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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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8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World…
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Lonely? Change That Paradigm – Your Health Depends on It!

You’ve known it’s true. Even long before you were After Fifty. Even long before Covid-19.  Being lonely is a difficult state to be in. But existing in a state of loneliness is more than just “difficult.” We’re now learning that being lonely is a predictor of functional decline and premature…
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Relationship “Fatigue?” – It’s Real. Here’s Tips for Coping.

Too much time together can make for tense moments. Cutting each other some slack and setting ground rules will help.   There’s such a thing as too much togetherness at home, no matter if you’re with a romantic partner, an adult child, a grandchild, or a friend. “Because of the…
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Be Awesome

10 Benefits to Moving to an Independent Living Community

Retirement is a great time of life, one where you can finally do what you want without the constraints of having to work a 9-to-5. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some important things to think about, though. In fact, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make in retirement is…
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Breaking Down 5 Common Retirement Myths

When planning for retirement, it’s important to have the right information. And it’s important to be able to discern fact from myth. Here are five common myths dispelled: Myth #1: I don’t need to revisit my withdrawal rate Planning a retirement income stream to last several decades can be challenging.…
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US Living at One-Third of the Cost

Mexico, that constantly media-bashed country to the south of the US, might be your better option for retirement. One million Americans already call Mexico their home and its amazingly easy to obtain your residency visa for full-time living, most receiving theirs in a matter of days. Snowbirds could easily add…
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Social Security: 6 Commonly Asked Questions

Social Security income is an important discussion to have with your financial advisor before you stop working. Below are commonly asked questions and answers to help you prepare for the conversation.   1. When should I collect Social Security benefits? The answer is different for every individual, as it depends…
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10 Super Funny Cartoons About Getting Older

10 Super Funny Cartoons About Getting Older

10 super funny and awesome comics about getting old, grandparents and grandchildren.
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Be Productive

Downsizing: What to Save – What to Keep – and What Your Kids Don’t Want!

When you’re downsizing your home, it can suddenly seem like the things you own are a burden. You can’t take all your furniture with you, and some of the smaller items need to go, as well. After you’ve cleared out the clutter, made donations to charity and let your kids…
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Great Books on Dementia – For Those of Us Concerned about Aging Loved Ones

There’s a common misconception that people with dementia can’t maintain meaningful relationships. But 80 percent of people with dementia can effectively communicate, and approximately one-third of them can make important decisions, one study found. The best books on dementia break down barriers and provide helpful strategies to make those types of meaningful…
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9 Tips for Successful Volunteering During Covid-19 – and Beyond

Masks. Lockdown. Quarantine. Those are a few of the words that sum up life during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you look deeper you’ll also find: Togetherness. Opportunity. Volunteering. The needs of nonprofits and charities for volunteer assistance have continued unabated during the pandemic, and for many have increased exponentially.…
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6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

Wouldn’t that be amazing if we could live a life without absolutely any regrets? The best we can do in life though is try not to do things we will inevitably regret later. Here are 6 regrets you do NOT want to have in your life.
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How Successful Aging is More Than Just Retirement

As we age, there’s a stigma about whether we’re doing it all the right way. Successful aging is a concept that’s been around since the 1950s but only became popular in the 1990s with the book, Successful Aging.
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Be Heard

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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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow….

It feels like a time warp. The days are short and the nights are long. You can’t find anything interesting on Netflix. It takes hours to walk to the kitchen and by the time you get there the best cookies are gone. Even Stephen Colbert isn’t funny anymore. There’s an…
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Mary Maxwell Gives Advice About New Relationships As We Age

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The Crazy Days of “Now”

My home is lovely.  My spouse is a good person. My health is very good. My kids, my grandkids are simply marvelous.  And I’m grateful. But darn it – life has been turned upside down. During these crazy days, I’m trying, really, to maintain a schedule.  I’m trying to do…
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