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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 new partner, and how you can avoid repeating the same mistakes from your last relationship or previous marriage. These beliefs, […]

Do I Need A Medicare Supplement Plan?

Do I Need A Medicare Supplement Plan?

Having a Medicare Plan is a surefire way to enter your retirement years. Yet, and depending on your circumstances, a Medicare Insurance Policy may not be enough to provide a strong safety net when it comes to managing your finances. Primarily because of the “gaps” (out-of-pocket health care costs, such as coinsurance charges, co-payments, and deductibles) […]

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 aisle expecting to get divorced 20, 30 or 40 years later. However, while divorce rates in general have stabilized, the number of us aged over 50 getting a divorce (dubbed “gray divorce”) has almost doubled since 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 husband accompanies her, but more often than not, it’s just her and her dog. She has been going to the same dog park for six years now and she is part of a strong community that has […]

Plan For Your Next Life Stage

Plan For Your Next Life Stage

Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, once said that “Change is the only constant in life”. Centuries have passed, and the statement is as true today as it was then. The question is: are we using this period of change for growth? Studies report that the most significant causes of stress include deaths of parents and […]

Avoid Long Term Care Insurance Risks

Avoid Long Term Care Insurance Risks

Is it long term care worth it? We all know that the long term care expenses are too expensive to fund out of pocket; many have had to drain their savings to cover just a portion of the care that they need. On top of that, family members have been pushed to carry the burden […]

Stretches to Ease Chronic Pain

Stretches to Ease Chronic Pain

When you’re dealing with pain on a regular basis, it can be easy to think your discomfort will never go away. And that’s, in part, because your brain and body are already stuck in a faulty pain-signaling loop. The brain can continue to receive pain messages long after the major damage has been healed, says […]

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth It?

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth It?

First, let us answer one question: who are the adults aging solo? The dream for many in this generation was to land a job, establish a career, buy a house and a car, get married, and then have children. However, 25 million Americans or one-third of the aging population are marching to the beat of […]

Tools For Sharing Medical Information

Tools For Sharing Medical Information

So, you’ve decided to share your medical information with your family. The reasons may vary, from helping you keep track of important details such as appointments, medications, etc. to taking care of logistical paperwork.Whatever the reason may be, we can all agree that some of the most sensitive information tends to be found in medical […]

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 […]

Who Are You Calling “OLD”?

Who Are You Calling “OLD”?

We must begin a different conversation about getting old. The word “old” is associated with words like elderly, frail, over-the-hill, and decrepit – all incorrect terms for people who are still leading full and meaningful lives. Ask a millennial if they think their 55 year-old parents are “old”. Now ask the same 55 year-old if […]

Men, Weight Gain and Metabolism: Part 2

Men, Weight Gain and Metabolism: Part 2

Calling all men! Are you wondering why, as you age, you develop a “potbelly”? Believe it or not, men go through a male-version of menopause called andropause which is often a contributing factor for weight gain and belly fat. During andropause, testosterone decreases and the stress hormone, cortisol, increases. Symptoms may include hot flashes, muscle […]

ROBS: A Different Way to Start Your Retirement Business

ROBS: A Different Way to Start Your Retirement Business

After spending years of your life having to answer to someone else, it is only natural to want to be your own boss. You’ve decided that you’re intrigued by the prospect of potentially opening your own business within the next few years. Whether it is a small bistro in your neighborhood or a startup that […]

Milestone Birthday Vacation Ideas

Milestone Birthday Vacation Ideas

In eighth grade, I always heard my math professor repeat this seemingly profound expression to all of his students: “Youth is wasted on the young.” Back then, I dismissed it as yet another piece of “elderly wisdom” that I would hearken back to when I reached his age. But now, I’m starting to think he […]

Deciding If a QLAC is Right for You

Deciding If a QLAC is Right for You

As life expectancies lengthen and many retirements grow to 30 years or longer, more and more Americans are deciding to supplement traditional retirement savings, such as individual retirement accounts, 401(k)s, pensions and Social Security. They’re looking for other simple, guaranteed income sources, and qualified longevity annuity contracts can help. When you buy a QLAC, you commit money now in […]

Women, Weight Gain and Metabolism

Women, Weight Gain and Metabolism

I hear it all the time and often with an exasperated tone. How can I get rid of “this”? The “this” being reflective of an expanding waist line resulting in a 5, 10, or even 15 pound weight gain! Mysterious? Unexplainable? In short, no. As women age, there are subtle and later more dramatic hormonal […]

Is It Alzheimer’s or Just a Senior Moment?

Is It Alzheimer’s or Just a Senior Moment?

