recent from 267 Medicare Enrollment Deadlines
PUT MEDICARE ON YOUR CALENDAR Not so long ago, you needed to remember the date of your wedding anniversary, your kids’ birthdays and maybe a few other special milestones.  But if you are a Baby Boomer on the verge of retirement (or if you’ve already taken the plunge), you have to keep Medicare... Read More
recent from 81 Diet Soda Surprise: Boomers Beware!
DIET SODA SURPRISE A recent study suggests a link between diet sodas and larger waistlines in those over 65.  Yes, you read that correctly:  DIET soda may be expanding our waistlines! A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly... Read More
recent from 79 Feel Good Superfoods
SUPERFOODS EXPLAINED I think it’s safe to say that we know what we should be eating and how we should be eating it. We are bombarded with this information time and time again.  We still wish there was a miracle metabolism booster.  And we want sugar (because it does indeed come from a plant) to be a “pure”... Read More
recent from 48 The Silver Tsunami: Our Aging Workforce
OUR AGING WORKFORCE & THE GREAT DIVIDE Carl can still remember the first time he was at the Keurig coffee machine in the office cafeteria with Patrick, his new associate, when the age issue came up. Patrick was a recent graduate of Holy Cross, one of the brightest young people Carl had ever met and a... Read More
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Donna Giachetti blogs for Act Two

Lately I’ve started to worry about some of my hyper-digital-multi-tasking habits. read more

Anne Ambuhl blogs about beauty and style

Birds do it. Bees do it. And yes, so do Baby Boomers! Staying in the sex game is worth it. read more

John Schwab's movie reviews

Vittorio De Sica's classic with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni is worth a new look today. read more

Rosy Prose from the perspective of the second half of life

By the time she hit 70 or so, my mother just told it like it was. She became a crusty old broad! read more

recent from 110 We Still Love Muscle Cars
OUR ROMANCE WITH MUSCLE CARS— Okay, I admit it.  Rather than a muscle car, I drove a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle when I was in college and through the first several years of my working career.  But I did have buddies who were fully wrapped up in the “muscle car” craze that swept America in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Read More
recent from 58 Lauren Graham Interview
LAUREN GRAHAM SAYS SHE HAS A SPECIALTY. You know her as one of the Gilmore Girls.  Or as that confused mom on “Parenthood.” “I always play these flaky, extremely verbal people,” she says. These days, however, she is appearing on screen as another type of woman.   “This was different.  This woman felt like a... Read More
recent from 32 Love & Money & Aging Gracefully
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A.R. GURNEY, MARK LAMOS AND MAUREEN ANDERMAN A.R. “Pete” Gurney’s newest play, Love & Money, brings us Cornelia Cunningham—a wealthy Manhattan widow who, since she is well past that famously undefined certain age, has decided to give away her riches before she dies.  Affluent and... Read More
recent from 91 Managing Your Retirement Income
PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT CASH FLOW— Detailed budgeting, frequent monitoring of income and expenses and prompt action to address potential cash flow problems are essential elements of financial planning for retirees.  Despite careful planning and reasonable assumptions about investment returns, inflation,... Read More
recent from 234 This Week’s Baby Boomer Humor
ACT TWO INVITES YOU— We’re inviting you to chuckle along with our growing collection of baby boomer humor.  Whether you like visual gags, sarcastic quips or just-plain-silly nonsense, there’s something here for you.  We’ll be adding new content every week, so visit often!  If you see a... Read More
recent from 84 Yoga Music: The Road to Nirvana?
EXCUSE ME, IS THIS THE ROAD TO NIRVANA? I’m taking a new direction in life.  I’m on the path to self-enlightenment and lower blood pressure.  In order to control the thing we Italians call “agita,” I started listening to yoga radio.  No Taylor Swift, no Rihanna, no Coldplay. Even though I listen to yoga... Read More
recent from 22 Marriage Italian Style
TO NAPLES WITH LOVE Virtuoso director and actor Vittorio De Sica, who crafted such all-time Italian neorealist classics as Bicycle Thieves (1948) and Umberto D. (1952), using keenly observed melodramatic Italian behavior and characters, pulls us into a hilarious darkly comic story in 1960s Naples, Italy.... Read More
recent from 24 65 Things To Do When You Retire – TRAVEL!
BOOK REVIEW OF 65 Things to Do When You Retire 65 Intrepid Travel Writers and Experts Reveal Fun Places and New Horizons to Explore in Your Retirement by Mark Evan Chimsky, Sellers Publishing, Inc. The world abounds with how-to books that often become relegated to a box in storage, never to really be used,... Read More