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The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power

Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.

For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means ‘Starting From Zero,’ Even at 90

As a dire economy drives migration, Venezuelans in their retirement years are joining the exodus, a journey fraught with worries over health care, employment and leaving a country they love.

Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an alternative: e-cigarettes.

Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.

Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.

‘It Reads Like Poetry’: Readers Respond to a Story of Loneliness and Death in Japan

Norimitsu Onishi, The Times’s Johannesburg bureau chief, talks about the evolution of his story on the lonely deaths of the elderly in Japan.

Generation Grumpy: Why You May Be Unhappy if You’re Around 50

The generation of people born 1962 to 1971, now in what are typically peak earning years, are finding they are not doing as well as they might have expected.