Senior housing options

There are more housing options than ever for seniors – from aging in place to life plan communities to moving in with the kids. Where your parents will spend their senior years is a decision that affects the whole family, so how can you help them decide which is the best option? Ideally, this is a…

Senior Companions

Maybe your spouse has passed away or few of your friends drive anymore. If you’re feeling isolated, there’s a federally funded program called Senior Companions that you might want to check out. Operating for decades in almost every state, Senior Companions connects seniors with volunteers, 55 and over, to help perform tasks like paying bills…

Transportation no driving

We love to drive. The average American over 65 drives over 7,600 miles per year (which is less than the average American at 13,000 miles per year, but still an impressive amount). Our personal vehicles can feel like our lifeline—they give us access to medical care, daily errands, recreation, and social events. But as we…

elderly couple independent living

  As you approach retirement and prepare for the next chapter in your life, there are undoubtedly tons of questions on your mind. Which type of care is right for me? Do I need assisted living? How will I afford my medical bills? Don’t let these worries overwhelm you; we’re here to help walk you…

Senior surgeon

  In a recent episode of New Amsterdam, an aging surgeon experiences problems during a procedure. The next time he heads to the operating room, he finds himself replaced by a younger colleague. With the American Medical Association reporting that about 25 percent of practicing doctors in 2015 were over the age of 65, this…

Spinal tap

My husband, Don, had been experiencing lower back pain and pain in his right leg for quite a while, which was limiting his ability to walk – or even stand – for any length of time. He had tried everything: yoga, physical therapy, steroid injections. He’d even had a revision of an 18-year-old hip replacement…

Home security

In 1604, English judge Edward Coke wrote, “The house of everyone is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well for defense against injury and violence, as for his repose.” These days, you’re likely to hear his remark shortened to “A man’s home is his castle,” but Sir Edward makes a great point with…

Playing_in_Traffic

When you see a man with gray hair and crow’s feet, you probably assume that he’s a fount of wisdom and at the zenith of his career. An aging woman, on the other hand, is usually thought to be on the downhill slope, a sweet grandma rather than a tough CEO. “Our country’s ideas about…

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