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Hey Boomers! Travel Ailments? Here’s Some Help!

To travel is to live large, however even short trips can create physical and mental challenges including fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle and joint pain. These issues gather significance as we age, particularly if they impact existing health issues. I am one of those “Active Boomers” who loves to travel. As a long-time, wellness advocate who ...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

Is Retirement in Your Future?

The perfect time for retirement doesn’t exist. This is what we have learned in our almost three decades of financial independence. Things change, and sometimes radically. There simply are no guarantees. From our point of view, a full and rich retirement is still possible for many people right now. Sometimes it takes personal flexibility in ho...Read More

Downsizing Now! Simple Steps to Sort and Say Goodbye to Decades of Clutter

It’s so easy to accumulate lots and lots of stuff over the years. Sometimes, before you even know it, as kids move up and out and you’re left with a big, empty house, those spare bedrooms fill up with all sorts of bric-a-brac that you really don’t need and you certainly never use. And this says nothing about the garage or the basement you’ve been u...Read More

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.

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

Five Tips for Long Distance Relationships

  Absence makes hearts grow fonder is a familiar adage. But in this era when everything changes by the second, this saying sparks a doubt. Does distance make our hearts grow fonder or make memories fade?  Whether you want to keep alive a spark of romance, or nurture a grandchild who misses your special touch, maintaining long distance relation...Read More

Your Time at Home: Downsizing, Planning Your Next Chapter, & Evaluating Finances

Electing to downsize after retirement is not an easy decision. Research shows that over 64 percent of retirees wish to age in place (meaning stay in their present home). It’s easy to understand why: it’s likely their family home, where they feel most comfortable, where they built roots and memories.     However, when looking at it in the long–...Read More

Independent Living – Which Works Best? Apartment Living, Cottage Homes, or Villa

Retirement has the potential to be one of the best and most fulfilling times of our lives. We finally have the freedom to enjoy the world to the fullest — indulge in travel (well, maybe soon), pick up new hobbies, or simply spend time with those you love. But the first step toward this new independence may require moving on from the center of our o...Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Aging and Fitness

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe for me to start now? It’s never too late start and...Read More

How You Look. Does It Really Matter?

Floods! No, that wasn’t a Weather Channel news alert. That’s how my friends described the too-short pants I wore for my birthday shopping spree. As we’ve each turned 60, we’ve come up with simple ways to mark our passage into a new decade. For my celebration, I asked my friends to help me select a new wardrobe, but first, th...Read More

Independent Living Communities – Let’s Stay Mentally & Physically Healthy

Independent living communities have become common living options for adults aged 55 years and above. The housing style varies from standalone houses in a neighborhood to apartment-style blocks. The houses are typically more compact, easier to navigate, and have fewer maintenance needs, making them ideal for older adults.  In these communities, resi...Read More

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