Classic Black and White Films to Share With Your Adult Kids

Camera film strip and popcorn.Here’s a fun idea for family time entertainment.  Next Avenue has put together a list of 10 great movies, all in black and white and all guaranteed to spark interesting conversations with your adult children.  No kids around? Hey, these are classics, all guaranteed to perk you up on a winter afternoon or evening.  Enjoy! Black and White Films to Share With Your Adult Kids | Next Avenue.

The No. 1 Nutrient You Need to Avoid a Stroke

fresh vegetablesCould it be this simple? Studies are now showing that one easily acquired nutrient could help you avoid a stroke.  Take a guess at what it is, and then see this article for the answer and more tips: The No. 1 Nutrient You Need to Avoid a Stroke | Next Avenue.

How to Take Better Pictures With Your Phone, Tablet, or Camera

personwithcameraEverybody seems to be a photographer these days, and with our fancy phones and tablets it is tempting to snap everything in sight.   Technology is wonderful, but we need to apply a few basic skills to get the best pictures.   This article will help you make the most of your photo opportunities: How to Take Better Pictures With Your Phone or Tablet | Senior Planet.

How to Decode Those Pesky Medicare Choices

Worried Senior Couple Sitting On Sofa Looking At BillsWhether you are new to Medicare or considering making a change to your existing plan, the flood of mailings and ads during the open enrollment period can be overwhelming. Medigap, Supplemental, Advantage, Part D – these are all terms that we must understand in order to make an informed decision.  PBS’s Next Avenue has done a nice job of demystifying the process, so if you’re confused follow this link: How to Decode Those Pesky Medicare Ads | Next Avenue.

Finding Affordable Home Care

nurse or helper in residential home giving food to senior manDo your parents need home health care, or do you know someone struggling to remain independent as they recover from an illness?  There are many situations that call for this specialized type of support, but finding the right solution can be frustrating and confusing.   This article tells us about three agencies that offer help: Finding Affordable Home Care for Your Parents | Next Avenue.

15 Biggest Marriage Regrets From Middle-Aged Divorcees

peopleatlakeWe’d actually like to change the title of this article to read, “Relationship Regrets”, because so many boomers and seniors are trying to make long term commitments work outside of marriage, too.  But the advice is good,  with or without the legalities.   Some thoughtful divorcees share regrets that can help us avoid painful breakups.  Could some of these apply to your situation? 15 Biggest Marriage Regrets From Middle-Aged Divorcees.

15 More Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation

Vintage radioPerhaps you remember the first list from Next Avenue, which was a lot of fun.  But the author received enough feedback to add more songs, with a little history and explanation of why each belongs in the top 30.  What do you think?  Are your favorites here?  15 More Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation | Next Avenue.