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Anne Wrider

Retirees Pursuing Second Careers

Retirement is taking on a new meaning for the baby boomer generation. Many of them see retirement as an opportunity to launch a second career, as opposed to engaging in leisure activities. Many boomers, more than any other generation, seek a second career in retirement out of curiosity or financial necessity...

Senior Switches From Church Pulpit to Theatre Stage

A year ago, Anne Wrider retired from the Church. She sold her house and moved back to Chicago to pursue acting professionally. “People say, ‘How courageous of you to start a whole new career at age 67,’” says Anne. “But it doesn’t feel like courage, really, it feels more like a big new adventure!”

Donn Kramer

How a Cancer Diagnosis Inspired New Dreams

Donn Kramer recently retired after spending over four decades as a Goodyear executive. Kramer realized that improving his golf game is yet to become his sole purpose in life, so he spoke with his financial planner about the possibility of transitioning into a new career.

Boredom Leads to Successful Business

Patricia Barron, or “Big Mama” to those who know her well, finally achieved her lifelong dream of opening her own restaurant at the age of 67. While it may have taken her over 40 years to see that dream realized, everything she learned along the way has contributed to her success.

The Opioid Crisis and Fall Risk

Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Suicidal Signs in Older Adults

Older men are at higher risk for committing suicide compared to older women in part because men in American culture are conditioned to not acknowledge their feelings and may feel more hopeless about the future.

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Sounds You’ll Never Hear Again

Time rolls on and takes with it certain sounds of each generation. For today’s baby boomers and older seniors, time has faded a number of everyday noises and tones.

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Bathroom Safety: The Toilet

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for people of all ages, but older Americans are more vulnerable to falls and injuries.