84-Year-Old Wins Second-Largest U.S. Jackpot in History

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy You’re never too old to experience a life-changing event. On June 6, a Florida octogenarian won the second-largest U.S. jackpot in history, $590.5 million. And all because of the kindness of one stranger—who let this little old lady go ahead of her in… Read more »

S.F. Board of Supervisors Holds Town Hall Meetings on Aging Issues

If you’re a senior citizen in San Francisco concerned about how the city is planning for and investing in resources for aging in place and healthy aging, then mark your calendars for two upcoming town hall meetings on the city’s budget. For Districts 5 & 6, hear from Supervisors London Breed & Jane Kim on Monday, May 13, 2013 (6:00 –… Read more »

Inside the Brains of SuperAgers

Is it possible for an 80-year-old brain to look like a 50-year-old brain? And if so, how? One researcher at Northwestern University was determined to find out. Neuroscientist Emily Rogalski from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine began recruiting volunteers age 80 and up from the Chicago area to test their memories. Why do some… Read more »

Bay Area Radio Station Features Engage Founder

KHMB Half Moon Bay recently featured Engage As You Age’s founder on its weekly radio broadcast, Porch Talk, a radio show focused on healthy aging. Host Jeannine Clark interviewed Ben Lewis the KHMB studios January 20. The broadcast is available in its entirety on the station’s website. If you’ve ever wanted to know… The story… Read more »

89-year-old San Rafael Senior Launches Business with Grandson

  Pearl Malkin might just be the San Francisco Bay Area’s next great entrepreneur. An 89-year-old senior in San Rafael, she began using a cane when she got vertigo. She was depressed just looking at her plain black cane. So this enterprising octogenarian got a hot glue gun, silk flowers and a pair of scissors…. Read more »

Enriching Environment May Delay Onset of Dementia

A new study published this week by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) shows that keeping the mind active, exercising and having a good social life boost a major molecular mechanism in the brain that can delay the onset of dementia. Given that Engage As You Age is in the business of keeping… Read more »

Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia?

A developing body of research has found connections between hearing loss and dementia, and a new book explores this from a first person perspective. “Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You” chronicles a former newspaper editor’s experience with hearing loss over a period of 20 years. Katherine Bouton, an editor at The… Read more »

Hollywood Goes Gray With Films About Aging

Two of 2012’s best movies tackle the topic of getting older with honesty, humor and compassion. Two Must-See Films About Aging: Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut–as a septuagenarian no less–with “Quartet,” a funny and poignant tale of aging musicians living in a retirement home for retired opera singers. “What is it like to be… Read more »

Bay Area AARP Members Save on Long Term Care Insurance And Much More

It’s new-tradition-Tuesday here at Engage As You Age, and so we’re starting a new one on our blog. Each Tuesday, we’ll be highlighting  senior services in the San Francisco Bay Area that complement our unique, one-of-a-kind social engagement offerings. The San Francisco Bay Area offers an array of community resources for seniors, so the blogs… Read more »

1948 Gold Medalist Returns to London to Watch Bolt Win the 100M Dash

This week, Engage As You Age is blogging about three elderly Olympic athletes, who deserve to be recognized for their athletic achievements. See yesterday’s post on the oldest living American gold medalist, and check back tomorrow for another profile of one of the world’s oldest Olympic athletes—a 97-year-old gold medal swimmer!   Decades before Usain… Read more »



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