Think of it as your grandmother's form of graffiti. It's been called "yarn bombing" or "yarnstorming" - when you wake up to find your mail box or light pole has been covered in a colorful yarn sleeve, as if your grandmother had attacked it with a pair of knitting needles.
Ah, the golden years! Retirement was supposed to be an indulgement for seniors, their reward after raising kids and working 9-to-5 all those years. But now experts say baby boomers can no longer afford retirement, and that seniors are working longer: the employment rate for workers over 55 is at an all-time high. Are you a senior? Why have you put off retirement? Have you taken on a job when you thought you'd be traveling the world? What costs are eating up your savings? What other options do you have for paying the bills? Share your story: 258-3552 or leave your comment below.
Anthony Candida expected to retire when his last kid moved out of the house. But then the recession hit - and he suddenly found his kids and four grandchildren moving back in with him. He's now the sole full-time breadwinner for a house of nine. Nevada's multi-generational housing is on the rise, and more seniors are re-entering the work force or just working past retirement. What's the incentive to keep working for older Americans? How many families are combining households to make ends meet? And how is this multi-generational setup changing the fabric of Nevada?
When your parents get older and need care, what options are out there? How much does a nursing home cost - and why does it bankrupt some families? We hear stories of success and horror from those who sought the perfect home for their elderly parents... and what they should have done better. Have you had to find a nursing home? What's your story? We want to hear from you.
Older Americans in the Mountain West and on the West Coast feel younger and healthier than in other parts of the country. About 78 percent of adults ages 65 and older who live in the West say they don't feel old, compared with 67 percent of older adults who live in the rest of the country, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.