Pre-retirement

Retirement equals relaxation, right? In theory, retirement is a stress-free time with few hassles, commitments, or deadlines. However, getting there can be stressful. Retirement is a major life change, and adjusting to it can even be as stressful as life events like moving, marriage, and bereavement. Retirement may bring financial worries, social and emotional changes,…

Senior thoughtful man sitting in chair and holding old photo frame

You’ve probably amassed a house, garage, and maybe even shed full of things over the years. But now that you’re moving to a smaller space – whether it’s an apartment, retirement community, or your son’s or daughter’s house – you have the onerous task of thinning out and paring down all those years of accumulated…

Senior Travel

“When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel.” – Gloria Steinem Steinem’s support of travel’s benefits is backed by science. Geriatrician Dr. David Lipschitz claims that travel helps seniors live longer by keeping us occupied and engaged and encouraging us to exercise.…

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…

Virtual Reality Seniors

  You may feel as though your world has grown smaller as you’ve aged. Because of limited mobility, driving challenges, or other physical and mental limitations, you’re not traveling much anymore. Even going to a movie or visiting friends can sometimes feel like an ordeal. VR Broadens Horizons But thanks to virtual reality (VR) headsets,…

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…

Roanoke_Star

Retirement gives many seniors the freedom to explore and live someplace new. Thousands of retirees relocate every year, often escaping cities or northern states for smaller towns and warmer climates. Some are looking for a state with more retirement-friendly tax structures, some are seeking a lower cost of living, and some are chasing warmer winters.…

Aid-in-Dying

Back in the ‘90s, Dr. Jack Kevorkian made headlines by helping many terminally ill patients end their lives and their suffering. While “Dr. Death” went to prison for eight years for his illegal acts, physician-assisted suicide, or aid-in-dying as it’s now more commonly known, was legalized in Oregon only a handful of years later. Over…

Thomas Jefferson

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, was the place where Jefferson was involved with the continuing education of his children and grandchildren. He encouraged them to keep a strict schedule of reading and studying. As a father figure, Jefferson devised a list of familiar sayings or rules that regulated his life and the life of…

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