Senior Living

How To Find Purpose After You Stop Working

So, you’ve finally made it to the big day: retirement. Maybe you’ve been looking forward to traveling the world when you no longer have work responsibilities. Perhaps you’re excited to try a new hobby. Or maybe you haven’t figured out yet what you want out of the next chapter of your life.    It’s true that without a typical work week to keep you b...Read More

Prevent Tax ID Theft – Here’s Your Checklist!

Key Points The IRS estimates that it paid $3.1 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in a recent year. Identity thieves can use your information to file fraudulent returns in your name while they pocket the return. Get your personal identification number (PIN) early and keep your paperwork secure to help prevent your personal financial infor...Read More

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

Slowly fading away: Families, patients share the toll of Alzheimer’s

She was fine two days earlier. Fine meaning she sat in a wheelchair fidgeting with the fabric seat belt that kept her from falling, blowing air through her lips and occasionally saying a word or two. “Margaret, do you look after me?” Delton Lee Johnson cooed at his wife of 54 years, one of the more than 13,000 people in Ventura County d...Read More

5 Tips for Affordable Healthy Eating

Maintaining a healthy diet is important at all stages of life, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative as our bodies change and require more nutrients. For many, understanding health and how to achieve a nutritious lifestyle is necessary, but for others, it isn’t so much that we don’t know about health, but that we aren’t sure how to afford ...Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether you use the long-term care coverage or not. Lon...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

Feeling the “Guilt” When Our Parent Resists Moving

  A while back, Gail Heimberg says she had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Her 88-year-old mother—a sharp, independent woman who had lived alone in Brooklyn, New York, for most of the latter part of her life—was quickly growing frail. While she used to walk from her home to the neighborhood bakery with ease, navigating...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

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