Grieving Has a Purpose – It Helps You Heal After the Loss of a Loved One By Cary Bliley, president of Bliley’s Funeral Homes, with three locations in the Richmond Metro area. As a society we avoid sad or uncomfortable topics because we think it’s a way to elude pain and not deal with a…

outdoors

The cold weather is finally gone and spring sunshine is pouring in. It’s the perfect time to stop to smell the roses and get active outdoors. Don’t think you have to be cooped up inside just because you’re getting older. The outdoors is a great place to be for people of all ages. Here are…

live longer

You’re eating right, exercising and have given up unhealthy vices such as smoking and excessive drinking. Your parents, grandparents and great grandparents lived long, full lives. So good habits and genes are all you need to live longer, right? Wrong. According to the Danish twin studies, your DNA may be only 15 to 30 percent…

college kids

It doesn’t seem like seniors and college kids would make very good neighbors. But in a handful of senior living facilities around the world, some multigenerational homes in Chicago, and apartment complexes everywhere, students and folks old enough to be their grandparents are living side by side more than just peacefully. Both groups are actually…

So you’re ready to either move from your home, or get rid of some of that clutter.  When you’re ready to start downsizing, keep in mind these tips from our friends at Crowning Touch, in Roanoke, Virginia: 1. Don’t wait too long. The average age of someone finally leaving their home of many years is…

active aging

Just because you’re getting a little older doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself away. Now that you’re retired (or soon to be), you need to find new ways to occupy your time to stay healthy and active. Consider the following ideas to live an independent, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle: Find a Hobby It’s time…

wearable technology

You may already be sporting an activity tracker, like a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, to keep a close eye on your daily number of steps, sleep quality, etc. But tracking your activity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wearable technology. Below we’ve found some of the latest, greatest—and smartest—wearable…

villages

According to a 2013 Slate magazine article, it’s the “largest gated, over-55 community in the world.” And with a footprint the size of Manhattan and over 100,000 residents, 2,500 social clubs and 2,000 recreational activities, that superlative doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. Founded in Florida three decades ago to make “retirement dreams come…

travel

No matter how old you are, there’s usually that one place on your travel bucket list that you still haven’t made it to yet.  For me, it’s Australia and New Zealand. For my 81-year-old aunt, it’s New Orleans, which is significantly closer but probably feels just as out of reach at her age. But just…

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