions that you should clear before any appointment.
It's no secret that many baby boomers are hoping to spend some of their retirement back in the classroom, but others may be wondering what the big attraction is.
Baby boomers are facing an unprecedented phase of their lives that is more a blend of work and retirement than it has been for previous generations at their age.
Not many places can blend together the passions of both golf and nature enthusiasts, but Del Webb Riverside at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, Florida, manages to do just that.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery is a popular program where mature students can head back to the classroom to attend everything from workshops to seminars to field trips.
Many baby boomers are thinking about how they can make their retirement as productive as possible with a new career, possibly in a field that they've felt passionate or curious about for years
President Jay Wintrob recently explained to CNBC that there are new variables to take into account when planning for retirement.
A new study conducted at Yale University discovered that the memory loss that some older adults experience may actually be reversible.
Recent research has been breaking ground in finding out what kind of lifestyle can be beneficial or detrimental to mental acuity over the years.
Calculating how much you'll be getting from Social Security checks is an important aspect of retirement planning.
New research from the University of California Los Angeles shows that reducing your risk for type 2 diabetes may mean going to the gym a little more often.
It's not easy to distinguish a retirement living community as one of the best, but Sun City Anthem in Florence, Arizona, has achieved national recognition.
The University of Delaware's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) often hosts open houses that are testaments to just how many things mature students can choose to study if they go back to the classroom.
As boomers get ready for retirement, they're bound to run into some terms that seem familiar, but aren't quite crystal clear. Some of the ones that are most often mentioned are the 401(k) and the individual retirement account (IRA).
Boomers who don't know where to begin with retirement planning may want to start by educating themselves about different available financial products.
Ever wanted to enjoy the famed climate of the Bay Area in California, but hesitated at the thought of being stuck in traffic for hours at a time?
Finding a job can be an intimidating process, especially because looking for one has changed so much in recent years.
In a recent statement, The American Stroke Association recommends that people lower their blood pressure to better regulate their risk for dementia.
Any city that attracts as many as 120,000 visitors a year to a renowned Tamale Festival clearly has the capacity to offer residents endless opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling retirement.
Larry Crowne, a recently released movie starring Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks, depicts an issue that is increasingly real for millions of Americans.
A July survey conducted by The Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com revealed some core findings about the baby boomer generation's views on aging, health and life.
Baby boomers who are thinking about retirement are trying to find a place that speaks to them and offers a beautiful backdop for their dreams for the future, whether that means finding a new creative outlet or becoming a champion at golf.
When you first step foot into historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, you may feel like you've stepped into another era.
Two new studies have revealed that even a minimal amount of exercise can help ward off cognitive decline later in life.
AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon recently wrote a column on how baby boomers are approaching a phase coined by anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson as "Adulthood II."
Steve Orr, the president and owner of Orr Financial Group, is no stranger to trying to help retirees save money.
Del Webb Sweetgrass is all about celebrating the beautiful Texas scenery and immersing yourself in the surrounding community.
y The New York Times Knowledge Network and the University of Southern California (USC) have formed a partnership that seeks to utilize the expertise of USC's faculty and New York Times journalists.
While regularly working out can carry immense health benefits, it can sometimes be frustrating when your weight doesn't correspond with fitness levels.
When many Americans choose to go on an exciting vacation, they choose to visit Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Deborah Russell, the Director of Workforce Issues with AARP, recently addressed some of the common issues faced by Americans 50 and over in the workplace.
Forty percent of Americans age 50 and older were still in the workforce as of last year and the numbers keep growing
These days, retirees are looking to live in an area that can offer a diverse array of experiences.
A new survey of Americans age 55 and over discovered that two-thirds of respondents view retirement as an opportunity to mix work and leisure.
The Encore Career Institute has been gathering steam ever since it was founded earlier this year.
A new study found that there may be a special power to grape seed polyphenols when it comes to preventing Alzheimer's disease.
The economic downturn left many Americans struggling with unexpected situations, whether they suddenly found that their 401(k) funds weren't as reliable as before or their children moved in with them after college.
After the economic downturn, many Americans went into shock mode. They were hesitant to invest in risky stocks and that attitude has persisted.
Certificates of achievement were recently awarded to 1,000 lifelong learning students from the Manatee Technical Institute in Florida.
A new study found that reducing carbohydrate-heavy foods can significantly reduce belly fat.
A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association highlighted the immense benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
It used to be that at around 65, Americans would be able to retire and live off a cushy pension plan, Social Security and other benefits. However, that reality has long become fantasy.
