Saving faces

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: May 31, 2019

We’re all told to be careful with our IDs because of the burgeoning crime of identity theft. For example, we shouldn’t share our Social Security numbers with businesses or publicize our birth date on social media because facts such as these can help thieves access our bank accounts, falsely claim our tax refunds or apply for credit cards in our names. But there’s one aspect of... READ MORE

Heads in a fog

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: May 01, 2019

Is it me or are more people driving around today with their heads in the clouds than before? Drivers have always had distractions, whether from kids roughhousing in the back seat, cars rubbernecking at an accident, or the urgent need to change the radio station or CD. But today, we have more things than ever clamoring for our attention when we drive. Some of them are external and... READ MORE

Home sweet home

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: March 29, 2019

The other day, we received a call from a gentleman who told us, in no uncertain terms, that our readers were staying in their homes for too long, and that they should sell their homes to young families so that those folks could have a chance to live the suburban lifestyle, too. His basic message was that older adults should not be so selfish as to stay in their nice big homes when there... READ MORE

Not in our family

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: March 01, 2019

Back in the 1970s, a progressive TV sitcom poked fun at certain members of an older generation for their prejudices and beliefs, at the same time revealing a glimpse of the humanity that could sometimes shine through the tough, stained exterior of a bigot. The family portrayed in All in the Family consisted of Archie Bunker, a man full of more bunk than one would have thought possible,... READ MORE

Being innovative

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: February 01, 2019

In December, I attended a national conference that highlighted the latest innovations in products and services for older adults. Attendees represented companies large and small, start-ups and long-established brands, as well as research institutes and associations like AARP and the National Council on the Aging. I came away excited about what I learned, and energized by the creative... READ MORE

Publisher Podcasts

By: Stuart Rosenthal
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Below are video & podcast interviews from Paul Vogelzang that feature our publisher Stuart Rosenthal. Paul Taylor Vogelzang, host of the Not Old — Better Show,  is an award-winning blogger, podcaster, writer, producer and style fanatic, known for his down to earth accessible reporting and advice for men and women 50 +. The Not Old - Better Show launched in 2014, where Paul shares... READ MORE

Ready for a riddle?

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: January 01, 2019

I’m not generally a riddle lover. But I’m listening to a book on tape that my wife enjoyed, Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change, by Leonard Mlodinow (m-lod’-nov). The book is about the human brain and the multiple methods by which we think — something science has only recently come to understand. The book addresses what he calls our brain’s elasticity: an ability... READ MORE

Let’s be more critical

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: November 30, 2018

No one likes a critic. Criticism is often shared in harsh ways, in which case it can be destructive rather than constructive. And let’s face it, even constructive criticism is seldom appreciated at the time! On the other hand, perhaps we should all be a bit more critical in how we read and understand things. Reading (and thinking) critically are more important today than ever, living... READ MORE

Congrats all around

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: November 01, 2018

First, I want to congratulate the winners of our Celebration of the Arts amateur art competition. You may have seen the special insert we ran in our September issue, describing the contest and giving brief bios of our first, second and third place winners in each of the four categories. It was only days ago, however, that we held the Awards Ceremony for all the winners, including... READ MORE

Lack of trust — Part II

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on: October 01, 2018

Last month, I wrote about the disturbing state of Social Security and Medicare. I noted that an additional, unbudgeted-for $416 billion must be paid out of this year’s federal budget in order to meet the needs of Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries this year. Those programs are supposed to be funded each year out of the payroll taxes paid by every working American. Indeed,... READ MORE