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Rainy Day Women Ages 55 And Up: Bob Dylan Makes Cover Of AARP Magazine

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Barbara Beskind, 90, is a designer at IDEO who works with engineers on products that improve the quality of life for older people. Nicolas Zurcher/Courtesy of IDEO hide caption

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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

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Palliative medicine physician Michael Fratkin gets off a plane after visiting a patient on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. He's recently launched a startup to support this kind of work. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

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Donna Giron wheels through the halls of the nursing home she's lived in since May. Finding an affordable home of her own has been difficult. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

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Donald Hall is a former U.S. poet laureate and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2010. Linda Kunhardt/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind

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Joyce Powell, 80, attends an exercise class at UT-Arlington with her husband, Thomas (right). Powell says she feels more confident in getting around and traveling since taking the classes. Dane Walters/KERA hide caption

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Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

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A Kenyan senior citizen leans on his cane. As people age in parts of Africa, they report declining levels of satisfaction with their life. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gloria Gxebeka (left) visits Leona Mqhayi and types her health information into a cell phone Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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Grannies Taking Care Of Grannies Is Good For Everyone

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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

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Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, but its senior citizens all benefit from a guaranteed pension. Antonio Olmos/Courtesy of Age International hide caption

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Federal prosecutors allege two nursing homes in California have "persistently and severely overmedicated elderly and vulnerable residents." Antipsychotic drugs like risperidone, also known as Risperdal, can be dangerous for elderly people, but are frequently prescribed to nursing home patients. JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

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