A new study conducted at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto has discovered that eating around two ounces of nuts each day can help control type 2 diabetes.
Finance writer Donna Fuscaldo recently outlined what steps you should take in assessing retirement priorities.
A new study published in Biological Psychiatry went deeper into the concept of what researchers called "the positivity effect."
If you think an ideal day is spent in the garden making sure that every beautiful bud is showing off its colors, then you're far from alone.
USA Today recently reached out to baby boomer readers and asked them how they were using the second half of their life for transformation.
Deciding where you want to retire can be a difficult quest, especially for today's baby boomers, who have diverse tastes and demand a lot more from retirement than previous generations.
Road Scholar offers learning on the road to mature Travelers who want to travel and gain knowledge at the same time.
Want to retire to Florida, but in the mood to find an exclusive spot that's both affordable and luxurious?
New research published in the medical journal Neurology shows that adding that dash of olive oil for taste and elegance may actually help reduce the risk of stroke in adults age 65 and over.
Many small business owners getting ready for retirement predict that they will keep working after 65, but in different capacities.
Ever since you were small, there's a good chance that dear old Dad was trying to teach you the value of a dollar.
Yoga has been steadily gaining popularity since the early 90s, and as baby boomers look for new and exciting ways to stay in shape during retirement, they're starting to approach the exercise with newfound enthusiasm.
A new Gallup poll confirms what many baby boomers have known for a while - more Americans are planning to stay in the workforce beyond traditional retirement age.
Eight Del Webb communities have been recognized in Where To Retire magazine's latest issue.
Working in retirement is expected to be a reality for the majority of Americans. Baby boomers don't want to sit still in retirement, so they're planning to stay on the job while enjoying the leisure of retirement at the same time.
These days, lifelong learning has become a familiar term to many Americans. Universities and programs that cater to more mature college students are gaining traction across the country.
Retirement planning is on the minds of many baby boomers, particularly as they adjust to their lives as empty-nesters. Kids have flown the coop completely, which means that they will require less financial assistance from Mom and Dad.
Real estate is a tough sell these days, especially because business is sluggish in many parts of the country. However, prospective homeowners who visit Indian Land, South Carolina, will find a different story.
A study conducted at Indiana University found that female runners who regularly engaged in hip strengthening significantly reduced the pain levels in their knees and improved their overall gaits
When you ask boomers about their retirement plans, you're more likely hear that they want to make a difference and keep working rather than fully retire.
Financial advisor Ben Tobias claims that more and more Americans are "easing into retirement both financially and emotionally." He says that he rarely ever sees a client just stop working.
You may not have heard of Buckeye, Arizona, but that won't always be the case. This booming town is rapidly growing - 2010 Census figures show that there was a 678 percent increase in population since 2000
These days, retirees are looking to go back to the classroom to learn about subjects that they may have skipped over during their first time at college.
Many baby boomers who are thinking about their retirement haven't yet taken the time to carefully evaluate what areas of their budget they may have to trim to retain their comfortable lifestyle in order to have money to spend on new luxuries.
Many baby boomers aren't thinking about retirement in terms of when they'll stop working.
Findings from the Social Security Administration reveal that almost 31 percent of Americans age 71 to 74 were still receiving an income of some kind in 2008. Almost half of those who were age 65 to 69 were found to be doing the same.
Research from the Metlife Mature Market Institute reveals that, for the past five years, grandparents have been giving the equivalent of $370 billion in support to their grandchildren.
If you've been to Las Vegas, odds are that you were impressed by the neon lights, extravagant hotels and wild casinos. But, after a few days in Sin City, travelers may be ready for a more peaceful retreat.
Researchers have recently proposed that a person's mile time can be an effective indicator of overall fitness level.
Griffin, Georgia, is a peaceful suburb only 35 miles from Atlanta with a population just shy of 25,000 people.
Professor Stephen McNair recently shared with The Guardian some of the results of his research on the effects of lifelong learning. He noted that education is "particularly important" during retirement.
The township of Manchester, New Jersey, is just 82.9 square miles, and has a quiet, community feel to it that is often hard to replicate in bigger cities.
One form of exercise that may be a little underappreciated is the art of brain fitness, which is making a bigger splash as new products come out that are meant to help keep the mind sharp.
Harvard University has become one of the latest schools to offer unique learning experiences for the baby boomer generation. Fittingly, the schools' Advanced Leadership Initiative is, like its undergrad and graduate programs, quite selective.
