The new Apple Watch 4 is a boon for boomers 

It’s a wellness device that could well replace your phone. I never wanted an Apple Watch in the first place. I hadn’t worn a watch in years, when Dave from Starkey showed me how it could operate my new hearables. So I bought it, the original model, and it grew on me. I liked running…

How older Americans got stuck in the suburbs 

If you’re stuck in the suburbs without a car, consider yourself collateral damage from the Cold War. “It is wrong to believe that postwar American suburbanization prevailed because the public chose it and will continue to prevail until the public changes its preferences. … Suburbanization prevailed because of the decisions of large operators and powerful…

Why aging boomers need walkable cities more than convenient parking

The Guardian has been running a fascinating series called Walking the City, and North American cities don’t come off looking very good. In Denver, people ask “What’s wrong with the sidewalks? Why is it so hard to walk here?” In San Francisco, an artist installs much-needed benches and they “attract homeless people, and criticism.” I…