You’ve probably heard the quote “Getting old ain't for sissies,” which is typically attributed to Bette Davis. Most of us would agree! As we grow older, our bodies often start to feel the wear and tear of a lifetime of use, and in some cases, a health issue or even a health crisis may arise. [...]
There was a great interview-article in Forbes last year entitled “Dilemma: Senior Living Facility or Kids’ Inheritance?” In it, financial expert Larry Light interviewed Certified Financial Planner Rick Kahler about many seniors’ desire to leave their adult children an inheritance. The interview explored the common concern that opting to move to a senior living community [...]
Long-term care is a hot topic as more and more Baby Boomers require some level of care or assistive services at the same time that we face a shortage of paid caregivers in this country. While no one wants to think that they themselves will need help as they grow older, the reality is that [...]
We are in a golden age of sorts when it comes to technology. It seems like nearly every day, a new tech tool or service launches, designed to make our lives easier. And increasingly, these advancements — many of which involve artificial intelligence (AI) and voice activation — are geared toward seniors. Let’s take a [...]
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” —George Augustus Moore, Irish novelist Even after going on a wonderful trip or vacation, I’m always happy to return to my own community, my house, my bed. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Our [...]
While aging at home continue to be the preference for the majority of older adults, residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communitis) cite access to a full continuum of care services as a main motivator for making a move. In fact, according to number consumer surveys done by myLifeSite, access to [...]
If you plan to retire at home (age in place), new information in a report from the Gerontological Society of America indicates that your connectedness to your community can have a meaningful impact on your health and well-being as you get older.