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Anti-Age the Brain by Learning a New Language

April 23rd, 2015

By Kerry Baker for the NABBW Learning a second language has the same benefits to the brain as programs for purchase, such as Lumosity. New, often free tools make learning a new language easier and much more fun. Last year, in pursuit of re-invention and to preserve my next egg, I decided to move to Mazatlan, Mexico. While Spanish is not required to live here, I love the language and began its study in earnest after being away from it for 30 years. In addition to the greater ease in navigating my new environment, I was delighted to read evidence that learning a second language  protects your brain... Read More

Don’t Give Up on Love: Six Things to Consider When Your Relationship is in Crisis

April 23rd, 2015

By Jed Diamond, PhD, for the NABBW Let’s face it, we all want to have a joyful relationship that lasts through time, but many of us despair at having what we so desperately need. Many of us are single and long to be married. Many of us are married but are unhappy and are thinking of leaving. I’ve been counseling men and women for more than 40 years and I have seen more than 10,000 couples. Clearly there are some people who should not be married and need help separating in a way that is least destructive to the couple, as well as their children. However, I’ve found over the years that divorce... Read More

Are You Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? How to Stop Choosing Type Z and Find Type A

April 21st, 2015

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause We all want love, but we often have a hard time finding it and keeping love alive and well in our relationships. According to statistics compiled by divorcerate.org, 40% to 50% of first marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Most of us marry again, but the odds are against us. 60% to 67% of second marriages don’t last and nearly 75% of third marriages fail. Many have become fearful of “marriage” and look for a healthy long-term “relationship” without “typing the knot.” Divorce statistics are notoriously difficult to... Read More

Senior-focused Tips for Enjoying Summer Travel

April 15th, 2015

By Phyllis Stoller, NABBW’s Associate for Group Travel  Read More

Why I Can’t Find Any Fun With – or Long term Benefit From – the “Generational” Bad Manners of Boomer Bashing

April 14th, 2015

By  Anne L. Holmes, APR NABBW’s “Boomer in Chief” Recently, Rick Montgomery, a reporter for the Kansas City Star called me, in my role as the Boomer in Chief of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, for an interview. He was seeking my point of view on a generational demographic tidbit he had picked up recently: the fact that sometime this year, the Baby Boomer generation will no longer be country’s largest. Due to our kids’ aging into adulthood, we’ll be losing our famed demographic “pig in the python” position to a younger generation, the... Read More

Medicare: Even Rocket Scientists Can Find Understanding It Convoluted and Confusing. To the Rescue: “Medicare 101”

April 9th, 2015

By Becky Feola NABBW’s Associate for Assisted Living and Caregiving The program Medicare is easily one of the most recognized senior benefits in our nation. However, it can be confusing and many people don’t understand the basics of how the program works. Below is an overview that should give some clarity and guidance if your loved one ever needs care. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older or those who may be younger but have certain disabilities, and people suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a... Read More

Olfet Agrama’s Book “At the Crossroad” is Eye Opener

April 8th, 2015

We just profiled new member Olfet Agrama on our blog. Check it out here. She’s authored a fascinating novel about life in Egypt during the 1950’s, titled “At the Crossroad.” And don’t miss our free teleseminar with her tomorrow, April 9, 2015 at 8 PM Eastern. Listen live, or if you can’t make it, go to that link to leave a question for her to answer live on the call.  Read More