Senior Living

Living Life After Loss – The Importance of Grieving

At some point, we each loose someone we are especially close to. And grief, grieving, accomopanies that loss. Whether the loved one is a spouse, a parent, child, dear friend, or even a beloved companion animal, grieving is a normal part of our lives. And that grief can be very painful. While it may be tempting to deny grief in order to avoid or den...Read More

Back to the Future: Let’s Protest Like It’s 1964!

We protested for civil rights and peace. We challenged corruption and celebrated flower power. Our uniforms were peace signs, long hair, bell bottoms, and tie-dye. It worked! The world changed. Now we need to protest again, fighting a new enemy – climate change. Like Abbie Hoffman said, “the only way to support a revolution is to make your ow...Read More

10 Myths About Aging And Long-Term Care

Like any form of bias, there are many false assumptions about what aging means and its effects on people.

Downsizing Tips – Preparing for the New Year!

While your sprawling house might have been the perfect place to bring up a family, many people find that once their kids have moved out, they don’t need so much space. In fact, for many, all that extra square footage starts to feel less like a luxury and more like a burden. From the upkeep to the utilities to the taxes, there’s a lot they could do ...Read More

Planning – making those future years golden

Remember “The Talk,” when mom or dad sat you down to explain the facts of life? Well, it may be time for you to initiate “The Talk” again, but focusing this time not on how life begins but how it should end, even if that end is several decades from now. “I hope people will recognize there are things they should think a...Read More

6 Signs That You’re Ready (Maybe) to Retire Early

You may dream of retiring long before a traditional 60-something retirement age, but be careful about making that leap too soon. If you're not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire.

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

Giving A Powerful Gift To Your Loved Ones

My sisters and I were fortunate. My Mother was a very forward-thinking individual. Years before she (and my Father) died, Mom started going through her closets, her paperwork, her jewelry, the items in her safe, her garden area and the storage shed next to it. She tossed items that were outdated, expired, and the things that were no longer useful t...Read More

Need a Lifestyle “Do-Over?” Here’s 8 Great Steps – Just for Us!

Here’s a truth.  It’s simple.  After Fifty, opportunities for “do-overs” are few and far between. A friend colored my hair for me. Kind of a friend.  And, thank heavens I know someone who can strip out this awful color.  Ahhhh, thanks for do-overs!  But other situations, sometimes with far reaching implications, just can’t be R...Read More

Lifestyle: 5 Reasons to Love ILC’s (Independent Living Communities)!

A lot of older adults and their families assume that if they don’t need the services of assisted living, there’s no reason to consider moving to a senior living community. They feel that as long as they’re healthy and independent, why move? But the truth is, there are several good reasons to consider moving to an independent living community, which...Read More

FYI – Retirement Communities – Here’s Your Primer on Amenities AND Costs!

When you’re planning to retire, one of the first things to come up for consideration is whether it’s worth moving into a retirement community. The ultimate decision normally depends on the amenities and costs.    Of course, pinning down costs can be tricky, as there are so many factors that come into play, ranging from where you plan to retire, to ...Read More

Retirement Communities: Let’s Live Our Best Life Ever! Here’s How!

Planning for your retirement involves a whole lot of careful thought. One of the things you need to think about during this retirement planning process is whether you’re going to move to a retirement community. But there’s a lot of confusion over what, exactly, a retirement community is. Well, no longer — here’s our short, handy guide on retirement...Read More

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