The Keys to Aging with Grace and Dignity

  Comedian George Carlin once famously said that he wasn’t getting old, but instead, he was getting “older” because it sounded like it lasted longer.  But getting older isn’t something that you have to fear.  In fact, by taking the

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Is Your Home Secure? A Checklist for Seniors

There’s an old adage that a person’s home is their castle.  Well, we only wish that our homes today were as secure as some of those medieval buildings. No, we aren’t suggesting you install giant walls or motes to keep out

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How To Budget For Retirement

  As people get closer to retirement, they tend to get very nervous about the prospect of trying to survive on a lower income.  It doesn’t have to be that way: retirement should be a celebration of the golden years

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The Difference Between Downsizing and Rightsizing

  In the world of business, the term “downsizing” is often a scary euphemism for “cut-backs” and “lay-offs.” Similarly, when older folks are asked to consider “downsizing” their homes, the term may take on a negative connotation. When dealing with seniors,

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Looking Into Assisted Living? Weighing the Options.

  Speaking with a loved one about moving into an assisted living home is a significant decision that confronts many Americans with elderly parents. Seniors may view this change of life as a loss of independence and a downturn in

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Should Your Senior Be Driving?

One of the things about getting older that many people dread is the loss of independence that comes with it.  Part of this independence is the ability to drive yourself around be it on out-of-town trips, to doctor’s appointments, or

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Transitioning to a More Appropriate Space for Seniors

As we get older, there are many milestone moments that define us and our lives—our graduation, our first “starter” home, the larger “family” home that we save up for.  Although many people don’t like to think about it, the reality

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How to Help Your Parents While Respecting Boundaries

  It’s tough to watch our parents age. The team that was once our rock, support, guidance, and role models will at some point need help transitioning to a life where they cannot be as independent as they once were.

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Why Retirement Could Be a Great Time to Start a Business

  When you finally hit that glorious age of retirement, chances are the last thing you want to think about is work.  But the reality is that today it is easier than ever to start your own business.  Many people

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Advocates for the Elderly: Why Hospitals Need People to Step Up

  Anybody who has ever had to deal with a traumatic or stressful health care situation will tell you that the physical aspect of the crisis is just a portion of the total problem.  These situations also take a mental

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