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April 3, 2016

New housing solution unites youth & seniors + more from the week online

…the Social Security Administration site, and read a detailed explanation, along with advice on how best to implement the strategies and what to do if a Social Security representative tells…

September 13, 2019

“Fall” Into New Skills and New Classes

…Essentials, Workout!, Smartphone Photography, and Social Media ) and Wednesday, September 25 (Creative Expression, Social Engagement, Civic Engagement Courses – Etsy, Creating a Website with Wix, and Digital Storytelling )…

January 12, 2016

SOTU 2016: Where to Stream It, How to Get Answers

…January 14, is the White House’s Big Block of Cheese Day. With a reference to Coolidge’s attempt at community engagement, the White House has invited a selection government of can…

October 19, 2016

The Freebird Club: A New AirBnB Just for Seniors

…or by staying in other seniors’ homes while traveling. It’s a sharing economy concept with a generational twist that emphasizes social engagement. One more thing Mangan learned: We don’t like…

August 25, 2013

Linky Sunday: Ageism Brit-style, Apple vs. ‘Droid, Obamacre & Medicare…

…Click here for a window into aging, British style. Online Social Security scam Identity thieves are stealing obtain the personal information of Social Security beneficiaries and rerouting the victims’ direct…

August 30, 2013

There Goes the Language! 16 New OED Words We Love (phablet, anyone?)

…smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. The word entered the mainstream last year when Hillary Clinton used it in a text message. Srsly Short for “seriously.”…

October 2, 2017

Who Should Design Tools for Older People?

…Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood, a Brooklyn-based incubator for social innovation that’s an offshoot of New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood. The process? Present solutions, gather feedback and…

February 6, 2019

Be a Changemaker – Digitally

Not long ago, doing social good meant taking to the streets…literally. Whether the issue was the environment, politics or social justice, any plan had to include meetings, marches and public…

September 17, 2014

How to Get Started on Instagram

What if there were a service that instantly sent you new photos of your grandkids the instant they were taken? There is. One of the most popular social networks in…

July 11, 2015

Person of the Week: Thom Feeney

…and the drive to make something happen can do using a simple online tool and . “The beauty of the internet and social media means that a campaign like this…

March 10, 2016

How to Start Your Own Local Group With Meetup

…I wrote about how I got an instant social life through Meetup.com while I was snowbirding in Florida. Then I moved to Florida — in the summer, when the snowbirds…

July 30, 2013

5 Best Countries to Grow Old In

…States ranked tenth and China last. Why are things so good for Dutch retirees? Not only do they receive a social security-like pension based on lifetime earnings, they also receive…

May 18, 2016

A Senior Residence is On the Block — But 5 Seniors Won’t Budge

…in our 90s. We’re both handicapped. Neither of us drive… It’s not easy, making connections as a senior, but we need it. It’s up there with Medicare and Social Security….

May 29, 2014

Aging Out of Place in San Vicente, Ecuador

…cracking Don’s retirement nest egg to smithereens. They thought of giving up their home on Florida’s Gulf Coast — but where could they live on Don’s social security? “Frankly, I…

March 6, 2016

JFK’s former nurse turns 100 — plus more from the week online

…heard over and over that we supposedly need to gut Social Security in order to “save” it. But for the 21 million Americans whose Social Security benefits are the only…