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Hypothyroidism: Some Signs and Symptoms

Some of us may have few, if any, symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), while others may experience the same symptoms younger people do. Still others have hypothyroidism symptoms that are not typical at all, making the diagnosis even more difficult. Any of the following signs and symptoms can…
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Gaining Weight As We Age? Yup!

Every annual physical starts the same way – a stop by the dreaded scale. As both men and women get older it seems inevitable that a few extra pounds show up each year. While gaining three to five pounds might not seem like a big deal, it sure can be…
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To Test or Not! For Genetic Testing, Let’s Think This Through!

**When it comes to health and disease — and, of course, many other aspects of life — one thing is certain: genes matter. A single gene mutation can cause some conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis. More often, multiple genes are involved in disease development, and they…
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Our Aging Faces – and What (if anything) To Do About It

A gracefully aging face is a beautiful thing, but there are changes that occur with age that we would like to slow down. Age affects every nook and cranny of the body. Along with the wisdom, experience, and accomplishments that come with getting older, there are changes that occur in…
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Strength Training: Building Muscles AND More!

Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to…
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Be Awesome

Why NOW Is The BEST Time To Sell Your Home….

The old saying “strike while the iron is hot” — which means you should act when you see an opportunity instead of waiting to see if conditions change — can be applied to so many different situations. Whether it’s asking that special someone out for coffee, jumping at the chance…
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Affording Our Lifestyle

It’s no secret that we have been living on around $30,000 per year. Now into our 31st year of financial independence we see no need to lower our spending. In fact, we are trying to increase it. Some people do not believe we can have such a fulfilling lifestyle on this…
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How to Prepare for Retirement – What to Know, How Long the Prep Takes, and TIPS!

If you’re nearing retirement age, you’re probably thinking about what it takes to prepare for retirement. You’re not the only one, of course – lots of people wonder what it’s going to take to get all their ducks in a row. There are just so many different questions you need to answer,…
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Got Some Free Time? Here’s Some Great Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteering in retirement doesn’t just benefit the world, it benefits the retiree. Staying involved as a senior citizen volunteer can help you maintain your mental and physical health as well as helping you stay involved in your community. It helps you stay social and can give you a strong sense of purpose…
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Hidden Secrets About Independent Living Communities

As you contemplate retirement, it’s only natural to consider what your plans are for your Golden Years. Getting to retire means finally having the opportunity to do whatever you like without having to worry about working for a living. Many seniors seek to support that worry-free existence by selling their…
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Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know about Memorial Planning

When it comes to final arrangements, it’s never going to be easy. Thinking about the memorial service of a close relative, or even your own memorial service, is sure to be emotional – but it’s something we should all think about sooner rather than later. For the sake of ourselves…
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Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know about Memorial Planning

When it comes to final arrangements, it’s never going to be easy. Thinking about the memorial service of a close relative, or even your own memorial service, is sure to be emotional – but it’s something we should all think about sooner rather than later. For the sake of ourselves…
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Tax Deductions for Independent Living Community Residents

Retiring means a lot of things, like finally having all the time to do what you’ve always wanted without having to worry about holding down a nine-to-five. Being retired is about embracing that freedom in a major way. Yet in order to enjoy your newfound freedom, you do need to…
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Some Tips: Let’s Plan For Healthcare Needs During Retirement

The average total cost of healthcare in retirement for individuals age 70 and over is about $122,000 per person.1 As healthcare costs continue to rise, those in or nearing retirement are increasingly concerned about how they will manage healthcare expenses over a period of 20 or more years in retirement. This…
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How to Evaluate Your Finances for Retirement

Retirement is an exciting time in your life. Finally, you get to leave the rat race and concentrate on doing what you want! No more punching that time clock – now you can travel, spend time with friends and family, and just simply enjoy the good life. That is, as long as…
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Be Heard

My Puppy Just Got Kicked Out of Doggie Day Care

Why are people so rude these days? Loki, my mini golden doodle puppy, loves everyone – people, dogs, and even cats. But he just got kicked out of doggie day care for . . . being too big. He was there first but that didn’t matter. Sound familiar? It feels…
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Are You Ready for Change?

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it. – George Carlin Change is tough. Oxford Languages defines it as “the act or instance of making or becoming different.” When people talk about the New Normal it’s another way to describe change. But change can be fun. You…
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Every Wrinkle Has Its Story! What’s Yours?

“Every wrinkle has its story,” Dr. Jo-Anne Lema, founder of After Fifty Living, pointed to one on her forehead. “This one belongs to the time my kid ran into the street with two cars coming in opposite directions.” We all have wrinkles. Wrinkles have a lot of different names like…
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Are You Sure?

“This is the best cheesecake ever,” you say. “Without doubt.” Your friends watch as you take a bite and then you wince. “It’s not as good as usual,” you growl. “I’ll have to try it on another day.” Certainty. It’s the unshakable belief that something is true and irrefutable. David…
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Covid Cocoons: Are You Ready to Emerge?


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