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At 85, 'Old-School' Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting
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Maggie Smith plays aging opera diva Jean in the film Quartet. Increasingly, movies are turning their attention to older subjects in order to draw in older audiences. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Baby Boomers Return To The Multiplex, And Hollywood Notices
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The recession put a dent in Sims-Wood's savings, and she expects she'll have to stay in the workforce "forever." Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever'
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John David, 73, teaches an exercise class called PACE to seniors at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The former TV producer says he has finally found his true calling. Shiho Fukada for NPR hide caption

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For One Senior, Working Past Retirement Age Is A Workout
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The nation's largest provider of nonmedical home care for seniors is now offering training to help family caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for an Alzheimer's patient. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Workshops Help Families Grappling With Alzheimer's Home Care
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Jack Klugman, Half Of 'The Odd Couple' Dies At 90
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Online Sale Are Up 16 Percent This Holiday Season
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Citizens vote in Los Angeles County on Nov. 6. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In California, 'Republican' Is Becoming A Toxic Label
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Older Voters Could Decide Outcome In Volatile Wis.
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Democatic Rep. Shelley Berkley greets Republican Sen. Dean Heller before the second of their three debates, on Oct. 11 in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Underdog Democrat Is Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race
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In Calif., 2 Democrats, 2 Incumbents, 1 Race
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Obama, Ryan Pitch Medicare Plans To Older Voters
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The campus of the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles was donated to the federal government more than 100 years ago for use as a home for wounded veterans. Building 209, pictured here, was designated as a place to house disabled homeless vets in 2007, but the VA has yet to start renovations. Nancy Pastor for NPR hide caption

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Los Angeles VA Has Made Millions On Rental Deals
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