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May 15, 2011 | By Alan Fram, ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Baby boomers facing retirement are worried about their finances, and many believe that they will need to work longer than planned or will never be able to retire, according to a poll released last month. The 76 million-strong generation born between 1946 and 1964 has clung tenaciously to its youth. Now, boomers are getting nervous about retirement. Only 11 percent of those polled said they were strongly convinced that they would be able to live in comfort. Fifty-five percent said they were somewhat or very certain that they could retire with financial security.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Slender as a strand of capellini, as Italians call angel-hair pasta, Mid-August Lunch is a pleasant taste of Roman life. The semi-autobiography starring, written, and directed by Gianni di Gregorio (who cowrote the Neapolitan gangster saga Gomorrah ) is the tale of a fiftyish bachelor, Gianni (di Gregorio), devoted to his nonagenarian mother (Valeria de Franciscis). Gianni lives on credit to care for the matriarch, who herself resembles a strand of capellini topped with a saucy blond bouffant.
NEWS
March 9, 2005 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Growing old used to be so simple. Now experts call 40 the new 20 and 70 the new 50, with women sounding like mighty warriors and men acting hormonal. When 4,000 "professionals in aging" gather in Philadelphia for a conference this week, chances are that not a one will be using the terms golden years or old age. Perhaps all generations feel the same way, but this one thinks it's different, refusing to act - or look - its age. Whistler's mother, of the famous portrait, tells the story.
NEWS
October 6, 1998 | By Meredith Fischer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Seventy-five-year-old Lucille Carlton leans back against her plush sofa, tugs at her gray tweed skirt to keep it from riding up, and lets out a great cackle. She is reading a passage on "delicious intimacy" from her recently published book, In Sickness and in Health: Sex, Love and Chronic Illness. Barely 5 feet tall, with steel gray hair cropped short around her lightly powdered face, Carlton, of Chesterbrook, is known to some as Chester County's Dr. Ruth. "People say I'm like Dr. Ruth, but I think I'm better than Dr. Ruth," said Carlton, her eyes peeking over the book's cover.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
At 75, Abe Mandel was looking dapper as ever in a gray suit and black pinstripe tie as he kicked off the closing-out sale for A Man's Image, the South Philadelphia men's clothing store that he built into a neighborhood institution. Thursday was the first day of half-off deals on almost everything in the store. Mandel needs to meet an end-of-June deadline to empty the space completely for a new restaurant moving in. "We have to move goods out of here and fast," Mandel said, overlooking the steady stream of customers.
NEWS
July 7, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Senate's cowardice It is horrifying that Pennsylvania's Senate Judiciary Committee lacked the courage and wisdom to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice retroactively ("Pa. panel dials back sex-abuse measure," June 29) and that the Senate passed an amended bill 49-0 on Thursday. There must be room for the provision to be found constitutional given that Sen. John Rafferty Jr. of Delaware County, who is running for state attorney general, had no issues with it. And the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and several high-level prosecutors have supported retroactivity for years.
NEWS
May 3, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Dotty, a loving 9-year-old domestic short-hair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Dotty is getting a bit tired of spending her golden years in a cage. She loves to be petted and to lounge around and would be content just snoozing in a window of her own every day. She has a disorder called FLUTD so she needs to eat a diet of mostly wet food and kept in a low stress environment. Dotty is already spayed and FIV/FELV negative. Give her a chance to love you and we guarantee you won't be disappointed.
NEWS
July 25, 2012 | Jason Nark
ACCORDING TO the state Attorney General's Office, Pennsylvania has the third-highest percentage of older residents in the country, with approximately 2 million residents over age 65. With the multitude of baby boomers approaching their golden years, more children and relatives will be counting on outside help to care for the elderly, through caretakers, nursing homes and social-service agencies. The Attorney General's Office created an elder-abuse unit in 2006 for this reason, and if you have an elderly relative in someone else's care, the unit says to be mindful of strange bruises or injuries, unaccounted bank-account activity and a marked change in behavior when the caretaker is around.
NEWS
September 28, 1994 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
At 66, Frank Thompson says he just wants to enjoy his "golden years. " But he's going to have to spend about three of them in prison. Thompson was sentenced yesterday to 3 to 6 years by Common Pleas Judge Lisa Richette for a 1979 homicide in Germantown. Assistant District Attorney David Augenbraun said Thompson, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, fled to New York after he fatally shot Nathaniel Coley, 52, of Wakefield Street near Ashmead, on Aug. 20, 1979, on Collom Street near Germantown Avenue.
