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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Charles Eugster: Champion At 97

Charles Eugster: Champion At 97

He was a body-builder, a sprinter, a public speaker, a writer, a rower, a wakeboarder, an entrepreneur, and a budding fashion designer, planning his own line in elderly couture. “Retirement is one of the worst things that you can do to yourself,” Charles Eugster, 97, told TODAY from his home in Zurich, Switzerland. His Motivation? “I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Share Your Expertise through Mentorship

Share Your Expertise through Mentorship

Are you looking for a new, rewarding activity to add to your lifestyle? Would you love to find fulfillment while having a positive impact on the life of someone years younger than you? If so, mentorship programs are looking for you! Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young peoples’ personal, academic, […]

Ranger Embarks on New Career at 85

“Life keeps opening up… and as long as that’s true, then I’m going to keep on living it.” Wise words from 92-year-old Betty Reid Soskin, who’s been enjoying her current position as a Park Ranger for the past seven years. The descendent of parents and grandparents who lived past 100, she knew she still had plenty […]

Maintaining Structure and Purpose in Retirement

Maintaining Structure and Purpose in Retirement

For most of our lives, we are guided by structure. Work routines help us feel connected and useful, providing immense mental health benefits. But upon retirement, the loss of a spouse, or other lifestyle changes, it can be easy to lose sight of our purpose, leading to mental health decline. It is vital to address these feelings of […]

How Volunteering Can Improve Longevity

How Volunteering Can Improve Longevity

Everyone knows volunteering makes the world a better place. But did you know it also can help you stay mentally, socially, and physically fit?  More than 60 million Americans volunteered a median of 52 hours in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And these numbers don’t include the millions of people who […]

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