Author: Erica Manfred

July 18, 2016

Starting Over: From Insurance Sales to Uber Driver

What’s it like to drive for Uber as an older woman? This senior is loving it — and the stories she hears.

July 13, 2016

Eight Great Myths of Aging

No, older people are not easy prey for scam artists. That’s just one myth that studies have shot down. Guess what the others are.

June 29, 2016

The Latest Gadgets for Seniors

New York City’s premier consumer-electronics show just wrapped up. We asked Digidame, a veteran techie, for her picks.

June 10, 2016

My Name Is Erica and I’m a Cellphone Addict

Have you ever suffered from Post Traumatic Phone-loss Disorder, or PTPD? Turns out there’s a good reason — and remedies.

May 6, 2016

Mommie Not So Dearest? A New Film Sparks Forgiveness

What kind of relationship did you have with your mother?

May 4, 2016

Q&A: Ashton Applewhite on Why We Must Mobilize Against Ageism

Applewhite’s “This Chair Rocks” is an unexpected best seller — it might even launch a movement.

April 21, 2016

How to Use Google Earth

Revisit your past, check a vacation destination, house hunt from home, tour the world — there are so many reasons to use Google Earth.

March 10, 2016

How to Start Your Own Local Group With Meetup

Want to find people to see movies or talk politics with? Take walks or discuss books? This site lets you start a social life in your own ‘hood.

February 18, 2016

Sleeves for Older Women: Must We Really?

Are you a woman over 60? Do you cover your upper arms — even if you’ve decided to reveal the gray? What’s up with that?

January 6, 2016

How to Blog on Facebook

Feeling creative? A new Facebook feature makes it easy to start a blog— and keep blogging.

December 22, 2015

Streaming Now: Ten 2015 Movies You Shouldn’t Have Missed

Catch up on these terrific films right on your iPad or laptop.

December 4, 2015

When Is the Right Time to Get Cataract Surgery?

If you think it’s all about a ripe cataract, you’re wrong.

October 23, 2015

“The Intern”: Grownup to the Rescue

When was the last time you saw a comedy that celebrates the value of older workers in the tech sector?

October 9, 2015

How to Get Rid of Ads on the Web

Had enough of the ads that pop up, follow you around and hide what you want to read? Blocking them is easy!

September 8, 2015

Aging Rockers Streep and Pacino Finally Face the Music

Life choices come back to haunt them in a pair of soulful rock ‘n roll movies.