As boomers look toward the future of their careers, they don't see retirement as a time to stop working. Instead, they see it as the chance to begin something new.
New research published in The Journal of The National Cancer Institute may come as welcome news for people who indulge in a few cups of coffee a day.
With its distinctive Victorian and pre-WWI architecture and beautiful summer flowers, Georgetown, Texas, is as historic as it is breathtaking.
After interviewing hundreds of Americans between the ages of 47 and 65, researchers found that 79 percent of boomers estimated that they will retire later than they had originally planned.
Most Americans know that one of the keys to having a comfortable retirement is planning ahead. But, for many, outlining a budget may have fallen by the wayside.
Day traders and amateur investors who enjoy watching market developments may feel that they are far from done with trading when they retire, but it's important to make sure that a nest egg isn't relying on volatile stocks before trying to invest again.
Have you ever dreamed of waking up to the quiet rustling of the ocean outside your window? At Ponta Verda Beach in Florida, residents and tourists experience this seaside dream each day.
There are 117 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the country and their popularity is growing as baby boomers think about heading back to the classroom.
If you're a glass half-full type of person, there's even more reason to be happy - research has linked optimism with longer life expectancies and an overall healthier life.
The historic town of Florence, Arizona, offers a view of the open desert and a culturally rich downtown area that is sure to appeal to anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Nowadays, there is a lot more awareness about the benefits of regular exercise, especially after retirement, but many people have a hard time choosing what kind of fitness regimen they want to try.
Have you always wished you had the chance to learn something, but work and family issues got in the way? It appears that many older Americans feel the same.
Active baby boomers across the country are choosing to eschew traditional retirement in favor of working longer, and many are electing to do an "encore" career.
More and more research proves that there are mental as well as physical benefits to staying active, and fitness may be a key to staying youthful.
A new survey conducted by online stock trading firm Scottrade has found that women were just about as confident in their retirement savings as men, with 69 percent rating their confidence levels as good or very good.
More and more research is proving that the key to having a happy and healthy retirement may be to stay active, but studies can be somewhat vague when recommending different forms of exercise.
Retirement may not be a full-time commitment for baby boomers - many are seeking part-time positions as ways to stay busy and learn new skills.
Retirees often have valuable skills and wisdom that they can teach to others, while reaping the benefit of earning additional income.
Retirement planning can prove to be a difficult and strenuous process for many Americans, and many may find that they are depending on their 401(k)s a little more than in years past.
The influential baby boomer demographic is expected to reinvent retirement, and many are planning to work well past the traditional retirement age.
The economic downturn left many baby boomers struggling with their finances and savings, which means that debt has become a worrisome part of their lives.
If you spent some of your childhood taking piano lessons or strumming on a guitar, new research may make you remember the lessons a little more fondly.
Polly Hoover had always been an enthusiast when it came to education. In the 1930s, she earned a scholarship thanks to her academic prowess, but had to put school on hold when her father told her that she needed to help with the family farm.
Whether choosing to work out of pleasure or necessity, it appears that more baby boomers are deciding to stay on the job for a few more years.
In the United States and Canada, universities are creating new programs and initiatives that will help retirees go back to the classroom.
For retirees who are looking for a breathtaking mountain backdrop and a quiet, countryside setting, Hoschton, Georgia, is sure to impress.
After 84 years of working, Sally Gordon, 102, is deciding to call it quits as an assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Nebraska government.
Doreetha Daniels, 95, thought that her days in the classroom were over, until she was inspired to hit the books by her grandchildren, who were earning their college degrees.
As baby boomers plan for their retirement in earnest, many are realizing the damage done to their nest eggs in the recent years due to tough economic times.
A new Gallup poll has discovered that nonretired Americans are now forecasting that they will be retiring from work later than ever at 66-years-old on average. In 1995, Americans predicted that they would retire by 60.
Hilton Head, South Carolina, may be best known for its resort lifestyle - as a prime vacation spot, an estimated 2.25 million visitors stayed on the island and spent more than $1.5 billion on cultural activities in the area.
Huntley, Illinois, is often known as the "Friendly Village With Country Charm," because of its small-town feel. Residents here enjoy the quieter side of life, but are also just outside of Chicago.
A Harris Interactive poll has revealed that Americans who are 66 or older may be the most health-conscious when it comes to picking out their groceries.
While the traditional college student may be a twenty-something who is leaving home for the first time, more and more institutions are now turning their eye toward retiring baby boomers as prospective students.
