Category Archives: Family and Relationships

How to Prepare to Age Alone

A growing number of us have no kids, no spouse, and no logical caregiver.  Yet as always, our generation is rewriting the script, finding creative ways to age with dignity and support.  If you or someone you know is an “elder orphan”, this article could save you some sleepless nights! Source: No Spouse, No Kids, No Caregiver: How to Prepare to Age Alone | Wellness | US News

How We Filled Our Empty Nest and Gained an International Family

Are you finding yourself thinking about those unused bedrooms in your house now that the kids are gone? Or are you missing the feeling of family around the dinner table?  This article describes one couple’s interesting solution, and may give you some ideas for your situation. Source: Family & Relationships: How We Filled Our Empty Nest and Gained an International Family | Get Old

The retired women who built their own community

Are you interested in co-housing or other creative ways to live in retirement? Many of us are, and this article has some encouraging, inspiring words.  Source: Sisters are doing it for themselves: the retired women who built their own community

Good Ol’ Swimmin’ Holes around Spokane!

We never outgrow our love of good, old-fashioned swimming holes.  Here’s where you can find some close to home.  Have fun!  Source: Good Ol’ Swimmin’ Holes | Outdoors Issue | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest

Why Are More Unmarried Older Couples Shacking Up?

Yes, it’s happening more and more.  Why? And could this be right for you and your partner?Source: Why Are More Unmarried Older Couples Shacking Up?

Making a Memoir a Reality

Are you thinking it might finally be time to start a memoir? Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part, and this article tells a pretty compelling story of one woman who created a family treasure.   Are you next?  Source: Making a Memoir a Reality

Retirement Planning: How to Go From Anxiety to Zen

Does thinking about retirement, let alone planning for it, make you edgy?  This interview could change all that.  Don’t worry, be proactive so you can relax!  Source: Retirement Planning: How to Go From Anxiety to Zen