Adult son gives parents a private concert with his guitar while his wife ignores him

While we might hear more about the “boomerang generation” – adult children moving back home to live with mom and dad – the opposite situation is actually on the rise. Aging parents moving in with their kids is becoming more common. This living situation, sometimes called multigenerational living, is on the rise in the U.S.…

Senior Fall Medical Alert Device

As your loved ones age, especially if they live alone or spend a lot of time alone, there will come a time when you worry about their safety at home. If you live nearby, you may be able to visit and check in on them, or have a neighbor pop in every day. But it’s…

Aging in place and drinking coffee

A lot is being written these days about the concept of “Aging in Place.” From short articles in newspapers to entire books dedicated to the subject, there are many terrific sources of information for people who have decided to “stay put” during their golden years. If you are approaching retirement age or have already passed…

Severe Weather Preparation

Is your home ready for severe weather? We see some of the most destructive weather in late summer and fall. September is the peak of hurricane season for the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast. Secondary tornado season for the Southeast and Midwest begins in October. September is also FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness Month, so…

ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit

Granny flats, mother-in-law apartments, secondary suites – whatever you call them, accessory dwelling units (or ADUs) have been getting attention recently. While ADUs have always been around (whether legally or illegally built), many Americans are adopting ADUs as a way to create multigenerational housing. An ADU can be a great solution for aging parents who…

Senior Falls

The last time you went to the doctor, they probably asked if you’d fallen lately. Sure, you slipped in the tub last month or missed a step while bringing in the groceries just the other day. But it was no big deal, right? Don’t Ignore That Fall! One in four people age 65 and over…

Senior Loneliness

As we age, our social networks are disrupted, which can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Children and grandchildren move away. Spouses die, leaving about 12 million older Americans living alone. Retirement may mean that we don’t see work colleagues anymore. Illness or disability can make participating in activities much more difficult. Family and friends…

Aging in Place

Maya Angelou wrote, “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Whether you call it aging in place, independent living, or non-assisted living, most of us feel that ache for home and want to live in our own homes as…

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