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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.
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)
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.
SPORTS
September 10, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 29, 1998 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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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?
NEWS
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.
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)
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.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2008 | By Janet Pinkerton FOR THE INQUIRER
Whether you're moving, remodeling or staying put, planning a retirement home is an opportunity to create a personal environment that takes into account your future accessibility, safety and financial needs. And, experts say, there is no reason to forget style. Accessibility concerns - whether because of aging or physical limitations - are part of Valarie Costanzo's practice as a real estate agent for Prudential Fox & Roach in Rittenhouse Square and Haddonfield. Costanzo, 57, began concentrating on the accessibility niche after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago. She began helping MS Society clients in search of affordable handicapped-modified housing.
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