The season III preview of Yak About Today with Tania Ortega-Cowan
On this episode of Yak About Today, we stopped our planned discussion and I went on a 20 minute mobile rant. It’s just too damn expensive!
Shooting the Shit with Wayne; Companies hiring 65+; Are Smart Phones making us Dumber? COMPANIES ARE HIRING THE OVER 70 CROWD. Of course, there are obvious downsides of the geriatric demographic: They may be luddites, fossilized in their ways, or burnt out or lethargic, and—it’s true—the clock is ticking. But researchers are discovering that some cognitive abilities don’t peak until later in life. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology last year measured mental abilities among executive job applicants across the age spectrum. Generally, older executives scored modestly lower than younger ones, with the largest drop-offs for subjects older than 60, which is why positions like air-traffic controllers have a mandatory retirement age of 56. Yet age has a positive correlation with higher
Republican Healthcare Act 2017 for Seniors? Amazon Fashion! ATT Charges you to PROTECT YOU! The Senate bill that guts the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, according to the analysis of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released Monday. Fifteen million more people would be uninsured next year, and the total number of uninsured would swell to 49 million in a decade, the CBO found. Some of the worst effects of the bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), would fall upon older, low-income individuals. This is the part that should concern older Americans. “The increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income,” the 49-page CBO analysis said, “particularly people between
There are classes now being developed around the country that are teaching the boomers how to age. Senior co-housing, and all its complications and rewards, was one of the bigger draws at what amounts to a college on how to age successfully. Its based on the fact that no-one is going to take care of you the way people will that know you.
The four- to eight-week courses, presented by nonprofit organization Iona, were designed especially with baby boomers in mind. Since 2011, a generation that has almost continually reinvented itself also has been hitting retirement age.