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The Stages of Your “Elongated Life”

The Stages of Your “Elongated Life”

Living to 100+ With increased longevity, people today are living an “elongated life” to 100+. Indeed, some people believe that if you’re born in the 21st century, you are likely to live to 150! As a result, traditional benchmarks that people associated with chronological ages, such as that retirement takes place at 65 years of […]

Investment Allocation Tools To Fund Your Retirement

Investment Allocation Tools To Fund Your Retirement

Funding A Long Retirement Young investors are often told to embrace risk in their portfolios. The ups and downs of the markets are an ally in the pursuit of long-term growth, and losses only matter when they’re realized. Rarely is this common and often correct advice applied to investors that are nearing retirement. But indeed […]

What To Consider Before Going Back To School In Midlife

What To Consider Before Going Back To School In Midlife

Going back to school in your forties and fifties can be scary, but sometimes necessary, especially in this post-recession roller coaster economy. In 2010 the National Center for Education Statistics claimed that over 3.9 million people ages 35 and over were enrolled in degree-granting institutions. To enroll in college and start a new career when […]

7 Best Natural Vitamins & Minerals For A Healthy Life

7 Best Natural Vitamins & Minerals For A Healthy Life

Because healthy eating is not enough.  As we age, it’s clear that our bodies undergo important changes. Due to these changes, the need for certain vitamins and minerals (supplements) increases. For example, as women age, the hormonal changes associated with menopause puts us at risk for bone loss. This means that we need to make […]

3 Considerations For A Smooth Transition Into Retirement

3 Considerations For A Smooth Transition Into Retirement

Stop thinking about it as retirement. Start thinking about it as a transition. The traditional meaning of retirement used to be: work until 65, live a couple more years to enjoy your retirement by spending time with your family, maybe play a little golf, then die (as sad as that sounds). This 20th century concept […]

Caregivers: Don’t Forget To Take Care of Yourself

Caregivers: Don’t Forget To Take Care of Yourself

Today, many of us are taking care of our more frail parents. Whether we are the sole caregiver, or coordinating care giving by others, it can be very stressful. As we all know, our stress can “leak out” and impact others. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress: Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried Constant tiredness […]

Take The Leap: Travel Solo and Prosper

Take The Leap: Travel Solo and Prosper

Healing With Travel Peggy Johnston’s husband died unexpectedly in 2007, just two months after her retirement. She was thrust into the biggest transition period of her life, but she didn’t lock the door and throw away the key. Peggy saw this as an opportunity to begin a new journey — on her own. “After my […]

80-Year-Old Basketball Team Defies Aging

80-Year-Old Basketball Team Defies Aging

The women of the San Diego Splash basketball team are featured in a new ESPNW video special. But what’s so special about this basketball team? For starters, this team includes athletes only age 80 and above. Two members of the squad are actually over 90. “If you can stand up and move your legs, you’re […]

Daily Money Managers for Older Adults

Daily Money Managers for Older Adults

Think of the constant influx of mail that arrives at your home every day: bills that need to be paid, bank statements, notifications for insurance policies, wills, retirement plans and more. Now imagine managing all this with impaired eyesight, decreased hearing, arthritic hands, or failing memory. Most of us would like someone professional to handle […]

Be Safe On Senior Dating Sites

Be Safe On Senior Dating Sites

When you are looking to get into the online dating scene as senior it’s good to know that some people you will come across will try to rip you off.  According to ScamWatch, there are million dollars lost for online dating scam in every single year. And many of romance scams now target for senior […]

Financial Planning for a Longer Life

Financial Planning for a Longer Life

Retirement planning involves a delicate balance between adequately planning for a long retirement and maximizing the enjoyment of the money you’ve worked hard to accumulate. In most cases, a retirement that lasts 35 years will require far more financial resources than will one that lasts 20 or 25 years. What is more, the final years […]

Phased Retirement Can Be a Win-Win

Phased Retirement Can Be a Win-Win

As you are nearing retirement, you might not want to completely withdraw from the workforce. More companies are beginning to implement phased retirement programs for their employees which would allow them to have a more balanced lifestyle while still remaining in the workforce part time. Transitioning into retirement rather than dropping cold turkey sounds like […]

Which Type of IRA Is Right for You?

Which Type of IRA Is Right for You?

Ask a financial planner whether to save for retirement using a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA and you may receive an unsatisfying answer: it depends. While the Roth IRA is a much-loved planning tool, whether it’s the best option for you will depend on several factors, but math is not one of them. An […]

Elder Orphans: Planning for Retirement?

Elder Orphans: Planning for Retirement?

As baby boomers head into retirement, many are realizing they will have no family to depend on as they age. Planning is key if you’re an ‘elder orphan’ Almost one-quarter of Americans over 65 are single and childless, or known as “elder orphans,” with no one to care for them if their health declines, according […]

Age Friendly College Towns For Older Adults

Age Friendly College Towns For Older Adults

WILLIAM RIFFER, 70, hopscotched around the country during a career in the Navy and later as a manager in the nuclear power industry, moving 19 times. So it’s not surprising that it took him a little time to figure out where he wanted to retire about a decade ago. He and his wife, Cecelia, 69, […]

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Older people are working more, voting more and drinking and smoking less than they used to. That’s the good news. But nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to deal with diabetes, arthritis and impaired mobility. This snapshot of […]

Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You’ve Taken Music Lessons

Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You’ve Taken Music Lessons

Are music lessons the way to get smarter? That’s what a lot of parents (and experts) believe: Studying an instrument gives children an advantage in the development of their intellectual, perceptual, and cognitive skills. This may, however, turn out to be wishful thinking. Two new randomized trials have found no evidence for the belief. The […]