Orlando, Florida, is often thought of as the ultimate getaway for all ages, and there's little reason to wonder why - the Orlando area is home to some of the most renowned amusement parks in the country.
A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive has revealed differences in saving and spending tendencies for men and women.
Recently, 97-year-old Agnes Zhelesnik decided to help her class of preschoolers learn with the help of some fresh banana bread. She explained that it was all part of teaching the kids the alphabet.
A new study conducted by Michigan State University has found that people who owned a dog and regularly went on walks were 34 percent more likely to reach federally recommended levels of exercise.
At 65, Carl Wheeler has led a successful career as an engineer. But, instead of retiring, he's now working on giving back to the community and using his lifetime of experience in the process.
More than ever, Americans are flocking to gyms. It's not just college students anymore, either - The Wall Street Journal estimates that 10.5 million Americans age 55 and over now own memberships to health clubs.
As baby boomers contemplate their retirement, it's important to acknowledge that they are navigating a much different financial landscape than what their parents faced.
Time Magazine reports that we may be entering an era of "amortality," when age will no longer matter.
The Great Recession taught many baby boomers to be a little more careful about their expenses, and now that retirement is coming closer, households are rethinking how they use their savings.
Many Americans have been left struggling after the recession, and a number of baby boomers have decided to take things into their own hands by starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs.
Only 32 percent baby boomers polled in a new survey were found to be confident in the investments they had made.
When most baby boomers retire, they're not only looking for a relaxing and quiet atmosphere, they're also looking for the non-stop excitement and entertainment that only bigger cities can offer.
Conventional wisdom has held that older adults reach a point at which they are unable to build any more muscle, but a new study has found that this view may be way off the mark.
The elixir of eternal youth may not be so hard to find after all - author Kimberly Snyder recently told USA Today that there are some everyday diet tips that can help keep skin stay young and fresh.
American baby boomers aren't the only ones who are shaking up the traditional meaning of retirement. Their northern counterparts in Canada are doing the same.
When some people retire, they choose to pick up a new language and learn about a different culture. This may not only provide a useful skill to retirees when they travel abroad, but new research indicates it could also help keep the brain active.
Whether looking for a respite after a hard day at work or just trying to find a way to spend their leisure time doing something productive and creative, it seems that more older adults are choosing to go back to the classroom.
New research has revealed that fiber can provide multiple health benefits, as the nutrient has been found to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and weight problems.
It's easy to find the days of the Wild Wild West romantic and picturesque, and these dreams can be realized for retirees who choose to move to Texas.
Whether you're saving for retirement or saving for all the things you want to do in retirement, everything starts with a budget and a plan.
Forbes.com recently listed Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, as prime retirement destinations.
Lately, fitness centers have started noticing a new trend in their membership - the average age of members has increased.
More Americans are staying in the office in their 60s and 70s, which may actually be a good strategy for a more comfortable lifestyle.
Some analysts have dubbed members of the baby boomer generation "nevertirees," because many are planning to keep working during their retirement.
The economic downturn left many reeling, particularly older adults who were counting on their investments to provide a cushion during retirement.
When it comes time to retire, a popular trend among many adults is to downsize to a more intimate retirement community.
Baby boomers have traditionally thought about retirement as a time to finally dip into their savings. However today’s economic climate has prompted many to reconsider how they are spending their retirement dollars.
After a long winter hibernation, many are looking for ways to get back in shape with the advent of the Spring season.
Many baby boomers approaching retirement want to relax but aren't ready to give up working entirely.
Many are making their retirement a learning experience, going back to school and studying subjects they never had time to explore.
A recent survey conducted by the Society of Actuaries shows that 72 percent of pre-retirees and 55 percent of retirees believe that their retirement savings are protected from inflation.
Older adults should take the time to financially plan for longer life expectancy.
As the baby boomer generation ages, many are planning to move to small, intimate retirement communities in order to better enjoy themselves.
Researchers at the University of Alabama (UAB) have found that the key to avoiding cancers and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease may be as simple as healthy eating.
It’s no secret that many baby boomers expect to have a working retirement. The most recent Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey found that more than 70 percent of baby boomers anticipate working in some fashion.
Baby Boomers of today are living more vibrantly than ever before, pursuing exciting new life experiences and staying active.
Researchers from Michigan State University recently concluded that 60 percent of dog owners who regularly take their canine for a walk receive moderate to vigorous exercise from the activity.
A Barclays Wealth Insight report from September 2010 has gone as far to dub these boomers as the "nevertirees."