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Dating After 60. What It’s REALLY Like

Newly single older people are finding a dating landscape vastly different from the one they knew in their 20s and 30s.    NOTE:  AFL thanks Faith Hill and The Atlantic for this informative article. When Rhonda Lynn Way was in her 50s and on the dating scene for the first time since she was 21, she had no idea where to start. Her marriage of 33 year...Read More

Planning for the Future? Why an Independent Living Community May Be Your Best Option

No matter who you are, what you do, and how old you might be, it’s never too early to start planning for your future. Knowing that you’re prepared for when the time comes to hang up your hat and move on to greener pastures takes a lot of the sting out of an uncertain future.  Part of this future planning involves coming up with a solution for your ...Read More

“Sandwiched?” Financial Implications Can Be Real

The “sandwich generation”—people still supporting adult kids or grandchildren while caring for their own aging parents—has grown in recent years. Nearly 48 million Americans, or 19.2%, have provided care for someone 18 years or older in the past 12 months.  That number has gone up by more than 8 million since 2015. Though the “sandwich generation” ...Read More

Staying Engaged: Just What The Brain Doctor Ordered!

Declining brain health is perhaps the greatest fear of older adults. The good news is that you can take steps to maintain your thinking and memory for many years to come. A healthy diet, regular aerobic exercise, and proper sleep are essential to keep your brain healthy. But work engagement and life satisfaction are two additional factors that conf...Read More

Focus – A Challenge as We Age

Just as you may not run as fast or jump as high as you did as a teenager,your brain’s cognitive power—that is, your ability to learn, remember, and solve problems—slows down with age. You may find it harder to summon once familiar facts or divide your attention among two or more activities or sources of information. These changes affect your ...Read More

Friends Are Breaking Up Over Social Distancing

When one friend takes prevention guidelines more seriously than the other, suspicion, fear, and shame can drive them apart.  NOTE:  AFL Thanks The Atlantic…and especially, author Ashley Fetters for this article. Staying home whenever possible and limiting up-close interactions with people who don’t live with you is, unquestionably, the correc...Read More

Be AWESOME! Move It!

Spend a lot of time sitting each day? If you’re like most people, more than half of your waking hours are spent parked on a chair or sofa. Even if you dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to structured exercise (such as brisk walking, cycling, or swimming), it’s still important to get up and move for at least a few minutes, many times thr...Read More

Medicare: 5 Things To Know….

Planning for health care in retirement can help you be better prepared to handle the expected and unexpected costs. Medicare is a significant part of that planning. Your advisor will provide personalized advice based on your financial goals and personal situation. Here are five key aspects of Medicare to consider in those conversations. There’s a s...Read More

Want to Live Longer? Make It Worthwhile!

Yes, I know.  We already do a lot to ensure that we stay in good health so we can enjoy our later years.  We eat right, we exercise, and even with a pandemic going on, many of us are getting checkups and screenings as recommended by our doctors. But, did you know, it also makes sense to have some contingency plans for those bumps in the road that w...Read More

Aging in Place. Can It Work for You – or Your Loved One?

NOTE:  After Fifty Living thanks Harvard Health for this important article.  In this pandemic era, you may be motivated to avoid moving to a retirement facility, where COVID-19 risks can be high. But how can you tell if you’re healthy enough to do that? “Sometimes people don’t recognize the signs. They often will say everything is...Read More

8 Tips To Avoid Being a Grumpy Old Person

Often we see people who, in their early life, have a sympathetic and positive mind. But, 20 or 30 years later, those positive qualities slowly erode and are replaced with a propensity towards being grumpy, miserable and negative.

8 Ways Coronavirus Will Drastically Alter Boomer Retirements

NOTE:  AFL thanks Forbes, and author Janet Novack, Washington DC Bureau Chief and Assisting Managing Editor of Forbes, for this enlightening piece. Eventually, the economy and the stock market will recover and COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will be contained. Yet the current pandemic and its economic consequences could devas...Read More

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