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,…

medigap

Medicare can be overwhelming because we all have different needs. The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) can help you select the right Medigap policy for you. There are eleven different Medigap polices with varying coverage ranges. If you are under the age of 65 and on Medicare due to disability, the only plans available…

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…

e-reader

From the days when I’d read my Bobbsey Twins books perched in a tree in our backyard, I’ve loved books. Of course, I’ve enjoyed the worlds that they’ve transported me to, but my abiding devotion to books has also extended to the pretty covers, the smell of the ink, the crack of the spine when…

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