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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

5 Health Mistakes People Over 50 Need to Avoid – Especially Now

With so much conflicting health information out there, it’s easy for most people to fall into unhealthy eating habits without even realizing it. That is especially true for people over 50 trying to stay healthy and fit in these complex times.

Retirement Planning: How to Make Your Savings Last

You’ve got so much to look forward to if your retirement is inching closer. Retirement means no more having to show up for work every day, having the opportunity to travel like you always wanted, working on your favorite hobbies, and spending time with family and friends. In other words: one of the best time of your life.  At the same time, though,...Read More

How To Make Your Own Face Mask

NOTE:  AFL thanks our friends at CNBC and author Nir Eyal.     So far, U.S. health officials have not offered guidelines or regulations around homemade masks — and since commercially made ones are almost impossible to find, your last resort is just starting making your own. You can find a variety of mask designs online, but simple yet promisin...Read More

5 Tips to keep earning a paycheck in retirement

Retirement today is not that of a generation ago, we are living longer these days, and retirement is not what it used to be. Today, 60 (and beyond) is the new 50. Retirement is no longer a time to just garden and visit the grandkids, and healthier retirees want to stay engaged and stimulated. According to a recent survey about two-thirds of worker...Read More

Our Weight: An Important Part of Our Good Health!

  You may have heard that losing weight is as easy as eating less and exercising more. Well it is true—taking in fewer calories than you use each day is the simplest way to lose weight. Never mind the fad diets, weight-loss pills, and herbal remedies—it all comes down to a balanced diet and a regular exercise program.   Using the Body Mas...Read More

Dress Like You’re In Love

The concept is simple: When you’re in love with yourself, a special someone or even life, you tend to dress better. Experts say people in love often dress with more flair, energy and color. They walk with pride and smile more. “Dressing yourself is a form of self-care and self-love,” said Jennifer Baumgartner, a clinical psycholog...Read More

Retirement Living: Understand the Options

Retirement should be your reward for a life well-lived. You’ve put aside punching that time clock and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! You should not have to worry about making ends meet at this point of your life.  However, realities of retirement living such as whether you can afford your home costs are unavoidable and must be add...Read More

10 Great After Fifty First Date Ideas

Does the idea of After Fifty dating make you a little nervous? That’s a natural feeling for adults of any age, especially if you’re out of practice. Whether you’re 16 or 65, the best way to enjoy a first date is to keep an open mind, focus on the things you have in common, and make your primary goal to simply have a good time. To ...Read More

8 Tips To Master Social Media

The post-World War II babies born between 1946 and 1964 account for an impressive 77 million of the population and with 91% of them on 2 or more social media platforms, it’s no wonder that an impressive 80% of individuals over 50 use Facebook, with youtube coming in at a close second. So how do you navigate and utilize social media platforms for op...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

5 Ways Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren Financially

Some grandparents aren't as informed as they could be about how they can best help. Here are 5 ways Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren Financially

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