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Seniors Are Buying Tiny Homes to Live Their Golden Years Off the Grid

Forget assisted living or RVs, more and more seniors are looking at tiny homes to spend their retirement. In fact, a 2015 survey found that 30% of tiny home residents were between 51 and 70 years old, making senior citizens a huge part of the tiny home movement. As result, more companies are …

Solar Panels

College Discounts for Retirees

Paying for college is difficult at any age, but retirees have options to fund college that younger people don’t. People above a certain age can often …

Gap Years For Older People - Gap Year Ideas and Activities

Companies that can help older people find gap year work<p>African Conservation provide all ages with the opportunity to work alongside experienced …

Business Development

How a new kind of community is creating a better aging experience

<i>Krystal Quiles</i><p>By joining the Beacon Hill Village in Boston, older people commit to helping each other while they stay in their own homes. And they …

Beacon Hill

Village to Village Network

Sonoma County

You Don’t Have to be College-Bound to Take a Gap Year

Dr. Dennis Sinar remembers when it dawned on him: He was ready for a break from work.<p>A gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., Dr. Sinar was working on a research paper in the university library when it happened. “I just said to myself, ‘I’m …

College & University

Older Women and Medical Marijuana: A New Growth Industry

Jeanine Moss never expected to get into the cannabis industry. But that was before her hip-replacement surgery.<p>Ms. Moss, 62, of Marina Del Ray, Calif., had quit her job as a marketing consultant before she had her hip done in 2014. As she left the hospital, her doctors handed her a “shopping bag …

Cannabis

Writing the Script for Your Next Act

In winter 2007, John V. Siebel, an oncologist with a busy office in San Mateo, Calif., was feeling restless.<p>While Dr. Siebel, then 64, found satisfaction in helping cancer patients, he felt burdened by the endless administrative tasks that are a part of a modern medical practice.<p>“It felt like it …

Outdoors

Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s

For some older people, just downloading an app or successfully navigating certain websites might seem like cause for quiet celebration.<p>But not Shirley M. McKerrow, a retired business owner and politician from Darwin, Australia.<p>Ms. McKerrow, who is 84, revels in the thought of learning to develop …

Vietnam War

Unlimited Passes in Hand, Retirees Make ‘Off Peaking’ an Art Form

It takes Craig Miller just 30 minutes to get out the door on a powder day.<p>“I keep a lot of my gear in one of my vehicles,” said Mr. Miller, an avid skier and a retired oral surgeon in Colorado who owns a cabin near Breckenridge. “And I always have my pass in my wallet.”<p>His pass. That’s the key.<p>Mr. …

New Jersey

When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore

<i>Send your workplace conundrums to</i> workologist@nytimes.com<i>, including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited.</i><p>I’m a 55-year-old male. I recently sold my …

Employment

The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer

You may not need another reason to retire early, but I’ll give you one anyway: It could lengthen your life.<p>That’s the thrust from various research in recent years, and also from a 2017 study in the journal Health Economics.<p>In that study, Hans Bloemen, Stefan Hochguertel and Jochem Zweerink — all …

Retirement

Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+

In order to better understand loneliness and social isolation among older adults, AARP commissioned a national survey of the 45+ population to …

The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established. For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can impair health by raising levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which in turn …

Psychology

Our growing tendency to “chunk” our experiences could explain why life speeds up

Using mindfulness to appreciate the uniqueness of moments could make it less likely that they’ll be swallowed up into a “chunk”<i>By</i> Emma Young“Like a …

Biographies

The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World's Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market

<b>Oldness: a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a</b> …

Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

Like many older Americans, Shazzi Felstein recently found herself in an unexpected financial bind. About a year ago, she noticed that her savings had dwindled. To her horror, she realized that her monthly Social Security check would not cover her rent-stabilized one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea and …

Real Estate

Finding a Roommate When You’re in Your 60s

When Beverly Tall, a retired office administrator, decided to get a long-term roommate to share her two-bedroom apartment in Morningside Heights, she didn’t want to take her chances with Craigslist. So she turned to the home-sharing program run by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, a free …

The Arts

10 Effective Yoga Poses For Women Over 60

Yoga is gaining popularity with older adults, especially women over the age of 60. And, why not? Given the countless benefits this traditional form …