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70 Things To Do When You Turn 70

70 Things To Do When You Turn 70

As you turn seventy, you have an opportunity to experience life fully, and to redefine what it means to embark on this next stage of your journey. Turning fifty represents a major milestone for most people.  When my wife, Leslie turned fifty, I hired a nine piece Salsa band, took all of the furniture out […]

Aging in Place With Style

Aging in Place With Style

Betty was adamant about her son not installing grab bars in her home or bathroom. “I’m not going to a nursing home and I don’t…

Tips For Traveling As A Caregiver

Tips For Traveling As A Caregiver

Many caregivers of a loved one with a memory disorder, such as Alzheimer’s disease, long for the days when they could travel with that person…

Elder Abuse: Be A Part of the Solution

Elder Abuse: Be A Part of the Solution

This article  was originally published by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation on their public education website HealthinAging.org.  Please visit HealthinAging.org for more…

Live Independently NOW!

Live Independently NOW!

No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen,…

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How to Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Cope with Loss

How to Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Cope with Loss

This article was originally published by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation on their public education website HealthinAging.org.  Please…

Overcome Your Biggest Dating Fears!

Overcome Your Biggest Dating Fears!

I remember when I first started dating back in my 40s. Wow, it was SCARY! And it took a lot of courage to break through some of the fears and self-doubt I was feeling so…

Get Back Out There And Start Dating!

Get Back Out There And Start Dating!

What are you waiting for? I understand that you worry about how and where to meet someone new. And once you do meet someone, you fear how your family and children will react to a…

Second Chance At Love

Second Chance At Love

Who Knew? I wasn’t expecting much being divorced and in my fifties.  I was a daughter, mother, grandmother…

How To Move On After Divorce

How To Move On After Divorce

Divorce! It’s the one thing you probably never anticipated at this point in life. No-one walks down the…

Pet Love For Older Adults

Pet Love For Older Adults

I have one 70-year old friend who takes her dog to the local dog park daily. Sometimes her…

Tools For Sharing Medical Information

So, you’ve decided to share your medical information with your family. The reasons may vary, from helping you…


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…

How Cuddling Can Help You Live Longer

How Cuddling Can Help You Live Longer

Relationships change with age and as you get older, you may feel increasingly isolated. Incorporating human touch through…

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…

Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

A healthy diet is good for everyone. But as people get older, cooking nutritious food can become difficult…


Speed Dating  Isn’t Just for Young People

Speed Dating Isn’t Just for Young People

The idea of speed dating for people over 70 can evoke laughs from anyone who’s younger, along with…

Find Support for Your Retirement Transition

Find Support for Your Retirement Transition

Take a moment to reflect back on a few of the major transitions in your life. These are…

Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread ‘Elder Fraud’

Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread ‘Elder Fraud’

This is the season for generosity — and for con artists who take advantage of it. Older adults…

Hospital Companions Can Ease Your Isolation

Hospital Companions Can Ease Your Isolation

Loneliness can be a problem for older people, especially when they’re in the hospital. Their children may have…


Helping Each Other Age in Place

Are we all destined to move into retirement homes when household chores become unmanageable? Thanks to the proactive…

Boommates: The Frugal, Friendly Way to Live

Boommates: The Frugal, Friendly Way to Live

(Check out this great Boommate interview from the Today show) A new trend has caught the attention of baby…

Friendship is Ageless: Part III

Friendship is Ageless: Part III

As seen in parts I & II of this series, Int-Gen facilities provide countless benefits to their community…

Friendship is Ageless: Part II

Friendship is Ageless: Part II

  On an overcast day at the Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home in Seattle, you might think…


Friendship is Ageless: Part I

Friendship is Ageless: Part I

43% of older adults experience social isolation, which is closely correlated to loneliness and depression, as well as…

Managing Financially Dependent Adult Children

Managing Financially Dependent Adult Children

The retirement savings you expect to have at the conclusion of your career can be greatly depleted by needy…

Preventing Suicide in Aging Loved Ones

Preventing Suicide in Aging Loved Ones

How would you handle an elder friend or relative voicing suicidal thoughts? Would you alert doctors? Would you…

How to Coordinate Retirement with Your Spouse

How to Coordinate Retirement with Your Spouse

What do you do if your spouse retires but you want to continue working? How do you manage…


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…

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…

A Guide to Avoiding Financial Fraud

A Guide to Avoiding Financial Fraud

How confident are you in avoiding fraudulent schemes during retirement? When was the last time you checked your parents’…

How to Address Alcohol Abuse with Loved Ones

How to Address Alcohol Abuse with Loved Ones

In our culture today, a few glasses of wine with dinner or a nightcap before bed is nothing to…


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…

92-Year-Old Honors Late Wife with Thriving Business

Years after retirement, and soon after the death of his wife, Earl Fultz has turned her spice recipe…

Find Travel Companions For Your Next Adventure

Find Travel Companions For Your Next Adventure

One of the most exciting benefits of retirement is finally having ample time to travel. But what if…

Can Technology Help Cure Loneliness?

Can Technology Help Cure Loneliness?

“My biggest fear is being alone and having no one to care about me.” My grandmother is 87. She…


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