Category Archives: Family and Relationships

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

Signs A Loved One May Need Assisted Living

This is a toughie.  Our loved ones want to stay in their homes as long as is possible, but at a certain point it is just not safe.  How do you know when that time has come? Here are some clues that can be a big help.  Don’t wait till there is a serious accident or unattended illness!   Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Aging at home – after all, isn’t that what the vast majority of us want?  How do we avoid nursing homes or assisted living without overburdening our loved ones? And our generation is full of “elder orphans”, people who did not have children and really have no family to turn to in a health crisis.  It’s time for innovative thinking, and the program described in this article is one of the best we’ve seen.  A comprehensive, creative approach to managing resources is the key, and we boomers are the perfect folks to make it happen.  Read on!  Source: CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Adding the Arts to Elder Care

The evidence is building – the arts are an important component to our well-being.  So it just figures that comprehensive creative options are gaining popularity in senior centers, retirement homes, and just about anyplace where older folks are living.  Here’s a good look at the movement, and some ideas that might apply to your family situation! Source: Adding the Arts to Elder Care

The Links Between Retirement and Alcohol Abuse

Retirement.  Your time is at last your own, or at least most of it, and you can finally kick back and relax.  Unfortunately, many of us are vulnerable to falling into bad habits in terms of our alcohol use.  Is your wineglass getting bigger, or does it come out of the cabinet more often than it used to?   Be careful! Research shows that these six factors can make you more susceptible to problem drinking in retirement. Source: The Links Between Retirement and Alcohol Abuse

Broke baby boomers and seniors – it’s time to face reality

 

The statistics are scary, but they only tell part of the story.  An alarming number of boomers and seniors are broke, with no financial cushion, and cling to a state of denial.  Many fake it, keeping up a tenuous facade to present to friends and family.  This author has written before on this subject, and has lots to say about how these folks can face the truth and begin to create a “new normal”.  Source: Column: Broke baby boomers, it’s time to face reality | PBS NewsHour