Category Archives: Retirement

How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

I live in a senior building, and this is a common topic and top concern among my neighbors.   Nobody wants to go to a nursing home or even the slightly less alarming alternative, assisted living.  Around here they call it “the next phase”.  I see a very fine line between when a person can live independently and when they are no longer able to stay safe alone.  Often, the stopgap is some form of in-home care, and that can make a huge difference.  Let’s hope that some of the innovative programs detailed in this article help, so we can all age with grace and dignity.  Source: How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

5 Big Money Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

From a misguided decision on when to retire to going too heavy in stocks, people make these same five mistakes every day. Don’t be one of them. Source: 5 Big Money Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

This is an important article and the contents might surprise you.  Could you, or someone you love, fall prey to those who would strip you of your rights?  Source: How the Elderly Lose Their Rights | The New Yorker

Secrets to Living Happily with Chronic Health Conditions

Do you or a loved one deal with a chronic illness or health issue? More and more of us are, and it’s important to learn to enjoy life in spite of them.   Here are some good ideas to put into action! Source: These Are the Secrets to Happiness as You Get Older

Healthy, happy aging advice

Well, the actual tittle of the article is advice for women, but I think it applies to both sexes and probably most of the Senior Spokane peeps.  We’re always looking for ways to improve our experiences, and these days we must do that through the prism of advancing ages.  There’s a whole new demographic of folks in their sixties, seventies, and beyond literally having the time of their lives.  Can it be you? Source: Healthy, happy aging advice for women