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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hectic Life? Use These Yoga Poses To Slow Down

Hectic Life? Use These Yoga Poses To Slow Down

(Picture above is Janice Lennard, 74. Janice has been involved with ballet, yoga, and pilates through study, practice, and instruction for over 65 years.) If you feel stress, anxiety, panic, fear or sadness or even if you just want a calming exercise, yoga is here to help you. The practice is open and available to everyone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are You Financially Ready to Live Longer?

Are You Financially Ready to Live Longer?

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 […]

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 […]

Living Longer with Good Health

Living Longer with Good Health

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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