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Why we need a name, and attitude, change for what follows middle age
A 2017 Influencer in Aging asks: What wouldn't you do for family?
Sterling Service Tea Ministry offers happiness and hope
A 2017 Influencer in Aging on women doing so after years in prison
Natural disasters and tax reform suggest new strategies for charitable contributions
These three started artistic and nonprofit ventures to do it
What the authors of a new book on the subject learned
We salute them with stories about, and advice for, U.S. veterans
As this woman's story shows, reinvention can happen at any age and lifestage
Helping others together delivers benefits for both generations
Why they launched their nonprofits and the challenges they face
3 ways your keepsakes can lead to a newfound purpose in life
This 2017 Influencer in Aging says it's time to get the word out
Both were lauded for recognizing the mentoring talents of people 50+
How to choose the best ways to help out while on vacation
My failed relationship’s greatest success: helping unemployed strangers
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many of us wondering what we can do
Serving on a nonprofit or for-profit board can be fulfilling in retirement
The winners will let people 50+ make a difference in the lives of youth
Living & Learning
On Martin Luther King Day, we remember some of his most powerful words
This special report will cover topics around health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.