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Frederick Law Olmsted was a visionary. Recognizing a need in society that many others missed in the 1800s, he designed the incredible grounds of New York City’s Central Park. He knew that people of all ages, whether in urban or rural areas, need to spend time outside — basking in the sun, walking through a…

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Next Avenue by Julie Pfitzinger - 13h ago

It happened again this morning. I’d just finished a task at my desk and thought, Okay, time to call Dad. Then my eyes teared up as I remembered, Dad’s not here anymore. My father died on March 19 at the age of 87. Four days earlier, he’d played tennis. The end was swift, and for…

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(This essay is the 17th and final one in the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging series, The Business of Aging, running on Next Avenue weekly. The essays are a companion piece to the center’s new report, Silver to Gold: The Business of Aging.) Let’s envision a model for healthy, functional longevity based…

The post The Key to Ultimate Health: Bioresilience appeared first on Next Avenue.

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Next Avenue by Grace Birnstengel - 3d ago

(Editor’s note: This content is provided by VSP Vision Care, a Next Avenue sponsor.) When we visit our eye doctor there are a couple things we expect from them. We expect them to check for current eye problems, and we also expect them to discuss conditions that may affect our eyes in the future. But did…

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UCLA’s medical school class of 2021 said “thank you” this spring to a group of donors, most of whom who couldn’t attend the celebration. They had died, and had left their bodies to UCLA Medical School. With the full permission of each body donor, these first-year medical students took them apart, piece by piece, to learn…

The post Med Students Say ‘Thank You’ for My Dad’s Gift appeared first on Next Avenue.

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Maybe you’ve been reading about the allegations that famed Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, a widower, has been a victim of financial elder abuse, potentially putting his $50 million+ estate in jeopardy. An LA Court just issued a temporary restraining order against a man who has claimed to be the caregiver for Lee, who is 95.…

The post Financial Elder Abuse: The Big Lie Boomers’ Parents Tell Themselves appeared first on Next Avenue.

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Editor’s Note: This podcast is from The Not Old – Better show.  This “Fitness Friday” edition of The Not Old – Better Show features returning guest Sabrena Jo, the director of science and research content for the American Council on Exercise. She shares important information about the “Talk Test” — a simple way exercisers can know the…

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Next Avenue by Julie Pfitzinger - 4d ago

(This is an excerpt from Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss published by University of Nevada Press, May 2018.) My favorite part of any funeral is the eulogy. Perhaps it’s strange to have a favorite part of a funeral. But I do. The terrible and wonderful thing about a eulogy is…

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Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Board raised its benchmark short-term interest rate by 0.25 percent; additional rate hikes are expected later this year and next year. This news may have you thinking about buying bank certificates of deposit (CDs) or bonds for your retirement portfolio, to take advantage of the higher rates. Which is best for…

The post Bank CDs or Bonds for Your Retirement Portfolio? appeared first on Next Avenue.

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Allison Task, author of the fine new book, Personal (R)evolution: How to Be Happy, Change Your Life and Do That Thing You’ve Always Wanted to Do, calls herself a “coaching geek.” But the Montclair, N.J.-based career and life coach changed her own life quite a few times to get where she is today — including…

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