Everyone Wins: Why Society Must Tap into Seniors’ Experience & Wisdom

Last week’s post on people’s fear of catching the “old disease” got me thinking about a related topic that I often discuss when I present to groups: ageism and the so-called “invisible senior.” I wrote a blog post about this issue last fall, but I also recently gave a talk at the Key5 conference in [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:21-04:00April 23rd, 2018|

Ensuring Proper Nutrition for Seniors (…and How CCRCs Can Help)

March is National Nutrition Month. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this annual campaign puts a spotlight on the importance of making informed choices about food and developing healthy habits around eating and physical activity. When it comes to proper nutrition for older people, it’s important that their loved ones be attuned to their [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:35-04:00March 19th, 2018|

Are Preconceptions About Senior Living Communities Holding You Back?

The issue of ageism continues to be a hot topic lately—I’m not sure it’s becoming more of a problem or if we’re just becoming more aware of it. Perhaps it’s because the Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age at a rapid rate, and people are living longer thanks to modern medicine, so there are simply [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:02:20-04:00February 5th, 2018|

What is the Happiest Age? (You Might Be Surprised by the Answer!)

What age group of adults would you think is the happiest? If most people were to guess, I’d venture to say that they’d assume people in their 20s and 30s are the most content. Why wouldn’t they be, right? They are young and likely healthy; they have their whole life ahead of them, full of [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:44:44-04:00December 4th, 2017|

Proposed Tax Changes May Hit Seniors & CCRCs Hard

Taxes have been a hot topic over the past few weeks and months as the president and GOP-controlled Congress try to push through changes that will impact millions of Americans—raising the tax bill for some while lowering it for others. If you’re like me, you may be trying to figure out which of these two [...]

By |2023-10-31T23:21:14-04:00November 27th, 2017|

Geriatric Care Managers: “Professional Relatives” to Coordinate Care

In last week’s blog post, I discussed the steps you and your family can take in advance of a healthcare emergency to reduce some of the stress of a difficult situation—what’s referred to as “pre-crisis planning.” From exploring assisted living facilities in your area to working with an experienced financial advisor to prepare your assets, [...]

By |2024-01-19T22:43:59-05:00November 13th, 2017|

Pre-Crisis vs. Post-Crisis Planning: Confronting Life’s Unknowns

“Planning for a crisis”: It almost sounds like an oxymoron. But as we grow older, it becomes a matter of practicality. Yes, we’d all like to think that we will be healthy and able-bodied for the rest of our lives, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. And that’s where planning for a crisis comes [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:44:46-04:00November 6th, 2017|

Will a CCRC Move Me to Assisted Living Too Soon?

I enjoy receiving comments and feedback from people who read our blog and use the myLifeSite tools; they offer so many valuable insights into the senior living decision process. I recently got an email from a myLifeSite reader who told me that she and her husband are fully committed to moving to a continuing care [...]

By |2023-12-23T16:41:03-05:00October 30th, 2017|

When Memory Issues Are Cause for Concern

A concern that is commonly voiced by adult children is that their aging parent is beginning to get forgetful. Maybe they are losing their keys more frequently. Perhaps they uncharacteristically failed to pay some bills on time. Such changes can seem especially pronounced for those who only see their parents occasionally (such as around the [...]

By |2023-12-21T20:04:45-05:00October 23rd, 2017|

Remain in the Home You Love: The Continuing Care at Home Model

In last week’s blog post, “’…but I love my home’: Is Staying in Your House the Right Move?,” I discussed a few of the common reasons that most people age 65 and older (80 to 90 percent) say they would like to stay in their current home as they grow older. Among this majority, they [...]

By |2023-11-01T19:18:10-04:00October 16th, 2017|
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