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Get comfy in those office chairs, folks … you’re going to be there a while

Get comfy in those office chairs, folks … you’re going to be there a while

Life Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

As anyone who’s ever looked at a pay stub knows, a portion of every paycheck goes into the nation’s Social Security Trust Funds with the expectation of getting the money back once you hit retirement age. Unfortunately, the...

 Holly Van Remmen hopes her research will delay the onset of muscle atrophy keep older adults stronger. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

Holly Van Remmen hopes her research will delay the onset of muscle atrophy keep older adults stronger. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

What if a 78-year-old man could be as strong as a 48-year-old?

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

What would aging look like if we didn't become weaker? One researcher is working to make it a reality

It's mind-set: Oldest seniors refuse to accept the stereotype of growing feeble

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Researchers find that society's focus on youth culture and negative stereotypes about aging prompt memory loss and stress. But older adults who want to dispel notions of becoming feeble have growing ranks to emulate.

Libraries team with community programs to offer senior services at no cost

Libraries team with community programs to offer senior services at no cost

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Programs such as Tai Chi, genealogy and Library by Mail are offered to older adults to help them stay engaged.

 Kendra Orcutt demonstrates features in a new master bathroom she modified. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN] 

Kendra Orcutt demonstrates features in a new master bathroom she modified. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN] 

Ditching the 'retirement community' to age in place

Updated: Tue, Nov 28, 2017

For a lot of people, a retirement community is beyond what they can do financially. And the reality is, most people ꟷ 85 percent ꟷ simply don’t want to move. But how do you create a home with accessibility features that will accommodate lifelong aging?

 Sitting beside each other on their piano bench in their home. The Gadberrys are a septuagenarian gospel singing couple who have renovated their home to allow them to live there safely — looking for

Sitting beside each other on their piano bench in their home. The Gadberrys are a septuagenarian gospel singing couple who have renovated their home to allow them to live there safely — looking for "aging in place" retrofits around the house. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Home is retuned to keep up with singing couple as they age

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Evelyn and Doyle Gadberry might have had to leave their home for the safety — and expense — of assisted living if not for a program offered by the city of Norman and the assistance of an occupational therapist

 Members of linkAges attend a tech day where volunteers, usually high school or college students, offer their skills. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY LINKAGES]

Members of linkAges attend a tech day where volunteers, usually high school or college students, offer their skills. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY LINKAGES]

Pilot program seeks to improve seniors' health by connecting them with community

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

LinkAges, a pilot program launched four years ago by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, is an intergenerational network of people helping each other.

Me, you and the spiders

Me, you and the spiders

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

You have to keep coming up from the depths, never stopping, forever moving, always fighting for that for bit of life, breath, air ꟷ all of us.

The new reality of old age in America

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

People are living longer, more expensive lives, often without much of a safety net. As a result, record numbers of Americans older than 65 are working — now nearly 1 in 5.

 About 52 percent of adults reaching age 65 today will need home-care services in their lifetimes. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

About 52 percent of adults reaching age 65 today will need home-care services in their lifetimes. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

How to get long-term care at home without busting the bank

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense.

The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars

Updated: Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Rising demand for services for the elderly is taking a toll on local governments, as communities nationwide seek to accommodate a growing senior-citizen population while still tending to schools, roads, parks and other needs.

Baby boomers join 'aging-at-home villages' for yoga, happy hour and biking

Life | Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Fifty-plus set seeks communities that provide a richer social life with others similarly situated.