Ina Jaffe http://wuwm.com en Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship http://wuwm.com/post/never-too-late-more-older-adults-sold-entrepreneurship If you've ever been driven to rage and despair trying to pry open one of those plastic blister packs, Paul Tasner says it doesn't have to be that way. According to the 68-year-old Tasner, all it would take is for more products to use the packaging he's developed for his company, Pulpworks.<p>As you might guess from the name, it specializes in packaging made from pulp — from paper, cardboard, even sugarcane fiber — that's molded to fit a product.<p>"I just loved the idea of turning [what is] basically garbage into packaging," Tasner says.<p>His story isn't that unusual. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 28218 at http://wuwm.com Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health http://wuwm.com/post/thinking-retiring-consider-your-health The <a href="http://mussoandfrank.com/">Musso and Frank Grill</a> is a cherished time warp in Los Angeles. Once inside, you're in old Hollywood: The place is all dim lighting and curved booths, with a soundtrack featuring every song you ever heard in a black-and-white movie. It's a steak-and-martini kind of place.<p>And the guy who makes those famous martinis is Manuel "Manny" Aguirre. He's been mixing cocktails for 55 years, more than two decades of that behind the long bar here. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 27698 at http://wuwm.com Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job http://wuwm.com/post/less-financial-security-older-workers-stay-job The laboratories at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo, Calif., look more like a bunch of stuff from the hardware store than the set from <em>Star Trek</em>. But physicist John Hurrell gazes at a nondescript collection of tubes with admiration. It's a transmission electron microscope.<p>"This is one of the pieces of equipment which will enable us to get down pretty well to atomic-level sensitivity," he says.<p>Hurrell is 75 years old. Technically, he's been retired for 10 years. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 27174 at http://wuwm.com With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go http://wuwm.com/post/why-older-adults-have-hard-time-letting-their-stuff-go A study finds that people over 50 have difficulty getting rid of unneeded possessions. Some of this is for emotional reasons and some of it for physical ones. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:57:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 26463 at http://wuwm.com A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment http://wuwm.com/post/third-nursing-home-patients-harmed-their-treatment On the last day of his life, Charles Caldwell was surrounded by seven members of his family, but no one thought he was dying. He was in a Dallas-area nursing home, recuperating from surgery to insert a feeding tube. Caldwell had Parkinson's disease. He'd "lost his ability to swallow," explains Caldwell's son-in-law, Bill Putnam.<p>Things began to go wrong, Putnam says, when a <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm">licensed practical nurse </a>gave Caldwell some medication through his feeding tube. The medicine wouldn't stay down. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:42:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 26186 at http://wuwm.com A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment