Author: Jo-Anne

70 is the New 50: Why Our Lives Are Different Today

You probably remember visiting your grandparent as a child, and they seemed so "old." Only now, you’re the same age and frankly, you don’t think you look "old and withered." In fact, we're looking good, and we are, by and large, able and mobile.

5 Retirement Income Strategies for Near-Retirement Workers

It’s a tricky thing to maneuver retirement income, but at some point we all have to do it, preferably before we leave our jobs. As we approach retirement, we may be wondering exactly how much longer we need to work, and if we’re really prepared for managing the money we’ve spent our careers stowing away for such a day. It’s a lot of pressure. But l...Read More

5 Tips for Affordable Healthy Eating

Maintaining a healthy diet is important at all stages of life, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative as our bodies change and require more nutrients. For many, understanding health and how to achieve a nutritious lifestyle is necessary, but for others, it isn’t so much that we don’t know about health, but that we aren’t sure how to afford ...Read More

The Falks’ Test

It was February in New England, and the Blizzard of ’78 had immobilized the entire region. Highways were shut down. Too many cars had been abandoned in helter-skelter fashion as the unsuspecting fought snow-drifts on foot in the quest for safety. Yes, this was way before weather.com.

Feeling the “Guilt” When Our Parent Resists Moving

  A while back, Gail Heimberg says she had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Her 88-year-old mother—a sharp, independent woman who had lived alone in Brooklyn, New York, for most of the latter part of her life—was quickly growing frail. While she used to walk from her home to the neighborhood bakery with ease, navigating...Read More

Be Happy! Your Longevity Just May Depend On It!

Be happy. Live longer. No, it’s not that simple, but research says happy lives are longer — by 35%. A study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that those who reported feeling happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying compared with those who reported feeling least happy. Rather than rely on re...Read More

2-Minute Exercises That’ll Make You Live Longer

Test your body’s age, and we’ll suggest a few exercises to improve the condition of your health. The better you take care of your health, the happier and longer a life you can lead.

Finding Friendships – As We Age

Toddling off to school may have brought an unexpected surprise to many of us.  We discovered  other youngsters – similar to us, at least in age.   Some of these others may have become more than just passing acquaintances.  We really shined up to some who became our friends.   So, while attending school allowed us to grow intellectually, we al...Read More

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