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Recommended Reading for June 2017

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Recommended Reading for June 2017 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage By: Karl Pillemer Ph.D.  Readers of Karl Pillemer’s first book cherished the sage advice and great stories shared by extraordinary older Americans. Now, Pillemer returns with lessons on the most talked-about parts of that book: love, […]

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom Not all homes and bedrooms are ideal for senior citizen use. This is because a lot of the simple activities that we take for granted in childhood and adulthood can become increasingly difficult with old age. Whether it’s because of a disease, a chronic injury, or the […]

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Don’t Be Shy About Belting It Out

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Don’t Be Shy About Belting It Out Science is discovering that people who lift their voices together in song experience amazing health benefits, including exercising the lungs and combatting stress. An increasing number of people are discovering the joys of singing. Chorus America reports that an estimated 42.6 million Americans regularly sing in choruses today. More than […]

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Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

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Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep For most of us, a poor night’s sleep can mean irritability and fogginess the next day. But long-term sleep deprivation can have more serious effects, including memory problems and depression. Insufficient sleep is an important issue for seniors, who sleep more lightly and for shorter time spans, whether as […]

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Have you Written Your Ethical Will?

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Have you Written Your Ethical Will? When you die, your will (or trust or the state’s will) will spell out what you want to happen to your investments and personal property. Would you like to share anything more than that with your family? Have you ever considered writing your Ethical Will?  It is a gift […]

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Finished at 50? Actually, Your Career Might Just Be Getting Started

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Finished at 50? Actually, Your Career Might Just Be Getting Started “Life starts at 66,” sang Udo Jürgens in his popular 1970s tune about retirement. While he would probably have to revise the age upwards by a few years now, the lyric title still seems relevant. Many developed economies are facing an inverted age pyramid: […]

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Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

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Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living apartment, we learned the hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of […]

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances By, Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press It’s inevitable. As we age, our bodies and our brains change, and not always like fine wine. Cognitive skills decline as part of the normal aging process and in turn, so do some of our financial management skills. Research […]

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Recommended Reading for February 2017

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Recommended Reading for February 2017 When Breath Becomes Air By: Paul Kalanithi At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient […]

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members Many elderly rely entirely on family or other trusted individuals to help them. Whether it is physiological or psychological, as people grow older they tend to need guidance and support. Unfortunately, the dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse. One […]

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