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Cops: ‘Hats Off’ to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

May 16, 2018 |

As far as senior pranks go, this may win “Most All-Around Appreciated” in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police Department…
Newser

Seniors Learn Unpleasant Truth About Bullying

May 12, 2018 |

Bullying doesn’t end as we enter our golden years, apparently. The AP has uncovered incidents of cruelty at senior centers and housing complexes that highlight the surprising ways elderly people bully one another. “There’s the clique system just like everywhere else,” says Betsy Gran, who once ran a senior center…
Newser

Tesla crashes into wall, killing 2 Florida high school seniors; NTSB investigating

May 10, 2018 |

Two Florida high school seniors were killed and one was severely injured Tuesday night when the Tesla they were riding in crashed into a concrete wall and burst into flames, police said.
FOX News

Sex After 65? Many Seniors Say Absolutely

May 3, 2018 |

Are seniors having sex? The survey says … yes. A new national study of 1,002 adults ages 65 to 80 has found that although frequency of sex declines with age and illness, many are still having sex and most older adults are happy with their sex lives. Investigators at…
Newser

Unpaid Student Debt Sending Seniors Below Poverty Line

December 25, 2016 |

Can federal student loan debt follow you into your golden years? It can and it is, per a report released Tuesday. The Department of Education last year garnished $ 171 million from Social Security checks going to Americans ages 50 and up, reports Consumerist . Since most of those affected are aging…
Newser

Japan Has Delicious Plan to Get Seniors Out of Their Cars

November 29, 2016 |

Japan is trying to reduce the number of car accidents involving elderly drivers by offering seniors the only thing they love more than their independence: discounted meals. The Guardian reports that starting this month elderly drivers in Aichi prefecture can hand their driver’s licenses over to police, receive a certificate…
Newser

Internet Scams More Successful With Millennials Than Seniors

October 20, 2016 |

Mark Zuckerberg famously said “young people are just smarter,” but when it comes to internet scams, it seems millennials aren’t so savvy after all. A new survey found that 50% of the victims of tech support scams were 18- to 34-year-olds; by comparison, only 34% of people ages 36 to…
Newser

2 Lawn-Mowing Seniors Face $37M Bill Over Wildfire

August 22, 2016 |

Two men suspected of starting a wildfire last year that scorched 40 square miles of Oregon forestland could soon get a bill for at least $ 37 million, reports AP . Jeff Bonebrake with the Oregon Department of Forestry says they’re still finalizing firefighting costs for the 2015 Stouts Creek fire that…
Newser

How seniors can lessen the mortgage burden

September 22, 2014 |

Depending on circumstances, those retiring with a mortgage can take a variety of steps to lessen the financial burden.
L.A. Times – Business