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  • June 19, 2012 |  Asked & Answered: Gray Matters

    Addressing pessimism about retirement savings

    A reader is skeptical that 401(k)s can provide enough to live on in retirement, so we followed up with financial advisor Tom Mooney for some help. The...
  • May 31, 2012 |  Gray Matters

    Who do you want to be when you grow old?

    How do you envision your life as you grow older? Who are the older people in your life who inspire you?For Jeanette Woods, NewsWorkscommunity media ed...
  • May 31, 2012 |  Gray Matters

    Slowly, seniors in the media begin to reflect reality

    On casting calls, model Rob White often wears a blue blazer to set off his blue eyes, silver hair -- and white teeth.
  • May 30, 2012 |  NEWSWORKS TONIGHT FEATURE

    In media, seniors fight old and new stereotypes

    Senior Health Writer Taunya English spoke with Mady Prowler, assistant director of Coming of Age, about the changing image of older adults. Coming of ...
  • May 30, 2012 |  EssayWorks: Gray Matters

    Conjuring the dead alive

    In this season when we celebrate first Mother's and then Father's Day, when I pass by my dad's old bar, I imagine him coming out to gre...
  • May 23, 2012 |  EssayWorks: Gray Matters

    The magic of Dottie

    I see how animated my mother is and realize how wonderful it is that she is able to have such fun in her 90s, especially considering the terrible orde...
  • May 23, 2012 |  Gray Matters

    In Pa., a struggle to pay for some long-term care

    Last June, Rene Green got the phone call children of aging parents everywhere dread. It was the paramedics, and it was about her mother.
  • May 22, 2012 |  Gray Matters

    Saving for retirement after a financial crisis

    This is part of a series on aging in the Delaware Valley called "Gray Matters: New Tools for Growing Older" from the WHYY Health and Scien...
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