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8 Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

8 Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

The great thing about retiring is that you no longer have to keep punching a time clock. This however can be mixed blessings. Lack of a proper job structure or even family will leave you feeling disoriented. Perhaps you can’t even figure out what day of the week it is or you suddenly come to […]

Leaving your Job Is Hard to Do

Leaving your Job Is Hard to Do

You’ve been at the same job for years. You feel stuck and stressed but can’t seem to make yourself leave. But you have to. While you aren’t alone, job satisfaction among American workers has been rising steadily since the years of the recession. In 2017, the Society for Human Resource Management found that a full […]

Choosing the Right Senior Living Options for You

Choosing the Right Senior Living Options for You

  We often dream of relaxed retired life after spending years and years of hard work. Though senior living is more about spending quality time with our loved ones or following our passion in free time, it can also invite troubles of aging health conditions and greater level of dependency. This makes it essential to […]

Dealing With A Caregiver Who is Not Fit for the Job

Dealing With A Caregiver Who is Not Fit for the Job

When dealing with another person, especially if that person didn’t do anything bad against you, it’s hard to say something which may hurt their feelings. Even if it’s a job or anything that is not personal, when you say something not pleasant, most of the time, the other person will really take it personally. What […]

Family Caretakers: Take Care of Yourself

Family Caretakers: Take Care of Yourself

According to Families Caring for an Aging America’s report, almost 18 million people in the entire United States are caregivers of people aging 65 years old and above or somebody who has a disability. The sad news, however, is the fact that these family caregivers are often responsible for the long-term care of their older […]

Never Too Old to Make New Friends!

Never Too Old to Make New Friends!

Friends form an important part of creating a healthy and happy lifestyle. However, not all friendships are as effortless as they seem. As age progresses, you may find it hard to make friends let alone maintain one. When you’re a senior, the world might seem like its turning against you and having a friend close […]

Aging Parents and Dementia

Aging Parents and Dementia

One study revealed that about 3.4 million people in the United States aged seventy-one and above experience some form of dementia. If you are worried that your aging parent belonged to this group, you can only be certain if your parent has been diagnosed by a reputable doctor. Considering that it takes several visits and […]

Caring for Parents Who Didn’t Care for You

Caring for Parents Who Didn’t Care for You

Some people may have parents who treated them badly in the past (and perhaps even to this day). As a result, such individuals have a sad and traumatic domestic life that may have also left them scarred them for life. Sure, it can be hard taking care of someone whom you have a rift with, […]

What to Do If Your Aging Parent Becomes Difficult

What to Do If Your Aging Parent Becomes Difficult

While personality changes in old age are common, they are usually minimal. If you are noticing drastic personality changes in your aging parent that he or she seems like a completely different person, it may be a sign of an underlying medical illness. Instead of ignoring these changes or assuming that it is “simply part” […]

How to Love Your Financially Abusive Parents

How to Love Your Financially Abusive Parents

If you have been working your entire life, enjoying some time for yourself is something we most certainly look forward to. But, how can you enjoy a stable and secure solo life when your older siblings and your entire family rely on you for financial support? Then right after you decide to follow your dream, […]

12 Meal Kit Clubs Ideal for Seniors

12 Meal Kit Clubs Ideal for Seniors

More often than not, there comes a point in life when even the best of cooks must hang up their faded yet favorite aprons. The kids are all grown, gone and have families of their own to tend after. Unwelcomed dietary changes and creeping arthritis are just two examples of reasons why so many seniors shy […]

Thailand: A Perfect Place to Volunteer for Older Adults

Thailand: A Perfect Place to Volunteer for Older Adults

This article is by GlobeAware Thailand has always been a popular destination, not just for travel but for volunteering as well. However, as an older adult, Thailand can also seem a bit daunting. If you’ve always been passionate about going and being more than just a tourist when experiencing the country, the Globe Aware Thailand […]

5 Tips Before Volunteering Abroad

5 Tips Before Volunteering Abroad

This article is by GlobeAware It may seem obvious, but sometimes we get so excited for the experience ahead and we forget to prepare properly.  Even as a seasoned older adult traveler, we can forget the basics at time. Use the information provided below as a quick checklist before you set off abroad! Passport/Visa: Make copies […]

Don’t Let Frugality Ruin Your Retirement

Don’t Let Frugality Ruin Your Retirement

You’ve spent your entire working life saving for retirement, and if you have done it well, you have accumulated a sizeable nest egg. Because your thrifty habits have served you so well, though, you might have difficulty opening your pocketbook as widely as you could afford to once you’re actually retired. Retirees can be too […]

Rethink Your Retirement Financial Plan

Rethink Your Retirement Financial Plan

You’ve probably heard hundreds if not thousands of pieces of advice on how to save and spend your retirement money. But are all these hints and tips really correct? Retirement finance experts are now saying that everyone should reconsider what used to be considered conventional retirement wisdom, as they may be steering you in the […]

I just Retired…Who am I now?

