How to Visit Your Favorite TV Show and Movie Locations

In 2010, Lee Recca traveled to Scotland and visited several shooting locations for one of his favorite films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “My friends and I visited an abandoned shale mine that was used as the home of Tim the Enchanter and, of course, the killer rabbit of Caerbannog,” said the 65-year-old from…

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Originally posted 2017-05-23 08:12:05.

How to Visit Your Favorite TV Show and Movie Locations

In 2010, Lee Recca traveled to Scotland and visited several shooting locations for one of his favorite films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “My friends and I visited an abandoned shale mine that was used as the home of Tim the Enchanter and, of course, the killer rabbit of Caerbannog,” said the 65-year-old from…

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Originally posted 2017-05-23 08:07:13.

She’s Fighting Every Day for Women Released From Prison

After two decades of cycling in and out of the criminal justice system and various prison stints, Susan Burton decided to make a change. She found work as a live-in caregiver for an older woman, entered into treatment for drug addiction and started her life over. However, finding support was difficult because her felony record prevented…

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Originally posted 2017-05-22 09:03:02.

What the Future of Adult Learning Will Look Like

In honor of Next Avenue’s fifth anniversary this month, we are looking  to the next five years (and beyond) to better understand what our audience of people over 50 will be doing. Earlier posts looked at forecasts for health, personal finances and the way we’ll live; an upcoming one will discuss the future of caregiving.…

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Originally posted 2017-05-18 08:20:46.

Fashion Design With an Eye Toward Aging

When you have Parkinson’s Disease, the daily task of getting dressed can be a source of stress and frustration. You have very few stylish options, and are generally forced into wearing elastic-waist gym pants and soft, loose t-shirts. However, a recent competition for student designers aims to change that, and perhaps, bring attention to the…

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Originally posted 2017-05-17 08:15:43.

How People 50+ Will Live in the Near and Distant Future

The future of the way people 50 and older live and learn will be increasingly more connected and networked — social networks, cloud-based networks and actual real-live human networks. For Next Avenue’s fifth anniversary, we have decided to look to the future of aging in America, rather than look back over our past five years.…

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Originally posted 2017-05-16 09:15:37.

An Unexpected Piano Lesson

My piano is making me ridiculously happy these days. The feeling comes after years of mounting frustration as the instrument took to slipping out of tune faster and faster. Each time Albert, my tuner, arrived to remedy the situation, I wondered what I would do if the damage proved irreparable. This particular Yamaha upright has…

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Originally posted 2017-05-15 09:25:06.

What Did You Learn From Your Mother?

Susan and I share a grandchild (her daughter married my son), a warm friendship and the occasional evening out that includes one cocktail apiece with a side of truffle fries at a posh bar in San Francisco. One recent evening, we discovered our night out coincided with the anniversary of my mother’s death and Susan’s…

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Originally posted 2017-05-11 11:49:44.

Environmental Activism Attracts Boomers Seeking an Impact

In a conference room in the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., 100 older adults listened intently as Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA, summarized the latest research on global warming. Using vivid maps, she showed that if current trends continue, the average surface temperature on Earth would be 113 degrees Fahrenheit…

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Originally posted 2017-05-09 11:39:17.