A new law allowed a record number of young people to run in local elections this year. But they face skepticism, cultural hurdles and problems as old as politics itself.
Here’s what the results may mean for you.
You can’t leave money in your I.R.A. forever, as dictated by I.R.S. rules. This can put retired investors in a tough spot.
Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.
After leaving the labor force in unusual numbers early in the pandemic, Americans approaching retirement age are back on the job at previous levels.
South Korea has three ways of calculating age, often adding a year or two to the international standard. The incoming president wants to change that.
What the extraordinary performance of a 63-year-old runner shows about the power of regret.
Through more than three decades of research, the Yale psychologist Becca Levy has demonstrated that age discrimination can take years off one’s life.
Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.
In “Left on Tenth,” the veteran author looks back on a series of life-altering events, including a whirlwind romance at the age of 72.
Or are injections just a temporary, addictive fix?
The Village to Village Network assists older people with the services they need to remain in their homes. A younger generation is getting involved.
Many older Americans like to ease into being an ex-worker — but you need to think carefully about just how to get there.
Documents released in an age-discrimination case appear to show high-level discussion about paring the ranks of older employees.
After nearly two years spent in a computer crouch, my favorite sweater and I have gone fuzzy.
We don’t want to leave the world a worse place than we found it.
Sex can drop off in our final decades. But for those who keep going, it can be the best of their lives.
A variety of online tools can guide retirees looking to make the most of this benefit — which many older Americans depend on.
Hot flashes, mood swings and other signs of menopause can cause women to quit their jobs. Here’s how some handle symptoms while working.
When Zara Rutherford landed in Belgium on Thursday, she became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe solo.
Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.
Ciro Scala had to delay school. Fifty years later, he returned, earning two degrees and the respect of younger students.
Why is the “Sex and the City” reboot populated by adults who seem perplexed by everything from politics to their own bodies?
Advice from Well’s most popular stories of the year.
Ready to give up on the pandemic? Spare a moment to think about older people.
Here, answers to some pressing questions about what’s going on with your hair and what treatments may be worth trying.
Age, region, education and income all influence what people think consumer prices will be a few years from now. And that creates a policy puzzle.
They are among the most vaccinated groups, but people 65 and older make up about three-quarters of the nation’s coronavirus death toll.
Living longer can mean having a longer career, whether by choice or necessity. Stopping and starting isn’t easy, but it might be worth it.
To reach a rapidly expanding demographic, companies are changing their tone.
Simple activities like walking boost immune cells in the brain that may help to keep memory sharp and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
My life expectancy is six more years. Covid-19 can’t prevent me from enjoying the time I have left.
Many men and women with “failing kidneys” may not have anything more than a normal age-related decline in kidney function.
Sorrow in the face of aging would be a poor response to this good fortune.
The Rev. Luis Urriza arrived in Beaumont, Texas, nearly 70 years ago and founded the thriving Cristo Rey parish. His religious order has now called him back to Spain.
Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their skills.
A world obsessed with women’s hyper-visibility can dispatch them so swiftly to invisibility.
Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.
By observing mice hair follicles, scientists discovered an unexpected mechanism of aging. “If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it,” one said.
Any fracture in an older woman or man, whether from a car accident or sidewalk slip, may be a sign you should have your bone health checked.
Here are our picks for the most memorable performances with the biggest age gaps between star and character. Did they pull it off?
How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?
Inspired by a new book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old,” I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider.
More details on why experts advise to wait to claim benefits and on benefits for divorced spouses.
New research is intensifying the life span debate — with profound implications for the future of the planet.
Graceful final chapters in tennis can be difficult to achieve, as Serena Williams and Roger Federer are learning firsthand.
From the top of the big kids’ slide, you can see forever.
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age.
Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking.