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Older drivers — and their families — face a dilemma

June 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Friends and family members can look for warning signs of diminished driving skills, from a few dents to basic observation, in or out of a vehicle. Continue Reading

Poll: Amid economy, aging baby boomers staying put

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As baby boomers look ahead to retirement, they’d prefer a home that is affordable, accessible to medical care and close to family. But an Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll finds that amid a shaky economy, few think it’s likely they’ll move in retirement. Continue Reading

Health care gap left with demise of Obama long-term care plan

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s the one major health expense for which nearly all Americans are uninsured. The dilemma of paying for long-term care is likely to worsen now that the Obama administration pulled the plug on a program seen as a first step. Continue Reading

Baby boomers’ top health concerns? Cancer, memory loss

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Memory loss comes in second. But heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too, given the size of boomers’ waistlines. Continue Reading

Poll: Old? Don’t call aging baby boomers that

July 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Younger adults call 60 the start of old age, but baby boomers are pushing that number back, according to the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll. The median age they cite is 70. And a quarter of boomers insist you’re not old until you’re 80. Continue Reading

CANADA: Aging Boomers with chronic illnesses devour physician resources

June 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s the second Canadian national report in the space of a week warning that chronic illness is pushing Canada’s health-care system to the brink. Continue Reading

Doctors: Wine, wellness, boomers, not the best mix

May 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As baby boomers approach their golden years, they are embracing wellness and wine two things that don’t always go together. Continue Reading

Baby boomers fuel boom in knee and hip surgeries

May 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Exercising, bad joints take their toll on 45-to-64 age group
We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. Continue Reading

Boomers have buying power

May 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Older people largely have been ignored by advertisers and marketers for 40 years. But that’s changing.
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North Dakotans aging as boomers near retirement

May 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. census data released Thursday shows shows 81,819 North Dakotans between 55 and 64 as of April 1, 2010, an increase of 53 percent from a decade ago. Continue Reading