Everyone forgets things now and then.  Have you ever wondered why you opened the refrigerator?  Or where you put your car keys?  You aren’t alone. But if you (or a loved one) are over 50, you probably know that moment of panic — wondering whether this memory lapse just might be the first signs of […]

Overcoming Language Barriers When Traveling

Overcoming Language Barriers When Traveling

When you travel to another language speaking country, the most difficult part might be the language barrier that prevents you from fully engaging in another countries culture. Communication is key when you’re in a different environment. Whether you’re asking for directions or learning about the locals, here are some tips to help you prepare for […]

Crossing Off Your Bucket List Doesn’t Stop at 100

Crossing Off Your Bucket List Doesn’t Stop at 100

“I’m too old for that” is not an excuse. At least it’s not for Al Blaschke, from Texas, and Glenn Quillin from Illinois, both whom skydived on their 100th birthday. These age defying centenarians are proof that age is not a limitation-the only limitation that is holding you back is yourself. So, why are these […]

Making Sense of Roth IRA Conversions

Making Sense of Roth IRA Conversions

Credit source for photo: http://www.investmentzen.com/image-gallery The Roth IRA has become a popular planning tool since it was established by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Originally envisioned as a way for Americans of more modest means to efficiently transfer wealth to the next generation, the Roth IRA offers a number of potential advantages over a Traditional […]

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 cuddling can help you live a longer, healthier life. In the United States, one third of people ages 65 and up live alone. If you live by yourself, you may be missing out on all the hugging, […]

Forced Retirement Is a Growth Opportunity

Forced Retirement Is a Growth Opportunity

Forced or involuntary retirement—or the possibility that you may be forced to exit the workforce sooner than you wanted—is a more common problem than you may think. How prepared are you? Some 46% of retirees polled for the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey said they left their jobs before they’d planned, usually because […]

Exercises to Ease Arthritis Pain

Exercises to Ease Arthritis Pain

Why exercise is crucial to ease arthritis pain Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and painful joints are already bogging you down, the thought of walking around the block or swimming a few laps might seem overwhelming. But you […]

For Midwife, 71, Delivering Babies Never Gets Old

For Midwife, 71, Delivering Babies Never Gets Old

Sometimes you can’t retire even if you want to. For Dian Sparling, a certified nurse midwife in Fort Collins, Colo., there’s no one to take over her practice. But at 71, she’s finding that staying up all night delivering babies is harder than it used to be. Sparling founded an obstetrics and gynecology practice called […]

Tech Tool Aims to Manage Your Health

Tech Tool Aims to Manage Your Health

Aging 2.0 may not sound like the hippest start-up in San Francisco, but it’s part of an industry worth $2 billion and growing fast — technology to help older adults. Katy Fike, 35, is the company’s co-founder. She’s devoted to making sure that older adults who are supposed to use the products are involved in […]

At 85, ‘Old-School’ Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

At 85, ‘Old-School’ Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

Politics is one field that has long been associated with people working into their later years — sometimes even into their 80s or 90s. And at 85, state Sen. Fred Risser of Wisconsin, the longest-serving state lawmaker in the country, shows no signs of slowing down. Risser has been representing the city of Madison in […]

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 and sometimes physically impossible. A pot of soup can be too heavy to lift. And there’s all that time standing on your feet. It’s one of the reasons that people move into assisted living facilities. But a […]

Communities Seek to Be Age Friendly

Communities Seek to Be Age Friendly

Like many couples, Catherine Berger and husband raised their children in a suburban single-family house—in a subdivision an hour from downtown Atlanta. But after the kids left home and her husband died, she says, “there was nothing in the community for me.” Fourteen years ago, Berger, 73, moved into a townhouse in Inman Park, an […]

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 reactions from “how cute” to “how silly” to “how gross.” And while the documentary The Age of Love does have plenty of ha-ha moments, most of the time its subjects are reflecting on a need for intimacy […]

Never Too Late To Learn An Instrument

Never Too Late To Learn An Instrument

Based on: The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty by Francine Toder, Ph.D. © 2013 As a graduate student studying the aging brain many decades ago, I learned enough neuroscience to fill scarcely more than a couple of handwritten notebook pages.  Common knowledge and scientific acumen in those years […]

For One Senior, Working Past Retirement Age Is A Workout

For One Senior, Working Past Retirement Age Is A Workout

Retirement isn’t what it used to be, or even when it used to be. Since the late 1970s, the percentage of Americans over 65 who are still working has doubled. Sometimes these people are working because they need the money. But increasingly, people are staying in the workforce into their later years because they’re living […]

Rethinking Retirement Age

Rethinking Retirement Age

The age at which we retire has traditionally been linked to cultural norms and external factors such as the availability of a company pension, health care and Social Security retirement benefits. Pensions were designed to incentivize long-service with a single employer while also establishing formulas that would provide reliable incentives for employees to eventually retire. […]

Our Assumptions About Older Workers Are Wrong

Our Assumptions About Older Workers Are Wrong

It is almost second nature to create stereotypes of people based on age. If someone is in their twenties then they must be technologically adept, obsessed with keeping fit, prepared to change jobs frequently whilst obviously searching for meaningful work. Those in their sixties and seventies must be less interested in work and are probably exhausted and […]

