technology

Everywhere we go, it seems that there’s some gadget telling us where to go, what the weather is like, and what our family members are doing several states away. While it can sometimes feel like these beeping, buzzing and blinking gadgets are just an annoying intrusion, the fact of the matter is that they can…

adopting

You may have always owned Golden Retrievers. When one passed away, you didn’t have to think very long or hard about which little ball of fur you’d bring home next. Or maybe instead of sticking with a certain breed, you’ve chosen your dogs based on which one stole your heart at the animal shelter. However,…

cruise ship

Home Sweet Cruise Ship At the end of a cruise, if you’ve ever been tempted to squeeze yourself into the closet of your cabin so you didn’t have to get off the ship, we have some good news for you. You don’t have to become a stowaway to live this vacation-like existence fulltime. In fact,…

working

After Sally lost her second dog to cancer, her house was quiet, a little too quiet. However, she was reluctant to adopt a new dog because she and her beau were enjoying their newfound freedom. Instead, Sally started an in-home pet-sitting business, and now the 70-something retiree has canine companionship when she wants it, while…

grandma

Recently, I asked my college roommate, who is called “Ducky” by her four adorable grandkids, why they don’t call her “Grandma.” We were at a gathering of her family, and her brother happened to be standing nearby. She turned to him and said, “Remember what our Grandmas looked and acted like? I’m just not that…

With medical advancements gaining more strides than ever before, folks today are living longer than in years past. In fact, the CDC indicates that once people reach age 65, they can live nearly 20 more years. The key, say the experts, is identifying and managing illness properly and continuing to live as healthy of a…

tech

Americans age 65 and older represent a whopping 15 percent of the population. But is that significant slice of the country adopting technology as quickly as it’s growing in size? The answer is a resounding yes! According to recent Pew Research surveys, 42 percent of those in this age group now own smartphones, up 24…

marriage

Study Finds Increase in Older Americans Not Putting a Ring on it The Pew Research Center recently reported that the number of people over the age of 50 living with a romantic partner outside of marriage increased by a significant 75 percent from 2007 to 2016. That’s the biggest jump for any age group! While…

memorial day

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the day when the pool opens, hotdogs and hamburgers are on every grill, and you get to stay home from work. As the day has become the official start of summer in the contemporary ethos, the real meaning of this important holiday has sadly drifted into the background. Here’s…

turning

Remember that time you said, “Bless your heart,” and your husband snickered and said that you were turning into your mother? When I was younger, anytime that someone made that comment, or I recognized the signs myself (like the countless times I check that the door’s locked or the iron’s turned off), I felt a…

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