My relatives fell for this new scam. Will you?

By Ismat Mangla I recently learned about a nasty new scam making the rounds while visiting older relatives in Michigan during the holidays. Last October, my family members received a phone call from a company dubbed Utility Savings Expert, whose website ( features the tagline We are here to help you, but omits the second half…

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Are you pushing away your adult children?

(This article previously appeared on Ask parents their biggest concerns about their relationships with their adult kids, and many will tell you: not enough time together, not enough regular communication, not feeling needed or wanted unless the kids NEED something and not understanding why they aren’t closer. Barring a child’s serious issues, like substance abuse…

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Medicaid Work Requirements Update

The Trump Administration recently announced that it will allow states to require Medicaid recipients to work, take job training, or do community service to stay eligible for the program. To date, ten states have asked to make this change, and the administration has given the greenlight to the first—Kentucky. What will the requirement mean for older adults,…

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Good news about bad pain

If your back, knees or neck persistently act up, you may be one of the 100 million people in the U.S. affected by chronic pain. It’s defined as pain that persists longer than 12 weeks…and you may be way too familiar with how your doctor greets you when figuring out what to do about it—asking you,…

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Don’t Let Someone Steal Your Heart . . . And Your Money

You meet a new sweetheart online through social media or on a dating website. Quickly he or she professes their love for you and prefers to communicate through email or phone calls. They’re from the U.S, but happen to be traveling, in the military or working abroad — too far away to meet in person.…

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Friends with Benefits?….or more?

Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email Friends with Benefits?….or more? I am a sensual, 68-year-old woman. I believe that sexual…

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Q&A: Just Getting Started with Morgan Freeman

One might argue that Morgan Freeman, 80, has been making movies about retirement since the start of his career, steering into the spotlight as Jessica Tandy’s patient chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. Since then he’s danced around senior stories with Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List and with Bruce Willis in Red, last…

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