Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
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Friday, November 25, 2005
AGE BEAT ONLINE: Newsletter of the Journalists Exchange on Aging (JEoA)
Nov. 22, 2005 –Volume 5, Number 37
ABO WILL BE OFF NEXT WEEK FOR THANKSGIVING AND RETURN DEC. 6.
IN THIS ISSUE: A toast to the birds that never flew.
1. ON THE CALENDAR: Beyond Schiavo Seminar at Poynter Institute;
Civic Ventures “Purpose Prize” teleconference, Dec. 1; White House Conference on Aging Update
2. “AGE BEATLES NEWS: Conservatorship Series in L.A. Times; AARP Pubs on Medicare Part D; NOW on PBS Expose on Retirement Health Benefits Nominated for Business Emmy; Pat Samples Get Buzz on Her New Book
3. TUESDAY WITH TED or NIGHTLINE AND THE 18-49 DILEMMA
4. “LARKIN’S LINKS”: More on Getting Physical
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
attitudes and behaviors towards retirement savings, resulting in workers
saving more and employers placing higher value on retirement plans." I do know more young people who are saving in 401(k) plans, something I never considered until my 30s...which is why I expect to be working until 75. (That and being a "rapidly aproaching 50" father of a 6-year-old.)
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
IN THIS ISSUE: Medicare, as simple as A, B, C, #$%^%**& D
1. THE CALENDAR: Confusion--and Confondido--over Medicare Part D
2. "AGE BEATLES NEWS": Gen Y in the Newsroom; A Sad Farewell to Myrna Lewis; A Correction and Comment
3. "ON THE ABO BLOG" By ABO BLOGMEISTER JOHN CUTTER: Medicare Part D
4. "LARKIN'S LINKS": Getting Exercised About "Strengths-Based" Models
5. "STONES AGE NEWS (BORN TO FUN)
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Monday, November 14, 2005
One way to track what colleagues are doing is to search Medicare in Google News. You can customize the page so the top Medicare stories come up when you go to the site. One advantage to Google News than, say, over Topix.net is Google lets you sort by relevance -- bringing up grouping of stories on similar topic within Medicare, or by date, which brings up-to-the-minute list of things. (For those with lexis-nexis access, you can do something similar there as well.)
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
IN THIS ISSUE: No deductibles or copayments.
1. "AGE BEATLES NEWS": Philly Inquirer Series on Aging in the Burbs; Jaffe's Plain D Plan D Guide; Kaiser Media Program's Duckham Honored by SPJ's Northern California Chapter; Two New Books
2. "THE CALENDAR": Free Seminars on Medicare Part D at Six California Newspapers
3. "ON THE ABO BLOG": Actuarial Clues to Living to 100, and more
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Monday, November 07, 2005
Not sure if these are running in other markets but I just saw my first Medicare TV commercial, with a bunch of way-too-enthusiastic "seniors" greeting the mail carrier when he brings their "Medicare & You 2006." If everyone is that happy to get the book, I guess things we'll be OK. (The spot ran on the 5 p.m. news, which is probably good spot, since viewership of TV news is higher among older age groups. But wedged between sweeps-heavy news reports heavy on sex and crime, it was a little startling to see all those happy people.)
Friday, November 04, 2005
Just found this online. Sounds interesting, and Florida is a great place in January! "Source: Society of Actuaries Living to 100 and Beyond Monograph
From Forward (PDF) "This collection of papers is intended to add to the body of knowledge on subjects related to current survival rates, future improvement in survival and the impact of increasing numbers of survivors to retirement and beyond. It is hoped that the work described in these papers will encourage wider dissemination of current knowledge and further study leading to the production of more reliable data and advances in ideas and theories." From the Living to 100 and Beyond Symposium; January 12-14, 2005; The Hilton Hotel; Walt Disney World Resort; Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
It's a good question, and just one raised in a new survey on heathly aging and sleep released today by the International Longevity Center, where you find the venerable and media friendly Dr. Robert N. Butler. Make sure you look at sleep concerns among caregivers, which might make the story even more appealing to readers. Find it at http://www.ilcusa.org/media/default.htm
Google, which sooner or later will own everything in the media, started its controversial Google Print service today, allowing you to search the full text of many books. So what did I do ... search for my name. There were more references to Wesley Snipes character of the same name in the movie Passenger 57 than to me, but I did show up in a journalism book pontificating on the age beat. The Journalists Exchange on Aging makes a respectable showing here and there, as does our own Paul Kleyman. Set aside your copyright concerns for a few minues and try it at http://print.google.com/print?hl=en ... (From a practical standpoint, it could be a way to check on what some source wrote or said in print.)