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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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Posted in Aging Parents, Caregiver, Downsizing, Life Planning, Senior Housing, Senior Move

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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Posted in Aging Parents, Senior Citizen, Senior Safety, Senior Welfare

You’ve Done the Saving – How Do You Decide What You Spend On In Retirement?

  It’s every person’s dream—the idea of working your entire life for retirement and then finally being able to reach that precious moment.  But with that dream can come a lot of confusion, questions, and doubt, especially as it concerns

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Posted in Retirement, Senior Finances

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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Posted in Aging Parents, Elder Abuse, Safety Tips, Senior Citizen, Senior Citizen Abuse

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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Posted in Investment, Retirement

Life Planning: Do You Have Everything In Order?

The majority of us do not get all excited about planning wills and our own funeral arrangements. In fact, many people try to avoid the subject entirely. As much as we all wish that death and tragedy were not a

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Posted in Life Planning, Senior Citizen

Tiny Houses for Senior Citizens? The Pros and Cons

You may have noticed these little miniature homes popping up recently. Maybe you saw them on television, or maybe even in your own town. These tiny homes are typically between 100 to 500 square feet and are often on wheels

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Posted in Downsizing, Retirement, Senior Move

18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

The most common area for potential falls is found right at home. With more than 75% of reported falls taking place at home, our loved ones are constantly at risk. Hopefully, these 18 tips will help you fall proof your

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Posted in Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Citizen, Senior Safety

Baby Boomers Targeted by Scammers

Every day there seems to be a new scam victimizing citizens and stealing their hard-earned money. A large percentage of these victims are Baby Boomers, a generation currently between 55 and 74 years of age. There are almost 1 million

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Posted in Baby Boomers, Safety Tips, Senior Scams

Bogus IRS Calls

IRS Scam

You may have heard of the IRS scams that have been flooding the phone lines of our country recently. You may have even received a few at home. If you haven’t, consider this your warning. More and more of these

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Posted in Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Safety
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