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Millennials to overtake boomers in 2019 as largest U.S. population group

Sometime this year, the millennial generation – those born from 1981 to 1996 – will overtake baby boomers as the largest adult population group in the United States, according to …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Baby boomers, not millennials, have influenced auto industry and still do

With advanced technology and designs catering to this demographic, boomers will influence our rides long past when they hang up their key chains.


Steve Brown: Homebuilders are betting on baby boomers to be big buyers

The U.S. housing industry is ready to sell it to baby boomers.


How to prevent back pain as you grow older

As people get into their 50s, their backs often start to hurt.


54-year-old medical student living her dream

Suzanne Watson couldn’t help but laugh when she received her AARP card and her acceptance letter from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the same week at the age of …


Couple celebrates 35th anniversary with unusual gift: His-and-hers hearing aids

Couple gets His and Hers hearing aids for 35th anniversary.


75 percent of Americans plan to work in retirement

When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.


Robert J. Samuelson: Patient millennials optimistic about future

Boomers were raised in a much healthier economy, and won’t let go of their benefits.


Harrop: Don’t blame boomers for all woes

Belonging to a single generation does not mean single-mindedness.


Caregivers receive honors for compassion, skills, dedication

Arlene Carver didn’t know she loved taking care of people until her mom needed her attention and assistance. Yet she needed a job to pay the bills, so she became …


Cyclists promote active lifestyles by embarking on cross-country trip

It’s a race for all time as dozens of elderly Spokane assisted living residents keep pace with three baby boomer women pedaling 4,305 miles across the United States – all …


Counselor gives seniors mental health attention they need

For many seniors who lived through the Depression, two world wars and the volatile 20th century, talking about their problems isn’t popular. These generations don’t blab every little detail on …


Free classes offer help for nonpaid caregivers

Family members who are caring for loved ones are invited to attend a six-week class on how to deal with stress, prioritization, family communication and planning. Participants must register for …


Adventure-loving boomers give boost to motorcycle industry

Motorcyclists have their own gang: baby boomers. On a nice, sunny day this spring, when you hear a bike rev, it’s more likely to be an older white man who …


Buyers beware of long-term care insurance

Vera Gunnarson sat in her Seattle-area home recently, pouring through a neat file of long-term-care insurance papers. The oldest was signed in 1994, when Gunnarson was 61. “I probably should …


Turning 50: Keith Erickson hits birthday in stride

When the AARP membership application appeared in Keith Erickson’s Coeur d’Alene mailbox, he threw it in the trash. Another application arrived the next week, then another in the days before …


Common bonds

As many men age, they realize something is missing in life. Often this epiphany is sparked by a collapsing marriage, unfulfilling career or shortage of friends. Perhaps the children are …


Phased retirement programs soften landing

MUSCATINE, Iowa – There is an oft-told story about what happens when a worker at the Stanley Consultants engineering firm decides to retire. “They say you have the retirement party …


Annie’s Mailbox: Work on clutter hour at a time

Dear Annie: In the past five years, my parents, in-laws and an uncle passed away. My uncle lived in the same house for 40 years and kept everything. I took …


Boomers reap the rewards of senior discounts

Russ Nobbs and his wife enjoyed some of their most memorable dinner dates thanks to a local senior discount. Sometimes they dined on baked salmon or opted for a nice …


Prime Timers ski groups get together for fun, fitness

Every Monday in the winter, Suzie Ferguson and her girlfriends spend the day skiing at Lookout Pass. They grab lunch and a beer — or two — with their other …


Options don’t have to drop off after 50

Soon after Bill Yeardley (his name has been changed to protect his identity) turned 55, he was fired by the contractor company for which he had worked the past eight …


Patrick O’Conner, 73, weight loss/life rejuvenation

Think of Patrick O’Conner as an older brother with a message for the baby boomers who are resolved to getting old and harbor a malaise for life and relationships: change …


Patti Godwin, 60, epic river paddle

Patti Godwin wanted a monumental celebration for her 60th birthday. So she paddled her heavy red kayak 400 miles down the middle third of the Columbia River, from the Canadian …


Meal programs help seniors feed pets, too

LOS ANGELES – If Meals on Wheels didn’t deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie …


Three individuals who embraced big changes offer inspiration for bold resolutions

Here’s a look at how a few area baby boomers defied the concept of “old age” and went big and bold in 2013 with adventures of a lifetime. Their advice …


Walking in place good for strength, endurance

We all slow down as we get older, but that certainly doesn’t mean we should let ourselves waste away. If you’ve hit the midcentury mark, there’s a way you can …


Calories from extra holiday treats far from harmless

This is for all of you over the age of 50 – especially the men. If you don’t want your belly to balloon over the winter, especially during the holidays, …


Crisis looms in developed world as workers age

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by those …


Retirement and pensions: A look back

Work until you die – or until you can’t work anymore. Until the late 19th century, that was the old-age plan for the bulk of the world’s workers.