January Boomers and Beyond

Researchers analyze crash test data at a test site. Experts from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are teaming up with industry experts to develop new seat belt systems to better protect drivers over the age of 65, who are expected to number more than 60 million by 2030.

Ohio State Researchers Seek to Improve Safety

As baby boomers age, their risk of life-threatening injuries from car crashes also increases. Although car seat belts are safe and save the lives of many drivers of different shapes and sizes, they don’t always provide optimal safety for everyone. In an effort to improve safety and reduce ...

In this photo provided by Joseph Roginski, taken May 13, 2011, Joseph Roginski, right, holds a package in a storeroom of the Misawa City Hall in Japan, where donations of clothing and supplies were being kept for earthquake relief efforts. He says that while the cost of living is higher in Japan, access to health care is not. “Things are very expensive here. It is impossible to live off Social Security alone,” said Roginski, who was stationed in Japan in 1968. “But health insurance is a major factor in staying here.” The former military language and intelligence specialist said he pays $350 annually to be part of Japan’s national health insurance. His policy covers 70 percent of his costs. The rest is covered by a secondary insurance program for retired military personnel. (Joseph Roginski via AP)

Growing Number of Americans Retiring Outside United States

By MARIA ZAMUDIO For The Associated Press Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he died in 2012. “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off ...

Income Only Trusts Becoming Increasingly Popular Tools

“Income only trusts” are becoming increasingly popular tools to protect assets from nursing home and long-term care costs. Trusts are legal arrangements that involve property and ownership interest. A trust is a property interest wherein assets held by an individual called the trustee, ...

Experts Answer Your Social Security Questions

Question: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account? Answer: my Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with us. With a my Social Security account you can: Keep track of your ...

How To Organize Your Affairs

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I would like to get our personal and financial affairs in order so our kids will know what’s going on if we get sick or die. What tips can you offer? Procrastinating Paul Dear Paul, Organizing your key information and getting your personal and financial ...

Nominate Outstanding Older Ohioan For Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging is seeking the public’s help to identify outstanding older neighbors who have made, and continue to make, a lasting difference in their professions, their vocations and their communities, and who serve as role models for other generations to continue to grow, ...