May 15, 2011 |
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.
April 9, 2010 |
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.
March 9, 2005 |
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.
October 6, 1998 |
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.
July 25, 2012 |
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.
September 28, 1994 |
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.
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)
October 27, 2011 |
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.
September 10, 1997 |
Phillies broadcaster Rich Ashburn was a private person who didn't like to be the center of attention. That's why when his daughter, Karen Ashburn Hall, planned a 70th birthday party for her father recently, she deliberately forgot to tell one person. The guest of honor. "He hates parties, so I had to tell him it was my birthday party," she said from her father's Ardmore home yesterday morning, several hours after receiving the news that he had died of a heart attack in New York.
October 29, 1998 |
Think about someone in their 60s or 70s having sex. If you're cringing, then you're part of the problem, according to one expert on senior sex. "When most people think of an older person having sex, they think of a dirty old man," said Dr. Thelma Shtasel, a Philadelphia psychotherapist who specializes in sex therapy. "We live in a culture that emphasizes youth, and it becomes bizarre [for the elderly] to have sexual desires. Older people eventually suffer guilt about this.