This is a pretty cool list. Lots to be happy about, it seems. My personal favorite is ” 11. You’re better at solving problems. Older people are more adept at thinking of creative solutions than younger people are, research shows.” What’s yours? See: Source: Aging & Society: 20 Reasons To Love Your Age | Get Old
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?
None of us want to think about it, but the divorce rate among older Americans is on the rise. And whatever the reason, financial issues are thorny and difficult to work through. If you or a friend are looking at a split, be sure to be prepared for the financial ramifications: Source: The True Cost of Gray Divorce
Sometimes, you just don’t have the time to shop. Or maybe you’re recovering from an injury and can’t drive at the moment. Whatever the reason, delivery services are all the rage, and a new one is ready to start serving our area. And, it’s not only about groceries! Take a look: Source: Delivery service Instacart ready to serve many Spokane area households | The Spokesman-Review
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