We live in a rapidly aging world. A new global photography project captures the lives behind the statistics by documenting the lives of 72-year-olds — the world's median life expectancy today.
Germany has welcomed dozens of the oldest refugees fleeing Ukraine — those who survived the Holocaust during World War II. They've now narrowly escaped death for the second time in their lives.
Many senior citizens entered their golden years with more debt than previous generations, and now they're struggling financially as they try to provide care for an ailing relative during the pandemic.
Senior citizens who don't keep up with technology are at risk of social isolation. A New Mexico nonprofit pairs tech-savvy youth with seniors, and both generations benefit from the human connection.
Meals on Wheels usually means home delivery or lunch at a senior center. But at a new project in Vancouver, Wash., it's a retro-hip neighborhood diner where seniors can get eggs, coffee and community.
The golden years are thought to be a well-earned, carefree time in life. But adults 65 and older now account for almost 1 in 5 suicides in America.
In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out different experiences in East Asia. In rapidly aging Japan, an edible innovation is helping seniors enjoy meals without fear of choking.
The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.
As more seniors keep working and maintain health coverage on the job, there is greater potential for costly confusion about when and how to sign up for Medicare.