A Charitable Way to Reduce Your Taxes Today

A Charitable Way to Reduce Your Taxes Today

For many, the holidays are about giving.  More than one-third of all charitable donations take place during the last three months of the year. But goodwill doesn’t account for the timing of all of those donations… For many, last-minute charitable donations play an important role in tax management. That’s because many contributions come with big […]

For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

Poverty does not treat men and women equally, especially in old age. Women 65 years old and older who are living in poverty outnumber men in those circumstances by more than 2 to 1. And these women are likely to face the greatest deprivation as they become older and more frail. This pretty much describes […]

Hospital Companions Can Ease Isolation For Older People

Hospital Companions Can Ease Isolation For Older People

Loneliness can be a problem for older people, especially when they’re in the hospital. Their children may have moved away. Spouses and friends may themselves be too frail to visit. So a California hospital is providing volunteer companions in the geriatric unit. One of the volunteers at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica is […]

Solutions for Aging in Modern Times

This is a highly informative inside look at what the nation’s leading organizations are doing to plan for our aging population. But it doesn’t stop there. As a society, we need to shake our predisposition that work life ends at 65 and we spend the rest of our days on the beach or couch. Modern […]

Helping Each Other Age in Place

Are we all destined to move into retirement homes when household chores become unmanageable? Thanks to the proactive efforts of Americans all over the country, not any more. Using their friends and neighbors as a supportive network, mature adults have found that aging in place is extremely achievable. If you would like to remain in […]

Are You Letting Age Hold You Back?

Are You Letting Age Hold You Back?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a private practicing psychologist for over twenty years, and has recently shared some of her experience with aging patients. In her her recent article, she’s delves into what she believes to be the most important part of growing old: focusing on the things you can control in every stage of life.  […]

Grandmother Earns Degree for 100th Birthday

During her lifetime, 99-year-old College of the Canyons graduate Doreethea Daniels has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, the moon landing, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and now the digital information age. But with all the drama the past has offered, Daniels had yet to be presented with […]

Great Grandmother, 89, Earns Bachelor’s Degree

Great Grandmother, 89, Earns Bachelor’s Degree

There’s always time to go back and get a degree. One great-grandmother took that mantra to heart when she received her bachelor’s degree at the age of 89. Betty Reilly never finished high school, but at the age of 78 decided it finally time to get it done. Living with her husband in Sunrise, Florida, […]

How to Prevent, Recognize & Report Elder Abuse

How to Prevent, Recognize & Report Elder Abuse

Reaching old age deserves nothing but reverence and respect from our fellow community members. But too often, people see this as a vulnerability and an opportunity to exploit and abuse. Recent studies show that about 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ will experience some form of elderly abuse. So how do you prevent, recognize and report this […]

Finding Love in the Gray Divorce Revolution

Finding Love in the Gray Divorce Revolution

For many of us, the thought of going on a blind date after the age of 50 probably never crossed our minds. But in 2016, it’s happening more than ever. So how do you freshen up on the dating scene to give yourself the best chance for a love connection? Jane E. from Sacramento was […]

Educational Travel: The World Is Yours!

Educational Travel: The World Is Yours!

There are many methods for pursuing lifelong education, but only one can bring your studies to life: educational travel. This is an inspiring way to stretch your intellectual understanding of the past by immersing you in the subject at hand. Today, these insightful expeditions are more accessible than ever. The trend of mature adults striking […]

Age Is No Barrier to Learning a New Language

Learning a new language may be the most universal bucket list item, but many give up on the dream after a certain age. Popular apprehensions include: Aren’t I too old? Isn’t it much easier to learn in childhood? Am I capable of grasping all the foreign sounds? Fortunately, research has nothing but great news for […]

Tips for Handling Empty Nest Syndrome

Tips for Handling Empty Nest Syndrome

We spend infinite time and energy raising our children, but who knew watching them move out would be the hardest part? Many parents overlook this inevitable emotional shock, leaving them vulnerable to trauma and grief when that day comes. This condition has been deemed empty next syndrome, and it is vital that parents take necessary […]

Maintaining Structure and Purpose in Retirement

Maintaining Structure and Purpose in Retirement

For most of our lives, we are guided by structure. Work routines help us feel connected and useful, providing immense mental health benefits. But upon retirement, the loss of a spouse, or other lifestyle changes, it can be easy to lose sight of our purpose, leading to mental health decline. It is vital to address these feelings of […]

Supercharge Your Diet, Empower Your Brain

Supercharge Your Diet, Empower Your Brain

What would you do to strengthen and protect your brain in old age? For most of us, cognitive health is our number one priority, so if there was ever an opportunity to bolster our mental abilities and protect against decline, it wouldn’t be a question of “Why do I need this?” but rather “How do I begin?” Everyone knows physical exercise and […]

Make a Difference by Volunteering Abroad

Make a Difference by Volunteering Abroad

There are many ways to spend your retirement years, but how do you make them truly meaningful? If you would like to travel the world, help others, and gain first-person insight into foreign cultures, then volunteering abroad is for you. Volunteering abroad has become increasingly popular amongst older cohorts. Nearly 290,000 older adults from the U.S. […]

Live Past 100 with 9 Healthy Habits

Live Past 100 with 9 Healthy Habits

125 miles off the coast of Italy, on the island of Sardinia, a 102-year-old is chopping wood and riding his bike to work everyday. There are 20 times more centenarians here than in the United States. In Okinawa, Japan, citizens enjoy the longest disability free life expectancy in the world. Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and NYT best-selling author, has […]

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