There are more adult diapers sold in Japan than baby diapers

Aug 29, 2016
The country's aging population means businesses have to shift their approach.
Japanese models wear the latest style of adult diapers during its fashion show in Tokyo. The show introduced a collection of 170 adult diapers and smaller pads with men and women walking and striking a pose to the tunes of 1980s British and American pop and rock music. 


Lifeguard shortages create opportunities for seniors

Jul 28, 2016
Plus, they're cool with leaving their cell phones behind at home.

At 85, Ed Myers is  now a lifeguard instructor at the YMCA in Austin, Texas.

Joy Diaz

Retirement won't be comfortable for many retirees

May 23, 2016
A new study from says we're not saving nearly enough.
To retire comfortably, seniors need to replace about 70 percent of their pre-retirement income, according to financial experts. via Flickr

Why seniors are flocking to Medicare Advantage

Feb 17, 2016
As insurers reconsider health exchanges, the private plan for over-65s is a draw.

Hey, young buff guys: make way for seniors at the gym

Jan 1, 2016
The fastest-growing group for gym membership is older people, the 55 and over crowd.
Catherine South (right) with fitness instructor Marilyn Ruehlman at Fitworks in Beavercreek, Ohio. 
Wallace Lewis

The debate against affordable housing in Marin

Jun 11, 2015
Not all Marin County residents have embraced George Lucas' plan to build an affordable housing project.
A canal in Marin County, California
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Rising numbers of seniors are paying off student loans

Sep 16, 2014
Between 2004 and 2010, the number of seniors with student loan debt quadrupled.

"Longmire" lost out because of its older viewers

Sep 12, 2014
Advertisers aren't targeting the show's demo, but that could be short-sighted.

LGBT senior citizens find welcoming home in Philadelphia

Feb 18, 2014
New housing projects are tailored to gay, lesbian and transgender senior citizens.