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Volunteer Vacations: Travel with Purpose

Volunteer Vacations: Travel with Purpose

As we age, we are told that we should make use of these “golden years” as best we can, and spend as much time as possible traveling and experiencing new parts of the world. However, data shows that more than two thirds of Americans are out of the full-time workforce by age 66 so traveling just to […]

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 I could find the right man for me. Today I want to share the 3 Steps I used to overcome […]

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, […]

Travel With Your Grandkids!

Travel With Your Grandkids!

“I made a promise to show them the world.” That was the vow that Pat Zelkowitz made to her granddaughters. She had developed a special bond with her two granddaughters throughout the years and wanted to share the wonders of travel with them. Luckily, grandparents today have more disposable income, freedom to roam, and robust […]

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 and business owner.  Someone who had so many loyalties and was spread so thin that I could never imagine that I could accomplish anything without splitting myself into a hundred little Debbie’s to serve all my different […]

Take Care of Your Skin as You Age

Take Care of Your Skin as You Age

Retinoids are commonly found in a variety of anti-aging products, yet they have one major downside: they are known to cause skin irritation and flaking. Despite this, many people are still using retinoid-based anti-aging products for the simple fact that they feel they have no other choice. Thankfully, ingredients like peptides and the amino acids are […]

Take Control of Your Health Care

Take Control of Your Health Care

“I’m a baby boomer, and my son’s on the other end of the baby boomers. We come from a place where doctors tell you what to do. Patients don’t ask the doctor anything, you know. He tells you and you go for it, and so, you’re sitting idle,” says Linda Johnson, who lives in Seattle […]

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 […]

Do I Need Long Term Care Insurance?

Do I Need Long Term Care Insurance?

The Importance of Understanding Long Term Care Policies As it has become an integral part of every long term care planning essentials guide, a long term care policy is becoming a big question on everyone’s minds. Yes, it is true that they cost a lot of money. However, they provide a comprehensive solution that cannot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healing Your Grief About Getting Older

Healing Your Grief About Getting Older

Excerpt from Healing Your Grief About Getting Older by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. “Wish not so much to live long, but to live well.” — Benjamin Franklin A simple truth is that from the day we enter into this world, we start to age. To be human means to grow older each day we are on this earth. […]

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 […]

Never Stop Learning

Never Stop Learning

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 […]

You Need A Smooth Transition Into Retirement

You Need 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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