NEWS
November 18, 2010
I have read very few articles complaining about the fact that those of us on Social Security have not received a cost-of-living increase in two years and are not expected to receive one despite inflation. Interestingly, others on the public payroll continue to receive cost-of-living increases. Then I read that members of President Obama's deficit reduction commission want to increase the age requirements for Social Security while decreasing the amount of money we receive each month ("An honest blueprint," Friday)
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NEWS
July 7, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Senate's cowardice It is horrifying that Pennsylvania's Senate Judiciary Committee lacked the courage and wisdom to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice retroactively ("Pa. panel dials back sex-abuse measure," June 29) and that the Senate passed an amended bill 49-0 on Thursday. There must be room for the provision to be found constitutional given that Sen. John Rafferty Jr. of Delaware County, who is running for state attorney general, had no issues with it. And the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and several high-level prosecutors have supported retroactivity for years.
NEWS
May 3, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Dotty, a loving 9-year-old domestic short-hair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Dotty is getting a bit tired of spending her golden years in a cage. She loves to be petted and to lounge around and would be content just snoozing in a window of her own every day. She has a disorder called FLUTD so she needs to eat a diet of mostly wet food and kept in a low stress environment. Dotty is already spayed and FIV/FELV negative. Give her a chance to love you and we guarantee you won't be disappointed.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
At 75, Abe Mandel was looking dapper as ever in a gray suit and black pinstripe tie as he kicked off the closing-out sale for A Man's Image, the South Philadelphia men's clothing store that he built into a neighborhood institution. Thursday was the first day of half-off deals on almost everything in the store. Mandel needs to meet an end-of-June deadline to empty the space completely for a new restaurant moving in. "We have to move goods out of here and fast," Mandel said, overlooking the steady stream of customers.
NEWS
December 27, 2015 | By Lisa Gillespie, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
After the last of the baby boomers become fully eligible for Medicare, the federal health program can expect significantly higher costs in 2030, because of the high number of beneficiaries and because many are expected to be significantly less healthy than previous generations. The typical Medicare beneficiary who is 65 or older then will more likely be obese, disabled, and suffering from chronic conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure than those in 2010, according to a report by the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
WAYNE JACOBS and Steve Blackburn grew up in North Philly together in the '60s, served long prison terms separately for unrelated crimes in the '70s and '80s, and reunited after their release in the '90s to help ex-offenders who are dragging criminal histories around like a ball and chain. Blackburn fought a man who owed him drug money in 1975. As the man ran away, one of Blackburn's friends shot him dead. Blackburn was sentenced to life without parole. He was pardoned by Gov. Bob Casey in 1991, after serving 16 years as a model prisoner.
NEWS
August 5, 2012 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
It's time to acknowledge that, a few weeks ago, we lost our golden retriever, Penny. You don't have to acknowledge it, but I do. Nothing for me is real until I write about it, so now it's official. And heartbreaking. She was 13 and playing fetch until the day she passed, of natural causes, at home in my arms. She died resting in the very spot in the entrance hall where she guarded the house. No golden is much of a guard dog, and Penny was the worst guard dog ever. And the best dog ever.
NEWS
July 25, 2012 | Jason Nark
ACCORDING TO the state Attorney General's Office, Pennsylvania has the third-highest percentage of older residents in the country, with approximately 2 million residents over age 65. With the multitude of baby boomers approaching their golden years, more children and relatives will be counting on outside help to care for the elderly, through caretakers, nursing homes and social-service agencies. The Attorney General's Office created an elder-abuse unit in 2006 for this reason, and if you have an elderly relative in someone else's care, the unit says to be mindful of strange bruises or injuries, unaccounted bank-account activity and a marked change in behavior when the caretaker is around.
NEWS
December 7, 2011 | BY KAREN BOJAR
IT ALMOST seems as if there's a conspiracy to normalize the idea of working longer. Every time I pick up a newspaper, there's another article about how we all have to work until we drop. Rather than dwelling on the familiar argument that we just can't afford to fund Social Security and Medicare, Edward Glaeser, in a recent New York Times article, "Goodbye, Golden Years" put a happy face on working well into old age. Despite the current crisis in youth unemployment, Glaeser cheerfully tells us that "it's counterintuitive, but the forever work life of older Americans may turn out to be a good thing for young workers.
NEWS
October 27, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Many baby boomers say that they're likely to stay put in retirement amid a shaky economy. Those who hope to buy a new place are looking for a smaller home somewhere with a better climate that's more affordable and close to family, a new poll finds. The 77 million-strong generation born between 1946 and 1964 is increasingly worried about retirement and their finances in light of the economic crisis of the past three years. Just 9 percent said that they are strongly convinced they'll be able to live comfortably when they retire, according to the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll.
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | By Michelle Singletary, WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP
WASHINGTON - I've been looking forward to retirement since I worked for that first manager who got on my nerves decades ago. But lately I've been wondering if all of us have done ourselves an injustice by dreaming of idyllic retirements that require much more money than we could possibly ever save or invest. Is the financial pressure too great? Maybe we shouldn't be aiming so hard to retire in our mid-60s (or even earlier). Maybe we should embrace the fact many of us will have to work well into our 70s. This year, the first group of baby boomers will turn 65. How many of them will feel they are a financial failure if they can't retire comfortably by this age?
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