Articles related to retirement

Monday, March 16, 2020

Why we need social distancing, and ideas for what to do

One of the most at-risk demographics during the Corona pandemic are older adults, those with the previous diagnosis of diabetes, heart, or lung illnesses. For all of us, social distancing is the game plan for weeks to come, and so we'll need to look outside the regular channels for entertainment and activities.

Topics: wellnessage at homesenior careretirement activitiesretirementsocial isolation

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Monday, March 9, 2020

5 questions you best answer before retiring

Most of us jump into retirement without planning for it, and it is not uncommon to end up struggling, either financially or emotionally. In making your decision to retire, go through this list of questions and try seeing if you're biased in any way that prevents you from thinking clearly about what your life will look like post-retirement.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Tosretirementretirement planningretirement activitieswellnesscommunity

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

How to get dates when you're retired

Having a partner is the single greatest predictor for loneliness or social isolation. The newly retired are some of the most at-risk demographics for this and for depression. Perhaps it's time for you to try a dating app this Valentine's Day.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Toswellnesslonelinesssocial isolationage at homeretirement

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Why you should care we're getting lonelier

Chronic feelings of loneliness double the likelihood of premature deaths as reported by research completed with a public nursing project. Research suggests that the lonely are more likely to suffer from cognitive decline and a quicker progression of Alzheimer's.

Topics: lonelinesswellnessretirementage at homesocial isolationAlzheimers

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Feeling lonely?'re not alone

At one point or another, we've most likely all felt lonely. Some may feel embarrassed to admit it. I think it's a product of the World we've designed. Having just broken up with my partner of five years that I moved halfway around the World to be with, I can certainly say I know what loneliness feels like.

Topics: lonelinessretirementsocial isolation

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Monday, December 23, 2019

How to organize a holiday workshop: mixing friends with family

If you also have a distributed family, it can be hard to find the time to spend quality time with both friends and family when you come home for the Holidays. At the same time your retired parents might have a hard time making new connections since they recently left work. What better way then to kill two birds with one stone and invite both you friends and their parents over for a Christmas workshop for some good fun, baking and other fun activities. Here's our story of how we did it.

Topics: lonelinesscommunitywellnessfamilyexpatslong-distance familyretirementretirement hobbies

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Monday, November 25, 2019

6 keys to a strong relationship with your adult children

Being a parent and at times a friend to your adult children requires a balance between regular interactions and personal space. Overstepping the boundaries can lead to detachment. Here are the effective ways to interact with your adult children, and lay the foundation of a strong relationship for years to come. Start trying these tips out this Thanksgiving!

Topics: retirementage at homesocial isolationfamilylonelinesswellness

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Monday, November 18, 2019

6 ideas for retirement friendly part-time jobs

Retirement doesn't have to mean isolation and disengagement from a productive environment. Check out this list of part-time jobs tailored for retired adults. We have worked out a list of ideas on how to improve both your financial situation as well as your engagement through taking on small jobs, even after retirement.

Topics: retirementretirement planningretirement hobbieswellness

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Monday, November 4, 2019

What ageism is and how we can end it

Ageism is prejudice and discrimination that is caused by someones preconceptions of someone's age. It is a consequence of the stereotypes we have of specific age groups. Ageism occurs the moment the process of aging stops being acknowledged as the natural process that it is. Here is what we need to understand about ageism to address this issue.

Topics: ageismretirementwellnesslifestylesocial isolation

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