Robert Weisman

Robert Weisman reports on Baby Boomers -- their work, health, money, and lifestyle -- and life after 50. He is particularly interested in retirement and reinvention, aging, and second acts. In his 18 years at The Globe, Weisman has previously worked as a technology editor and a business writer covering high-tech and venture capital, aerospace, management issues, hospitals, health insurance, and life sciences. Before coming to The Globe, he was a business editor and writer for the Seattle Times, Hartford Courant, and New Haven Register. He is a native of Norwich, Conn., and a graduate of Boston University.

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Landing jobs, finding care: New site hopes to help boomers navigate post-retirement life

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Tim Driver sees navigating later years — landing jobs, deciding where to retire, finding elder care — as an untapped market for online ratings and recommendations.

With retirement, many are making it up as they go

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Many older people don’t know when they — or their partners — will retire, or what they’ll do after. And economic volatility adds to the uncertainty.

Depression, ranging in severity, shadows old age for nearly a third of Mass. seniors

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Diagnoses, spanning in severity from mild seasonal affective disorder to major depressive disorder, affects 31.5 percent of people over 65, according to a new UMass-Boston report.

Doctors often recommend a new vaccine to prevent shingles. Good luck finding it

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The debilitating viral infection afflicts about 1 million mostly older Americans annually with a blistering rash and pain that can linger for months. But there’s a vaccine shortage in Mass. and beyond.