Senior Living

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

Some Thoughts about Reverse Mortgages

QUESTION: What are the pros and cons of reverse mortgages? “Needs to know.” AFL’S ROSEMARIE BOYD ANSWERS: Dear “Needs To Know:” Before I give my opinion on this, I would like to start with a word of caution!   This decision is one which should not be made without expert advice!  Because much of the decision is a planni...Read More

Heart Issues? Two Important Tips

Have heart disease? Then you probably know what exactly you’re supposed to do: eat wisely, get regular physical activity, keep weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar on target; and if you smoke, quit. But, what you might not know is that sufficient, good-quality sleep and stress control also offer genuine benefits to your heart. Sleep When you wak...Read More

Is A Loved One Losing Capacity? A Way To Tell…

An estate attorney recently noted that when it comes to judging capacity, many compromised folks are very good at hiding their downward trajectory. Little jokes, annoyed denials, push back, turning the tables, and graceful changes in conversation are all part of the repertoire. Also, being forgetful, or other symptoms people want to associate with ...Read More

When Aging Parents Lack Health Insurance

A hospital waiting room is a lousy place to discover that Mom and Dad are broke. Unfortunately, a parent’s health crisis often provides the first warning sign that the folks have made a major financial blunder by dropping or downgrading their Medicare supplement health insurance to save money. “In a lot of cases, this comes up at the la...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

Are You Active? Yes, Right, There’s a Pandemic – But….

Some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require a gym or that you get fit enough to run a marathon. Here’s some tips and ideas that can do wonders for your health. They’ll help keep your weight under control, improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, prevent bladder control problems...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

Makin’ A List? Checkin’ It Twice?!

Yes, we’re entering the holiday season and under “normal” circumstances, list-making would be an essential part of adding joy (and order) to the season.  But this is the year when things absolutely WILL be different. But let’s not throw out the baby with the “list-making” bathwater.  List-making itself can be a m...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

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

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.

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