50plus LIFE

50plus LIFE Since 1995, the mission of On-Line Publishers, Inc. (OLP) has been to enhance the lives of individuals within the Central Pennsylvania community.
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50plus LIFE, formerly 50plus Senior News, is a regional, monthly newspaper for adults over 50 in Central Pennsylvania. The publication has grown to six unique editions in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. For 20 years, 50plus Senior News was focused on its central motto, its tagline, its mission: Redefining Age. It’s a large-scale ambition that was the heartbeat of 50plus Senior News’ 241 monthly issues. 50plus LIFE picks up that mission and carries it one step further, recognizing that in terms of living fully and enthusiastically, today’s boomers and seniors have not only redefined life after 50, but age itself—the number—has also become secondary to attitude! It’s not an age. It’s an attitude. In addition to the obvious cover changes, there are some changes inside 50plus LIFE, too. A larger typeface to increase readability; updated column headers and some new stylistic flourishes; and a few new faces added to the roster of recurring columnists. And though there some changes, readers will find many features they have always enjoyed and come to expect: articles about travel, family, health and wellness, lifestyle, and finance, as well as local happenings, puzzles, and profiles of your friends and neighbors. With a new look and a new name, 50plus LIFE reflects the lifestyles and attitudes of today’s boomer-and-beyond generations.

The coronavirus crisis is likely to change American culture and behavior long after it’s passed.
06/17/2020
How COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Behavior - 50plus LIFE

The coronavirus crisis is likely to change American culture and behavior long after it’s passed.

The coronavirus crisis is likely to change American culture and behavior long after it’s passed. Ad Age points out these trends that are likely to endure:

Analyzing his lighthearted reflection on the party-till-you-drop Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960s, composer Ran...
06/12/2020
It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Mama Told Me (Not to Come)’ - 50plus LIFE

Analyzing his lighthearted reflection on the party-till-you-drop Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960s, composer Randy Newman explained in a Rolling Stone magazine interview: “It’s a guy going to a party, and he’s a little scared."

“Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” raised many an eyebrow in 1970, when the drug scene was relatively new to middle-class American youth, and nobody could recall such a tune wafting out of radio speakers before.

Most counties are still conducting the Farmers Market Nutrition Program this year, but participants may need to go about...
06/11/2020
Farmers Market Vouchers to Be Mailed in June - 50plus LIFE

Most counties are still conducting the Farmers Market Nutrition Program this year, but participants may need to go about obtaining their vouchers differently due to COVID-19.

Starting June 1, farmers market nutrition vouchers will be mailed to eligible Cumberland County seniors 60 years of age and older who complete an application.

Even at 70 or 80, physical contact is important to many men — and women.
06/10/2020
On Life and Love after 50: Discuss Physical Expectations Early On - 50plus LIFE

Even at 70 or 80, physical contact is important to many men — and women.

Each Friday, I publish a complimentary “On Life and Love after 50” blog. Recently, I featured a letter I felt was unusual. A woman wrote that at age 30, she became engaged to her doctor, whose marriage had recently ended. He was 59.

Your hands touch a lot of things every day, and any germs you and your passengers pick up get transferred to your car.
06/08/2020
Driving Safety Tips amid the Coronavirus Crisis - 50plus LIFE

Your hands touch a lot of things every day, and any germs you and your passengers pick up get transferred to your car.

As the world continues hunkering down to ride out the coronavirus crisis, some of us still need to venture out, even if it is just to do a quick grocery run.

There’s not enough data to show that people with diabetes are more likely to get COVID-19, but if diabetics do contract ...
06/04/2020
Savvy Senior: What Older Diabetics Should Know about Coronavirus - 50plus LIFE

There’s not enough data to show that people with diabetes are more likely to get COVID-19, but if diabetics do contract the virus, their chances of developing serious complications is much higher.

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are both in our late 60s and have diabetes. We would like to find out if our diabetes increases our risk of getting the coronavirus.

Nursing home residents have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and according to reports, more than 34,000...
06/03/2020
Hearing Highlights Bills to Stop COVID Spread in Nursing Homes - 50plus LIFE

Nursing home residents have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and according to reports, more than 34,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19.