I just Retired…Who am I now?

Decade after decade, you have been known by your profession – Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, Electrician, or whatever. We all identify with the career we work in – it is part of our DNA. What we have done has defined us – like it or not! When we retire, there are so many life changes that […]

19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

It’s interesting that most stockbrokers, financial planners, and insurance agents and their clients have a principal-agent problem. A principal-agent problem is a situation where the objectives of the employer (client) and the employee (advisor) simply don’t align. That is, the advisor doesn’t necessarily act to promote the well-being of his or her client. If a […]

20 Lessons from 100 Year-Olds

20 Lessons from 100 Year-Olds

All of us have dreamed, or at least wondered, about living to the ripe old age of a 100. Even those of us who find that age to perhaps be “a bit too old” have much to learn from the experience of those who have spent a century on this planet. Here are just a […]

Want to Live Longer? Adopt a Positive Attitude Towards Aging

Want to Live Longer? Adopt a Positive Attitude Towards Aging

A positive attitude can do wonders for your health. A pleasant demeanor can not only reduce your risk of heart disease, but it can also strengthen your immune system and help fight off disease. In fact, researchers have gone so far as to say that a positive attitude can add as much as 7.5 years […]

Financial Success Is up to You

Financial Success Is up to You

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. While this may sound like an old cliché it illustrates a very important aspect of personal finance: a financial plan is critical. Regardless of age or income it is essential that you have a personal financial plan for your finances. However, creating a strategy for financial success is actually […]

A Journey to Retirement, Together

A Journey to Retirement, Together

Now that you’re married, no decision is as simple as it once was. On top of that, you have more decisions to make: planning for your first home, your savings funds, possibly kids, college funds for said kids, and so on. Perhaps, if you’re more of a strategist than the average American, you might even […]

Choosing the Right Place to Move

Choosing the Right Place to Move

Deciding where to retire can be one of the most important decisions you will make in your later life. It involves a number of choices, all leading up to one major decision. Some ideas to consider include not only where you will live, but also what you can afford, the type of community in which […]

Create Your Own Financial Plan

Create Your Own Financial Plan

  When it comes to setting and accomplishing your financial goals, no two plans are the same. Financial planning is never one-size-fits-all. You want to be sure that your personal and professional goals are aligned and secure enough to persevere long-term, but also still flexible enough to readjust as your needs change in the future. […]

Should You Delay Retirement?

Should You Delay Retirement?

Delayed retirement is increasingly becoming popular among baby boomers, and it is primarily because of two reasons: Longevity and the lack of retirement savings. As many of you are aware of by now, turning 65 years old opens us to a great deal of uncertainty. Many are living longer lives than they initially anticipated and […]

Worried About Identity Loss When Retiring?

Worried About Identity Loss When Retiring?

Decade after decade, you have been known by your profession – Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, Electrician, or whatever. We all identify with the career we work in – it is part of our DNA. What we have done has defined us – like it or not! When we retire, there are so many life changes that […]

Building Relationships with Adult Children

Building Relationships with Adult Children

This article was written by Andrea Brandt It’s a universal truth that we take things for granted, especially when we’re young. Even though we know that it’s not logical, a part of us believes our parents or mentors will always be there when we need them. And we can’t wrap our mind around the idea […]

Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50

Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50

“There is no magical age at which we need to abandon our dreams and surrender our possibilities,” says renowned psychologist Dr. Andrea Brandt. So, as you think about growing older — which we all do, if we’re lucky — ask yourself: Am I really prepared to grow older? How can I make the most of what life […]

Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline

Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline

Now, we know you’ve probably heard plenty of times how important it is to keep a healthy brain as you age. There’s always the typical solutions – drink coffee, exercise, meditate, eat more Omega-3s, take the right medications. While those are all important to bear in mind, what you may not know is there are plenty […]

7 Holiday Activities To Do With Your Grandkids

7  Holiday Activities To Do With Your Grandkids

As the weather gets colder and the holidays grow near, the kids can feel cooped up in their homes and a bit antsy. It’s times like these when Grandma and Grandpa come in handy. But sometimes it can be a challenge to keep the little ones satisfied and entertained. Well, we’ve got some special holiday activities […]

5 Ways To Avoid Loneliness During The Holidays

5 Ways To Avoid Loneliness During The Holidays

Loneliness comes in all forms at all ages. You can be healthy and independent but still feel lonely because of things you can’t control – especially during the hectic holiday season. Maybe your family is visiting the in-laws for the holidays, your spouse is away for work unexpectedly, your grandchildren are too far away, or your partner passed […]

