gift ideas

Have friends and family been hounding you for gift ideas lately? If you’re like most of us, you “don’t need a thing”! At least the things you know about! Here are some items you may not have known existed but may find you can’t live without: Digital Photo Frame No more photo prints. If it’s…

grandparents

In a 2014 Today survey, 54 percent of parents said that their parents spent more time with their children than their grandparents spent with them. And the majority of the grandparents surveyed described their grandparenting style as very “hands-on.” In other words, getting on the floor and playing! (While I dearly loved my own Granny,…

holiday gift thieves

Last holiday season UPS said they would deliver over 750 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. That is a lot of packages. However, a new survey conducted by the experts at Wakefield Research shows that one in four people have reported being a victim of package theft. The statistics are startling, but you…

cost of assisted living in richmond

If you’re new to looking at choices for assisted living or wondering what costs are covered, you’re not alone: families across the nation are looking to relocate a loved one into assisted living. Much of this has a lot to do with the large number of people that are over 65 years of age. The…

senior divorce stats

While the number of married couples splitting up of all ages is disconcertingly high, divorce for those 50 and older is rising faster than any other age group. In fact, since 1990, the divorce rate for older folks has doubled, with 50- to 64-year-olds leading the pack. The reasons for this increase in seniors uncoupling,…

senior voters

There’s a lot riding on the upcoming midterms, chiefly control of Congress and statehouses across the country. And that control could lie squarely in your hands and mine. That’s because as older Americans, we tend to dominate the polls. In the last midterms, those over 60 represented 39.4 percent of all voters, which was the…

car

When you think about harsh driving conditions, many people naturally think of navigating icy roads and snowy conditions during winter. In reality, though, summertime weather conditions in many parts of the country can also give your vehicle a run for its money. From triple-digit temperatures transforming your car into an oven to monsoon storms that…

retirement plan

After decades of working hard, you are definitely ready to retire. While you are looking forward to some carefree days doing what you want to do with your time and catching up on all of the tasks you have been putting off until retirement, you are also a bit concerned about having enough money for…

freebird club seniors

If you asked most seniors why they don’t travel as much as they’d like, you’d probably hear two reasons over and over again: cost and not having someone to share the experience. The Freebird Club was created to take these objections off the table for seniors and give them the opportunity to explore their wanderlust!…

“The stairs are getting so hard to climb. “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner. “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home. These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—“I want to stay in my own home!” The good…

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