Lifestyle & Retirement

Get Your Dream Job At 55

For the new crop of 50- and 60-somethings, retirement doesn’t mean they’re ready to stop working. It simply means changing gears. Fred and Pat R. were more than ready for retirement. At 56, Fred had spent most of his professional life managing high-pressure fuels and gases at NASA’s Space Center in Florida, while Pat had managed a...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

Those Retirement Years – Not Always Golden

For many retirees, golden years not what they expected Arlene Fischer imagined a retirement filled with vacations in New England and tending to her backyard garden, one relaxing day after another. Instead, her golden years are spent working a 32-hour, five-days-a-week shift as a sales clerk at a local Walmart. The 74-year-old jumped back into the j...Read More

Here’s a Tip for an Over-50 Career: You’re Not Alone!

One’s golden years are no longer reserved for fishing and gardening. Many of today’s would-be retirees are forgoing a life of leisure and opting to work well past 65 — a trend that’s sure to continue as the country’s 76 million baby boomers reach so-called retirement age. CONSIDER THESE NUMBERS: In a study conducted by AARP, 79 percent of baby boom...Read More

Single, female, retired and barely hanging on

Female baby boomers shattered glass ceilings and enrolled in colleges that shut out their mothers. They took pills to control how many babies they would bear. Others chose to forgo motherhood and stay single; some married and stayed home to tend to their families. And all this unprecedented freedom of choice got many single female baby boomers to a...Read More

Stressed? Alcohol May Worsen – Not Help – Your Situation….

Not everyone drinks in response to stress. A number of factors, including genetics, usual drinking behavior, experiences with alcohol or other drugs, and social support, help determine whether a person will drink during a stressful situation. What is it about stress that makes some people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol help you relax, or can it make...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

New friendships after 50? Absolutely!

Forming friendships after fifty can sound like a daunting task. The fleeting friendships that we’ve created in the workplace or with parents of our children’s friends may no longer exist. After the kids leave the nest and after you’ve stopped working, you may find yourself drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational, ones...Read More

Walking helps keep blood sugar in check

If you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, then take a 15-minute walk after every meal. A recent study shows that moderately-paced walks after meals work as well at regulating overall blood sugar in adults with prediabetes as a 45-minute walk once a day. Walking after a meal “really blunts the rise in blood sugar,” says the...Read More

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