Avoid These 3 Mistakes in Long Term Care Planning

Avoid These 3 Mistakes in Long Term Care Planning

An unfortunate reality is that many people still have no retirement savings today. With 10,000 people supposedly retiring form work each day, the country is headed for a crisis if we do not try to fix this now. However, proactive planning is the way to go. Let’s take active measures in securing our future by identifying the […]

Should I Self Insure Or Buy Long Term Care

Should I Self Insure Or Buy Long Term Care

Self Insure vs. Long Term Care: What Is Best for You? Long term care insurance vs self-insuring is one of the issues that you may consider before retiring from work. While some individuals choose to buy a traditional long term care insurance policy, some might get more advantages out of self-insurance. Traditional Long Term Care Insurance vs Self-insuring Self-insurance refers […]

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 want my home to look like one,” she told her son. “You’re not putting those ugly railings in my house. No!” Her son Rob was pretty upset. His mother had […]

“Stop The Slip” Sheds Light on Fall Prevention

“Stop The Slip” Sheds Light on Fall Prevention

CHICAGO, IL September 18, 2017 – Everyone has fallen or knows someone who has. We even probably know someone who has suffered an injury from a fall. That one time grandma fell in the bathroom breaking her hip or a friend who slipped on an icy patch and broke their wrist. These accidents happen frequently and […]

Make A Successful Mid-Life Career Change!

Make A Successful Mid-Life Career Change!

For some of us, there comes a day when we wonder if we are in the right career. We wake up each morning lacking energy and excitement about what we are doing. We begin to think, am I in the right place for me? Is it time to change careers? Do I know what I […]

Why Estate Planning Matters

Why Estate Planning Matters

When someone close to you passes away it can be the beginning of a long and arduous road to the settling of their estate.  An estate is everything a decedent owned during their lifetime. A settling of an estate through a Court is done either by Probate (decedent with a properly executed Last Will and […]

Rethinking Aging in an Overtreated Society

Rethinking Aging in an Overtreated Society

  For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of “successful aging” and “long life,” as if both are […]

Reinvent Your Identity, Start Your Next Chapter Part II

Reinvent Your Identity, Start Your Next Chapter Part II

Transitioning or pivoting into a new career and lifestyle is intimidating. We are leaving the comfortable surroundings and routines we have had for many years and heading into uncharted territory. We all go through it, but we all have a unique way to approach or to avoid it as we make the move.  If we do not plan […]

Reinvent Your Identity and Start Your Next Chapter, Part I

Reinvent Your Identity and Start Your Next Chapter, Part I

As many of us consider retiring from our current job, we often dream of life beyond the walls of our office or work environment. We think about the endless games of golf or sitting on the beach sipping a drink and letting life pass us by as there are no demands or daily schedule to live […]

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 and enjoy special time together, visit friends or see the sights. Just because you are caregiving for a loved one with a memory disorder, it doesn’t mean travel is off […]

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 information on health for older adults. The mistreatment of older adults is called elder abuse. It is more widespread than many of us realize. Although statistics suggest that one in […]

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, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic — the healthy, educated and proactive adults who want to live in a social […]

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 visit HealthinAging.org for more information on health for older adults. It’s hard enough to have to tell your mother or grandmother that her spouse has passed away. It’s another thing entirely when she has Alzheimer’s […]

Refire! Don’t Retire: Make The Best of Your Life

Refire! Don’t Retire: Make The Best of Your Life

In the News – Press Releases from The Ken Blanchard Companies New Book Encourages Mature Adults to “Refire” Not Retire — Bestselling Author Ken Blanchard and Aging Expert Morton Shaevitz Team Up to Empower a New Generation of Seniors —   SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3, 2015 – Today Berrett-Koehler Publishers and Life Reimagined/AARP will publish […]

Rethinking the American Dream in a New Economy

Rethinking the American Dream in a New Economy

Back in 2006, while the housing and stock markets were still soaring, Dr. Salsbury was among the first to sound the economic alarm with his book:  But What If I Live – The American Retirement Crisis.  Since then, his predictions have unfolded with the worst financial meltdown since The Great Depression.  In this presentation, based […]

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally Really, Grow Up defines our journey less in chronological terms than in those hours when we obliged by consequences piling up in our lives, or from inner urgency, to ask ourselves: who am I, apart from my history, apart from my roles? What is my […]

Secure Retirement in Your 60s

Secure Retirement in Your 60s

How to Secure Your Retirement in Your 60s By the time you reach your 60s, retirement is within sight. You may have a better idea of where you want to live when you stop working full-time, and what kind of lifestyle you will enjoy. On the other hand, your finances may not be in as […]

A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging

A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging

Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging   A rousing call to rethink the aging process. More than a decade ago, a landmark ten-year study by the MacArthur Foundation shattered the stereotypes of aging as a process of slow, genetically determined decline. Researchers found that that 70 percent of physical […]

Rocking Our Views On Aging

Rocking Our Views On Aging

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too—until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer […]

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