The following is a small selection of articles and blog posts written by Age Boom Academy Fellows over the last few years. If you are an alumnus or alumna of the program and would like us to include your work, feel free to submit it here.

Article Categories

Work
Retirement

Livability
Social Security & Medicare
Politics
Economics
Aging & Longevity
Ageism
Health & Medical
End-of-Life Issues and Palliative Care

Work

Older Worker Find Age Discrimination Build Right Into Some Job Websites
by Ina Jaffe (March 28, 2017)

Too Much Experience to be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias
by Ina Jaffe (March 24, 2017)

How to Stay Forever Young, Really
by Kerry Hannon (January 8, 2017)

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life
by Anne Tergesen, Wall Street Journal (November 28, 2016)

Family Businesses Hand the Reins to the Next Generation
by Chris Farrell, Next Avenue (November 22, 2016)

5 Workplaces That Embrace Older Workers
by Kerry Hannon, Forbes (November 18, 2016)

Outlook For Job Seekers: Better Than Advertised
by Kerry Hannon, Forbes (September 22, 2016)

Working Longer is Good for Your Health
by Chris Farrell, Next Avenue (September 2, 2016)

Looking for Work After 60
by Ruby de Luna, KUOW Seattle Public Radio (August 17, 2016)

Tapping a ReServe of  Experienced, Older Talent
by Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer (August 7, 2016)

Get Back to Work! Working Past ‘Retirement Age’ is Beneficial
by Katy Read, Star Tribune (July 29, 2016)

Recognizing People Who are Transformative, Just Later in Life
by Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer (July 24, 2016)

Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay
by Chris Farrell, New York Times (June 24, 2016)

A Sneak Peek Into the Future of Work and Retirement: What Experts Said at Columbia’s 2016 Age Boom Academy
by Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue (June 20, 2016)

Renting Rooms to Travelers Can Be a Source of Income in Later Life
by Amy Zipkin, New York Times (June 17, 2016)

Baby Boomers Are Finding a Second Career in Politics
by Amy Zipkin, New York Times (March 26, 2016)

Who’ll Pay for Americans to Live to 100?
by Chris Farrell, Next Avenue (February 8, 2016)

ABCs of RMDs: Required Minimum Distribution Rules for Retirement
by Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue (February 4, 2016)

 

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Retirement

Borrowing the family Warhol? Your retirement fund will thank you
By Erin Arvedlund (May 8, 2017)

Is There Really a Retirement-Savings Crisis?
by Anne Tergesen (April 23, 2017)

Retirement is About More than Just Money
by Chris Farrell, Star Tribune (October 22, 2016)

Savings are the Key to Enable Flexibility in Life
by Chris Farrell, Star Tribune (October 15, 2016)

The Millennial on Your Cellphone Plan is Ruining Retirement
by Beth Pinsker, Reuters (October 13, 2016)

Saving for retirement is a special issue for women
Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer (September 6, 2016)

Employers Can Help Women Close the Retirement Gap
by Rodney Brooks, The Washington Post (June 27, 2016)

Older Workers Ask: Where’s My Flexible Retirement?
by Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue (January 28, 2016)

 

Livability

College Towns Can Be Attractive Later in Life
by Amy Zipkin, The New York Times (November 25, 2016)

What Makes a City a Good Place to Grow Old? 
by Erin Ellis, Vancouver Sun (August 15, 2015)

Why Are There So Few Age-Friendly Cities?
by Richard Eisenberg, Forbes, Next Avenue (August 12, 2015)

A Community Built Around Older Adults Caring for Adoptive Families
by Ina Jaffe, NPR (August 4, 2015)

Livable Design Helps Baby Boomers Age at Home
by Liz Seegert, HealthJouranlism.org (August 3, 2015)

The World’s Best Places to Retire: Europe Dominates This List, but Some Retiree Faves Don’t Show Up
by Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue (July 23, 2015)

Housing, Other Issues Missing From Conference on Aging Meeting
by Ina Jaffe, NPR (July 18, 2015)

Making Decisions on Elder Housing May Take a Team Effort
by John Wasik, The New York Times (July 10, 2015)

The Best and Worst U.S. Cities to Retire In
by Richard Eisenberg, Market Watch (July 7, 2015)

Initiatives Look at What Makes a City “Age-Friendly”
by Liz Seegert, Health Journalism.org (June 18, 2015)

 

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Social Security & Medicare

Smart Financial Moves for Surviving Spouses
by Jane Clark, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (August, 2016)

The Truth About Social Security’s Solvency And You
by Chris Farrell, Forbes (June 24, 2016)

Medicare: 50 Years and Counting
by Irene Noguchi (July 31, 2015)

The Future of Medicare
by Mark Miller, Morningstar (July 10, 2015)

Why Social Security’s Estimate Might Be Wrong
by John Wasik (June 26, 2015)

Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling Opens the Door for Social Security’s Valuable Spousal Benefits
by Mark Miller, Retirement Revised (June 26, 2015)

When Life Events Intervene in Your Retirement Plan
by Mark Miller, Retirement Revised (June 26, 2015)

When Retirement Comes Early
by Mark Miller, Retirement Revised (June 26, 2015)

A New Type of Annuity for Life’s Biggest Unknowns
by Mark Miller, Retirement Revised (June 25, 2015)

Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape
by Kerry Hannon, US Senate Special Committee on Aging (June 24, 2015)

Medicare Coverage Could be Even More Useful at Age 50
by Mark Miller, Reuters (June 18, 2015)

