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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

10 Super Funny Cartoons About Getting Older

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

Some Life Lessons from Andy Rooney

Note: my daughter sent me these quotes by the incredible Andy Rooney. There’s only enough room to show some of them – will show the rest real soon. Enjoy! I’ve learned … that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. …. that when you’re in love, it shows! … that just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” ma...Read More

The Grandma Check: How Big (or small!) do you make it?

The grandma check, filled out in careful handwriting and mailed well in advance to ensure timely delivery, is a treasured part of many Americans’ birthday or holiday traditions. But while the concept is simple, the art of grandma check-giving can be pretty complicated. Send too much, and you risk setting a precedent that will drain your bank ...Read More

CONTEST TIME! Watch, Win! Free Energy Mix from Easy Feeling Wellness

This is a SURE THING.  Soooo simple. Just WATCH the short (really short) video, above. Then, NAME at least 5 of the 6 athletic activies showcased in the video. Send your email (listing the 5 activities) and your shipping address to Ralph@easyfeelingwellness.com no later than October 15, 2020. Your PRIZE?  The first 1,000 respondents will receive fr...Read More

12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

If you want to know about marriage, ask someone with a lifetime of experience. Here we share the top tips from our community and how they stay happily married. Marriage comes first.  If you push your spouse down on your list of priorities, even your children will believe that marriage isn’t all that important. On the flip side, if they see yo...Read More

International Travel in the Days of COVID

  My yearly flight to visit family in the US I did not want to book a ticket only to receive a voucher for a cancelled flight, so for weeks beforehand, I did my homework and had been tracking arrivals and departures from both Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) and Phoenix Skyharbor Airport (PHX) in Arizona. While other airlines were no longer flying th...Read More

Fraud Happens. To US. Here’s What to Watch For…

Seniors lose $36.4 billion each year to financial abuse — $16.8 billion of which comes from deceptive investing tactics designed specifically to take advantage of older Americans.¹ Also known as “financial exploitation,” this type of investment fraud is defined by the use of misleading language to obtain account information and permission to access...Read More

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