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Living Longer But Not Better

July 10, 2013

Life expectancy continues to increase, and you need to factor that into your retirement planning. A retirement of 30 years or longer isn’t unusual now and will be more common going forward. But something else you need to consider is the news that while Americans are living longer, they aren’t necessarily living healthier, according to […]

The New Aging in Place Movement

January 29, 2013

The media like to focus on making lists of the best place to retire or tracking the areas where people are migrating to in retirement. But the fact is that a minority of retirees move very far after retiring. Something like 80% of American retirees stay in the same county where they lived before retirement. […]

How to Age In Place

December 3, 2012

Most people want to stay in their homes for as long as they can. They don’t want to move to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Many don’t even want to downsize. Your body might not cooperate, so to stay in your home you need to adapt and renovate it. It’s certainly possible to […]

How to Age Well

November 21, 2012

Baby Boomers are the most depressed adult age group in the country, says an article in The Atlantic. The article focuses on women, but what it says applies to men, though it says women have more depression thanmen. Baby Boomers women shouldn’t be depressed, because they’ve been a special generation. Women, in particular, had more […]

Thinking Differently as We Age

September 4, 2012

People’s attitudes and emotions change through life. As a general rule, researchers concluded that people worry less and have fewer other negative emotions as they age. Some think it’s a coping mechanism, while others think as we go through life we learn to focus on positive things. They say older people tend to live in […]

Aging at Home

July 30, 2012

While the media often portray people as downsizing and moving as they age, most people resist. They want to remain in the homes they’ve grown comfortable in over the years. They also want to remain in the same communities where they have ties. It’s not an impossible dream. You don’t have to move simply because […]

Avoiding “Senior Moments”

April 26, 2012

Staying mentally sharp interests many people on the silver side of age 50. The New York Times Magazine explored several aspects of keeping your brain healthy recently. In one piece, the Times explored the possibility that intelligence can be increased through training, even as we age. How, then, could watching black cats in a haunted […]

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