In a recent hearing entitled, “Caring for Seniors amid the COVID-19 Crisis,” U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, highlighted legislative proposals to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

On average, 21% of all workers say they intend to work to age 66 or later. Yet more than half of them fail to reach this...
06/02/2020
3 Reasons You May Not Work as Long as Planned - 50plus LIFE

On average, 21% of all workers say they intend to work to age 66 or later. Yet more than half of them fail to reach this target.

If you are among the many Americans planning to work past age 65 to help make up for a shortfall in retirement savings, some recent studies should give you pause to rethink those plans.

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06/01/2020

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The Virtual Job Fair, to be held June 15-30, is open to anyone seeking employment and will bring companies and job seeke...
05/28/2020
Virtual Job Fair - 50plus LIFE

The Virtual Job Fair, to be held June 15-30, is open to anyone seeking employment and will bring companies and job seekers together.

In response to a national unemployment — which reached nearly 15% as of mid-May — a Virtual Job Fair has been scheduled for June 15-30. The two-week event can be accessed at www.jobs610.com.

Fraudsters are offering “free” testing kits, vaccines, and supplies — promising Medicare will pay. Medicare and other sc...
05/26/2020
Insurance Scams Seek to Defraud Medicare Accounts, Steal Identities - 50plus LIFE

Fraudsters are offering “free” testing kits, vaccines, and supplies — promising Medicare will pay. Medicare and other scams are rapidly rising against America’s 52 million seniors, who are among the largest targets of COVID-19 hoaxes.

Seniors are being widely pitched with COVID-19 insurance scams trying to defraud their Medicare accounts and steal their identities, warns the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

Check out the following tips to help make sure you have the supply of prescriptions you need and that you receive them i...
05/22/2020
How to Get Prescriptions You Need during the Pandemic - 50plus LIFE

Check out the following tips to help make sure you have the supply of prescriptions you need and that you receive them in the safest way possible.

With a primary goal of staying healthy on everyone’s mind during the coronavirus pandemic, for many, that includes maintaining a supply of prescription medications in a time when we are encouraged to limit trips to the pharmacy.

With the release of Sony Pictures’ "Greyhound," Tom Hanks may have to make room on his awards shelf for a couple more.
05/21/2020
The Reel Deal: Greyhound - 50plus LIFE

With the release of Sony Pictures’ "Greyhound," Tom Hanks may have to make room on his awards shelf for a couple more.

As a four-decade veteran of show business, 63-year-old Tom Hanks has earned two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and seven Emmys. And now, with the release of Sony Pictures’ Greyhound, he may have to make room on his awards shelf for a couple more.

“Don’t fall for conflicting statistics or attempts to minimize the severity of the outbreak by comparing it to car accid...
05/20/2020
How Seniors Can Protect Their Health and Finances during the Pandemic - 50plus LIFE

“Don’t fall for conflicting statistics or attempts to minimize the severity of the outbreak by comparing it to car accidents, the flu, or other outbreaks. The danger is people can be lulled into underestimating the danger and let their guard down."

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have been clear and consistent in their message to seniors: While anyone can fall victim to COVID-19, those who are 65 and older are in an especially high-risk group.

"My mother passed away 13 years ago, but there are enough memories of her that live on. Experts say that when an Alzheim...
05/19/2020
Booming Voice: More than Skin Deep - 50plus LIFE

"My mother passed away 13 years ago, but there are enough memories of her that live on. Experts say that when an Alzheimer’s-wracked parent dies, their children immediately remember their parents in prime-of-life moments."

Surprisingly, it’s taken my third snowbird winter in Florida to realize that at age 68, I still have freckled arms and shoulders.

These aren't your grandfather's hearing aids! There is a variety of hearing aids to choose from these days to improve qu...
05/15/2020
Hearing Aid Styles: Which is Right for You? - 50plus LIFE

These aren't your grandfather's hearing aids! There is a variety of hearing aids to choose from these days to improve quality of life.

Did you know that nearly 25% of adults aged 65-74 in the United States have hearing loss? That number climbs to 50% of adults 75 and older.

Capital Area Transit is actively asking outside community organizations for donations of cloth masks for its riders.
05/14/2020
Capital Area Transit Seeking Mask Donations - 50plus LIFE

Capital Area Transit is actively asking outside community organizations for donations of cloth masks for its riders.