Low-risk Ways Retirees Can Make Extra Money
by Chris Farrell, Marketwatch (June 18, 2015)

Betting on Prevention as Medicare Turns 50
by Mark Miller, Retirement Revised (June 18, 2015)

Changing Social Security and Medicare 
by Mac McLean, The Bulletin (February 13, 2015)

 

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Politics

How Older Voters Will Vote in the 2016 Election
by Chris Farrell, Next Avenue (July 21, 2016)

Is it Time to Abolish Mandatory Retirement? (Aging Experts Say We Need to Rethink Forcing People Out Due to Their Age)
by Kerry Hannon, AOL Jobs, Next Avenue (July 31, 29, 2015)

A Physician Offers His View on the White House Conference on Aging
by Liz Seegert, Healthjournalism.org (July 14, 2015)

Story Ideas Emerge Between Policy, Spin at White House Conference on Aging 
by Liz Seegert, Healthjournalism.org (July 14, 2015)

Needs of Retirees Take a Smaller Center Stage at White House Forum 
by Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (July 13, 2015)

Ms. Seegert Goes to Washington
by Liz Seegert, Health Journalism.org (July 12, 2015)

What is Missing from the White House Conference on Aging
by Mark Miller, Reuters (July 9, 2015)

What I Told Senators About the Need for Older Workers
by Kerry Hannon, Forbes, Next Avenue (June 29, 26, 2015)

Senate Hearing: Mapping a “New Workscape for Older Workers
by Kerry Hannon, Encore.org (June 25, 2015)

Senate Special Committee on Aging before their HEARING: Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape
by Kerry Hannon, (June 24, 2015)

Senior Issues Hit Legislature
by Mac McLean, The Bulletin (January 16, 2015)

 

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Economics

A Personal Sort of Time Travel: Ancestry Tourism
by Amy Zipkin, The New York Times (July 29, 2016)

The Sharing Economy Attracts Older Adults
by Amy Zipkin, The New York Times (December 5, 2015)

The Most Ignored 401(k) Power Move
by John Wasik, Forbes (July 13, 2015)

New Annuity Options to Plan Around Life’s Biggest Unknown
by Mark Miller, Reuters (June 26, 2015)

World Bank: Policy Shifts Can Mitigate Gray Tsunami as Population Ages
by Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald (June 16, 2015)

No Money for Old People? 
by Barbara Peters Smith, Herald-Tribune (January 16, 2015)

 

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Aging & Longevity

Going for the Gold in the Golden Years
by Amy Zipkin, The New York Times (September 16, 2016)

Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp
by Amy Zipkin, The New York Times (December 5, 2015)

Silent “Epidemic” of Ageing
by Foon Fong Loh, The Star (Malaysia) (August 9, 2015)

Support for Elderly Needed
by Foon Fong Loh, The Star (Malaysia) (August 9, 2015)

Does Diabetes Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline?
by Liz Seegert, Vancouver Sun (June 22, 2015)

Blue Space “Important to Seniors” Well-Being
by Erin Ellis, Forbes, Vancouver Sun (June 22, 2015)

The Challenges Posed by an Aging Global Population
by Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (June 20, 2015)

Americans are in a Charitable Giving Mood 
by Richard Eisenberg, Forbes, Next Avenue (June 16, 2015)

Global Aging: 4 Myths Debunked
by Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue, Forbes (June 15, 2015)

Apps Designed for Seniors
by Mac McLean, The Bulletin (January 30, 2015)

 

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Ageism

Employers are Rethinking Older Worker Stereotypes
by Chris Farrell, Next Avenue (July 8, 2016)

The Grandparent Trap: The Shameful Problem of Elder Financial Abuse is Only Going to Get Worse
by Helaine Olen, Slate (July 30, 2015)

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Health & Medical

The real financial costs of caregiving
by Katy Read, Minneapolis Star Tribune (May 2, 2017)

Family Eldercare: Survival in the Big Apple
by Liz Seegert, New America Media (July 1, 2015)

Can Screenings be Too Much of a Good Thing?
by Liz Seegert, Health Journalism.org (June 30, 2015)

New Report Ranks Best, Worst States for Older Women’s Health 
by Liz Seegert, Health Journalism.org (June 26, 2015)

Experts Stress Increased Need for More Long-Term Care Initiatives, Funding
by Liz Seegert, Health Journalism.org (June 26, 2015)

Money Advice for Wives Whose Husbands Die Suddenly
by Kerry Hannon, Next Avenue (June 18, 2015)

Texas Researchers Seek World War II Vets for Study on Memory, Identity
by Veronic Zaragovia, KUT.org (January 5, 2015)

 

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End-of-Life Issues and Palliative Care

Videos on End-of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversations
by Ina Jaffe, South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio (June 17, 2014)

Study: Utah is Worst at Supporting Family Caregivers
by Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune (June 4, 2014)

Area Agency on Aging is Making a Comeback 
by Barbara Peters Smith, Herald-Tribune (May 12, 2014)

Getting on With The Task of bearing a Loss 
by Barbara Peters Smith, Herald-Tribune (May 9, 2014)

A Look into the Married Life of a Caregiver
by Barbara Peters Smith, Herald-Tribune (April 25, 2014)

Caring for Seniors Where They Live
by Barbara Peters Smith, Herald-Tribune (March 13, 2014)

The Power of Posture in Caregiving 
by Barbara Peters Smith, Herald-Tribune (January 29, 2014)

Caregiving in The Age of Decline 
by Nell Lake, Guernica (January 15, 2014)

 

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