Why Downsizing is Appealing for Seniors and Their Families

There are many reasons for downsizing–moving to a smaller residence, consolidating households, or just wanting to free yourself of all that “stuff.” Whatever your reasons, the process of downsizing can be liberating. Unfortunately, it can also be overwhelming, particularly for

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Food For the Brain: Keeping Alzheimer’s at Bay

  Thanks to advice from our doctors, most of us know that avoiding some foods and eating others can help ward off diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. New research shows that we can also use our diet to avoid or

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Why You Need a Plan for Long Term Care

Long Term Care Planning

It is a natural human tendency to ignore something uncomfortable until the absolute last minute. Many people put off planning for their later years because they think they’ll have lots of time to do it. The truth is, the earlier

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Decluttering for Seniors

keep calm and declutter

For many senior citizens, retirement means a chance to finally slow down and enjoy time that has been poetically coined “the golden years.”  One practice that goes a long way towards helping with this enjoyment is downsizing. For many people,

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For Seniors: Using the Internet to Buy or Sell Your Next Home

Seniors using Computer

  Shopping, movies, reading, writing, communication, and marketing… these are the most popular things that have flourished online. Seems as though almost everything is done online now. The number of seniors 50 and older who use the internet has grown

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Thinking About Long-Term Care?

Long-term care encompasses a broad and complex spectrum of medical and social services for frail and elderly Americans, or persons with disabilities. These services range from routine assistance with daily living (e.g., bathing, eating, and mobility) to a variety of

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Taking On the Financial Responsibilities of Your Aging Parents

Power of Attorney

As our parents age, there is an increasing likelihood that you will have to take over their responsibilities. Financial changes are time-consuming and difficult if you don’t have the right permissions. Here are some areas you should consider: Power of

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Why Seniors Are Often the Target of Financial Exploitation – And What to Do About It!

Elder Abuse

The Adult Protective Service (APS) programs report that the number and complexity of reports involving financial abuse of vulnerable and older adults has grown significantly over the past decade.  As the older adult population in the U.S. continues to expand

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Avoiding Moving Company Scams

Moving into a new home is an exciting – and a stressful – adventure.  According to U-Haul.com, about 1.6 million families or households move annually and most solicit the services of a moving company.  Although many moving companies are legitimate

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New Rule Helps Seniors Avoid Bad Investments

It’s probably no surprise that Americans will lose close to $17 billion from retirement savings this year because of bad financial advice from advisers who put their personal interests before their clients’. Thankfully, the scope has changed for current and

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