With the recommendation of Gov. Wolf for all Pennsylvanians to wear a mask, all Capital Area Transit passengers must wear a mask, bandanna, or scarf to cover their mouth and nose.

One of the world’s first supermodels, Twiggy possessed a unique look that defined the later-1960s fashion world. Find ou...
05/12/2020
Sixties Flashback: What’s the Skinny on Twiggy? - 50plus LIFE

One of the world’s first supermodels, Twiggy possessed a unique look that defined the later-1960s fashion world. Find out how she went from a U.K. phenomenon to a global fashion icon, as well as what she did with her life after leaving the modeling world.

“I looked more like a young boy than a girl model.” – Dame Lesley Lawson (a.k.a., Twiggy)

Seniors use the internet for the same reasons as everyone else — talking with friends and family, shopping, watching vid...
05/11/2020
5 Behaviors You Must Avoid to Be Safe Online - 50plus LIFE

Seniors use the internet for the same reasons as everyone else — talking with friends and family, shopping, watching videos, and reading the news — but they are often targeted by scammers, who see them as wealthy and vulnerable.

It’s official — social media and smartphones are no longer the exclusive domain of millennials and generation Z.

The games were originally scheduled for June 22-26.
05/07/2020
York County Senior Games Canceled - 50plus LIFE

The games were originally scheduled for June 22-26.

The York County Area Agency on Aging has announced that, due to continuing concerns related to COVID-19, the 2020 York County Senior Games will be canceled.

Now you can find all 50plus LIFE's COVID-19 information in one convenient place. Click the yellow COVID-19 button on our...
05/06/2020
COVID-19 - 50plus LIFE

Now you can find all 50plus LIFE's COVID-19 information in one convenient place. Click the yellow COVID-19 button on our homepage to go straight there!

Award-winning publication published monthly, provides individuals 50 and over in the Susquehanna and Delaware valleys with engaging editorial on a range of relevant topics: entertainment, travel, healthy living, financial matters, profiles, veterans’ issues, community events, and more.

While we all continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering about the status of your favorite local bus...
05/05/2020
In This Together - 50plus LIFE

While we all continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering about the status of your favorite local businesses during this uncertain time.

The businesses below accepted our invitation to share their status updates with you directly through our website.

If you’re not familiar with telehealth or telemedicine services, they are full visits with a healthcare provider who isn...
05/04/2020
Savvy Senior: Medicare Expands Telehealth Services to Keep You Home - 50plus LIFE

If you’re not familiar with telehealth or telemedicine services, they are full visits with a healthcare provider who isn’t at your location using the telephone or a video technology device, e.g., a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover telehealth services? My 71-year-old wife has chronic Type 2 diabetes but is very concerned about going to the doctor for fear of exposing herself to coronavirus. What can you tell us? – Avoiding the Doctor

50plus LIFE
05/01/2020

50plus LIFE

50plus LIFE
05/01/2020

50plus LIFE

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50plus LIFE, formerly 50plus Senior News, is a regional, monthly newsprint magazine for adults over 50 in Central Pennsylvania. The publication has grown to six unique editions in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. For 20 years, 50plus Senior News was focused on its central motto, its tagline, its mission: Redefining Age. It’s a large-scale ambition that was the heartbeat of 50plus Senior News’ 241 monthly issues. 50plus LIFE picks up that mission and carries it one step further, recognizing that in terms of living fully and enthusiastically, today’s boomers and seniors have not only redefined life after 50, but age itself—the number—has also become secondary to attitude! It’s not an age. It’s an attitude. In addition to the obvious cover changes, there are some changes inside 50plus LIFE, too. A larger typeface to increase readability; updated column headers and some new stylistic flourishes; and a few new faces added to the roster of recurring columnists. And though there some changes, readers will find many features they have always enjoyed and come to expect: articles about travel, family, health and wellness, lifestyle, and finance, as well as local happenings, puzzles, and profiles of your friends and neighbors. With a new look and a new name, 50plus LIFE reflects the lifestyles and attitudes of today’s boomer-and-beyond generations.

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