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 events like graduating from college, getting married or having your first child. Now, think about the different ingredients that were in place to help you get through those times. Here’s the question: What was the single most […]

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 are particularly vulnerable to scams; more than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60, according to the FTC. But now there are products on the market designed to protect seniors’ nest eggs. Retired […]

A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Eating a bowl of cereal in the morning seems like such a simple thing, but it’s close to impossible for some of the 1 million Americans who struggle with the tremors of Parkinson’s disease. There are also as many as 10 million Americans who have a disorder called essential tremor — sometimes mistaken for Parkinson’s […]

Realize Your Dreams as an Entrepreneur

Realize Your Dreams as an Entrepreneur

If you’ve ever been driven to rage and despair trying to pry open one of those plastic blister packs, Paul Tasner says it doesn’t have to be that way. According to the 68-year-old Tasner, all it would take is for more products to use the packaging he’s developed for his company, Pulpworks. As you might […]

Dating Sites For Older Singles

With nearly 40 percent of Americans over 50 single and many looking for love online, dating sites are catering to this fast-growing market. Vicki Cherco, 58, of Libertyville, Ill., uses one called OurTime.com. Her most recent date went well. “He was good-looking and funny and nice and thoughtful and paid for everything and asked for […]

Flex Your Creative Muscles In Retirement Arts Colonies

Flex Your Creative Muscles In Retirement Arts Colonies

Some famous writers, painters and musicians have done some of their best work in their later years — impressionist Claude Monet, for one. But at the North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony, older people are proving that you don’t have to be famous — or even a professional artist — to live a creatively fulfilling life […]

The ‘Joy Of Movement’ To People With Parkinson’s

The ‘Joy Of Movement’ To People With Parkinson’s

If you pictured a dancer, you probably wouldn’t imagine someone with Parkinson’s disease. Worldwide, there are 10 million people with the progressive movement disorder, and they struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance. But over the past 15 years or so, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a program […]

Research the Best Places to Move, Here

Research the Best Places to Move, Here

Teleport is a new website providing personalized information about your dream cities. In a simple step-by-step process, you can input your ideal preferences for categories such as costs of living, quality of life, access to jobs, and physical landscape. Decide exactly what you are looking for in your next home town, and see what places […]

Inspiring Voices of Healthy Aging

Take some advice from just a few healthy agers, content in enjoying their current way of life, and reaping the rewards of previous years of healthy living. Their words are simple, yet profound, and we hope they help you stay on track to a long, healthy, happy life.

The Not-So-Distant Future of Longevity

The Not-So-Distant Future of Longevity

Scientific breakthroughs are changing the possibilities of healthy living for us all. While many of these studies are in their infancy, mainly focused on animal subjects such as mice and worms, the results have been remarkable nonetheless. Take a look at this article from USNews, discussing all the recent and current studies endeavoring to find […]

Strategies for Building Savings on Low Income

Strategies for Building Savings on Low Income

Everyone knows saving for retirement is important, but for those with low income, this often seems like a pipe dream. Thankfully, professionals have begun speaking up and offering advice to the public. Here are some tips we have gathered: Automize your savings Set up direct deposits to a 401(k), IRA or other savings program. Pay […]

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 mental and physical decline.  If you’d like to witness inspiring change affecting those of all generations, look no further than a handful of progressive care facilities around the world. It may come as a shock to some, […]

Student for a Day: One Day University Lectures

Student for a Day: One Day University Lectures

How would you like to attend a one-day series of lectures by today’s elite college professors? Well, now you can. Thanks to One Day University, thousands of mature adults can now access inspiring learning experiences without the hustle of cluttered class schedules and homework. When founder Steven Schragis attended a complimentary lecture at his daughter’s […]

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 adult children. Yet 59% of parents today have provided financial support for adult children who are no longer in school. Take a look at the following ways these parents are helping: 50 percent are providing a place […]

Handling Technological Change in the Workplace

Handling Technological Change in the Workplace

Is the constant evolution of technology in the workplace forcing you to consider early retirement? This is a highly common stress factor for adults continuing their careers later in life, leading some to consider early resignation. An increasing number of workers are continuing their careers later in life, with 22% of the workforce now above […]

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 try to talk them through it? Would you take any action at all? Unfortunately, the majority of suicidal warning signs are largely ignored or belittled, leaving elders prey to their own minds. In her New York Times […]

Consider This Before Relocating

Consider This Before Relocating

Planning a big move for retirement? Wonderful. Enthusiasm and adventurous spirit are essential to retirement living. But before you take that big leap into the unknown, experts implore you to think everything through. A recent survey shows that half of people ages 50-64 would like to change cities or states in retirement. But too many […]

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