Ina Jaffe Ina Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Culver City, Calif.

Manuel "Manny" Aguirre, 80, has been mixing cocktails at Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles for more than two decades. He works part time and could retire — but he doesn't want to. Courtesy of Musso and Frank Grill hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Musso and Frank Grill

Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/293727317/294385270" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Man signing a contract in his attorney's office. Lisa F. Young/iStockPhoto hide caption

toggle caption
Lisa F. Young/iStockPhoto

With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/291136301/291172182" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/288492900/288492901" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Failures in ordinary care are causing widespread harm that's sometimes serious, inspectors say. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/286261742/286387622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The fastest-growing part of the online dating market is people over 50, according the CEO of the Match Group. Carmen Winant/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Carmen Winant/Getty Images

ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/282589142/282589143" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The divorce rate for Americans over 50 doubled between 1990 and 2010. Alexander Abramov/iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
Alexander Abramov/iStockphoto

Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/282105022/282123692" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Brain Training Results In Older Adults Can Last For Years

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/262946906/262946907" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Financial Benefits Of A College Degree Accumulate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/260119063/260119069" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Snowstorm Leave Parts Of Midwest, Northeast And Canada Powerless

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/257137833/257160214" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Law Schools See Drop In First-Year Students

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/255185877/255185878" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Will Seniors Leave Republicans Out To Dry In 2014?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/249695587/249681402" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Homeless Population Shrinks Again, But Unevenly

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/246590178/246609267" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pansy Greene, 73, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She and her husband, Winston, have been married for 57 years. She says her secret to maintaining a normal life is to stay active and positive. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David P. Gilkey/NPR

Despite Early Stages, Alzheimer's Affects Couple's Big Picture

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245467522/245584031" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gilroy Hain's only source of income is the $1,500 a month he receives from Social Security. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ina Jaffe/NPR

When 'Fixed Income' Means Getting By On Social Security

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/236305692/242028439" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
iStockphoto.com

Arguments Over Social Security Pit Old Vs. Young

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/241722361/241782587" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript