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4/30/2015 – 1 in 5 Elderly Americans Dies Broke, Survey Shows

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46% of Americans had less than $10,000 in financial assets in the last year of their life. Read the full article at Time.

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4/30/2015 – Aging Latinas Are Boosting U.S. Entrepreneurial Numbers

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Entrepreneurial activity in the U.S. is in a historic slump, according to Gallup and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship. But you’d never know it by looking at the data on Latina entrepreneurs. Read the full article at Forbes.

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4/30/2015 – Scientists discover an important new driver of aging

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Scientists reported Thursday that they had identified an important new potential driver of aging, a finding that could have vast implications for human longevity and the treatment of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Read the full article at The Washington Post.

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4/30/2015 – Put Granny in the Garage (And Other Ideas for Graying Cities)

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In U.S. politics, “seniors’ issues” usually means Medicare and Social Security and how much to spend on them. That needs to change, as a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development illustrates: The pressure of demographics will turn plenty of more mundane things into seniors’ issues. For a glimpse into that future, take a […]

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4/29/2015 – Perseverance key to children’s intellectual growth, Stanford scholar says

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Passion, dedication and persistence count the most when children are cultivating their intelligence and talents, a Stanford scholar says. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate, said that when children are praised for the process they engage in – hard work, strategies, focus, persistence – they become better learners. Read […]

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4/29/2015 – The 50+ Worker: Talented, Vital, But Where’s The Demand?

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Two studies released in the last two weeks characterize the value and strengths of older workers in the American economy — and decry their underuse in the American workplace. Last week, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) released its 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey and found, among other things, that the percentage of people expecting to […]

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4/29/2015 – Move afoot to make colleges age-friendly

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In February, I took America’s colleges to task for failing to serve America’s midlife population, by and large. Now I’m back to report that Encore.org, the nonprofit geared to second acts for the greater good, is making strides that just might steer colleges to become more age-friendly. Read the full article at MarketWatch.

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4/29/2015 – For boomers, it’s the retirement plan that never happened

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Call it the retirement that never was. The oldest baby boomers are turning 69 years old this year, yet many are still working and have no plans to go anywhere. Read the full article at CNBC.

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4/29/2015 – A Vision of a Future Free of Alzheimer’s

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It is the year 2025 and it seems like a miracle reminiscent of John F. Kennedy’s moonshot. A multi-modality cure for Alzheimer’s disease was recently discovered, fast-tracked and approved by the FDA. Not just a prevention (although that came first, back in 2020), but breakthroughs in science and technology have actually caused a reversal of […]

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4/28/2015 – Will childless Millennials turn America into Japan?

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Here’s a recipe for an economic armageddon: Take a rapidly aging society and a younger generation that’s not having kids. The result? An incredible shrinking economy that’s also burdened by huge costs to its Social Security and tax systems. Read the full article at CBS MoneyWatch.

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