Three times a week David Gladfelter, an 80-year-old semiretired lawyer, dons a swimsuit, goggles and cap. For the next hour, varying his strokes, he swims 80 laps at a community center pool. Earlier this year, he traveled from his home in southern New Jersey to the Bronx, where he placed first in three events among […]
Shawnee Chasser, 65, sports long locks of purple hair.
He started reporting for CBS in 1967. Now, 49 years later, Charles Osgood is bidding the network farewell — with a melody. ‘‘So long, it’s been good to know you. A long time since I’ve been home. I’ve got to be driftin’ along,’’ he sang on air Sunday as he announced he was stepping down […]
Frequent, satisfying sexual activity poses cardiovascular risks for older men — but regular orgasmic sex could actually protect aging women from certain health problems, researchers announced Tuesday. “These findings challenge the widely held assumption that sex brings uniform health benefits to everyone,” said Hui Liu, an associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University and […]
Billie Jean King said she has asked Olympic tennis officials to consider the team format of World Team Tennis in the future. She hasn’t gotten far.
An aging United States reduces the economy’s growth — big time. That’s the startling conclusion of a new academic study, and if it withstands scholarly scrutiny, it could transform our national political and economic debate. We’ve known for decades, of course, that the retirement of the huge baby-boom generation — coupled with low birthrates — […]
When Barbara Beskind, 92, had trouble reaching foods in the back of her refrigerator, she installed a lazy susan on an inside shelf.
When Audrey Davison met someone special at her nursing home, she wanted to love her man.
From horror films to historical dramas, Mel Brooks has poked fun at every film genre in the books. After parodying Hitler and the Nazis in the 60s, he didn’t shy away from anything else. Brooks turns 90 on June 28.
It’s one thing to look at your face in the mirror and see wrinkles, age spots and white hair. It’s quite another to see your favorite musician staring at you from a screen resembling an old man or woman.
(Jewish News) Former Israeli president Shimon Peres congratulated the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth on joining the nonagenarian club, recording a video message released on Thursday for the queen’s 90th birthday.
(NYTimes.com) From his front-seat perch, Alberto Tomassi, a Roman cabdriver for 50 years, has been both eavesdropper and confessor. He has played impromptu tour guide, thwarted muggings and rushed countless clients to the emergency room.