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

In the week that passed, the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 a pandemic. And after some stumbles, the Trump administration declared a

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How to get dates when you're retired

As a natural consequence of the high divorce rates, more and more are finding themselves retired and single. And it’s not always easy to meet someone when your social circle...

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Why you should care we're getting lonelier

This is the second post in a series of posts on the topic of loneliness. This post focuses on the health implications of loneliness, as well as some available solutions....

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Supporting the 10,000 adults retiring every day

In some countries, people feel as much of a duty to look after their aging parents as they do to care for their own children.

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4 ways to prevent falling as we age

Each year, about 350,000 Americans fall and break a hip. Of those, 40% end up in a nursing home, and 20% are never able to walk again. The three primary...

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6 keys to a strong relationship with your adult children

In the US, most of us around are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. As we enter the Holiday season, it’s the perfect time to start talking...

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5 questions to answer for your Living Will

On the occasion of the National Family Caregiver month this November, this article is dedicated to sharing on a topic that we think does not get the attention that it...

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5 ideas for a playful Halloween in retirement

Who says aging requires being serious? You can stay young for as long as you choose to. In fact, the older you get, the better it is to take things...

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How to skip this year's flu season

In any given year, about 30 million people get the flu. In bad years, it’s closer to 50 million. Public health officials say cases are cropping up early this fall,...

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Why retired adults should volunteer more

With the advances in modern medicine, we’ve increased our life expectancy by an average of ten years in the last 40 years. With this change comes a need to rethink...

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5 Signs your loved one needs non-medical care

When you wake up in the morning, you get up, and walk to the bathroom. You shower, brush your teeth and move on with your day. This is the start...

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6 Steps you can take today to Age In Place

As an older adult, health is something you can choose to ignore. However, one thing you can’t and shouldn’t overlook is ensuring you’ll be comfortable where you live.

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What my Grandma's Alzheimer's taught me

Yiayia (grandma in Greek) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was about 79 years old. I was 18 at the time and had just finished school, and I was taking...

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7 ways to take care of your brain as you age

September is World’s Alzheimer awareness month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International. The goal is to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

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6 early warning signs of Alzheimer's

September is World’s Alzheimer awareness month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International. The goal is to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. For this reason, all...

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7 tips to care for loved ones as an expat

Most private caregivers these days are from the baby boomer generation. Some approaching 70 and caring for parents nearing 90. I’ve seen my mom take care of my grandma for...

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How to age healthy with the Mediterranean diet

Like a trek bird heading home for the summer, I’m once more making my annual summer trip back home, to my mom and her side of the family in Greece....

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Do these 4 things to stay independent as you age

A few weeks ago, I met with a friend and former co-worker. I was telling her about wanting to create a service that would help my parent’s generation achieve and...

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4 signs you are a long-distance caregiver

Worrisome signs of your loved ones’ frailty, progressive memory loss, or the decline in health require more and more of your attention. But what if you live far away?

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6 reasons why the future of senior care is at home

The value of growing old within the comfort of your own home is an essential factor in determining just how happy and worthwhile the final years of retirement are.

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