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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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5 questions you best answer before retiring

Retirement is one of the most significant life transitions we go through in life, along with marriage, having children, and for some, divorce.

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Why you should volunteer for digital inclusion

When I first moved to the US, I had come for an internship for a Norwegian company. One of my coworkers was close to 70 and had moved to the...

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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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4 causes of loneliness, and 1 myth

Senior loneliness is on the rise. Not only because of the growing rate of seniors, but also due to the forces changing our way of life.

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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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Feeling lonely? ..you're not alone

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong? Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles

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How to organize a holiday workshop: mixing friends with family

One thing that really has surprised me in recent years is how easy it is for my parents to get on with our friends’ parents.

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The elephant in our decorated living rooms

As we approach the peak of holiday season, I had the idea to bring up one of the elephants in our decorated rooms. Most families have at least one. And...

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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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6 ideas for retirement friendly part-time jobs

Most of us spend our lives working according to our jobs. After we retire, we finally find a job that works according to us.

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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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What ageism is and how we can end it

Ageism is discrimination that happens based on someone’s age and often is a consequence of the stereotypes we have of specific age groups. Ageism occurs the moment the process of...

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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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5 things you should know about Alzheimer's

In this post, we round off our series intending to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding this mental illness. In this week’s post, we summarise the facts you should...

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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 expat families go back to school

Summer is coming to an end, and we prepare for another winter. For me, growing up as an expat kid, it usually meant saying goodbye to Greece and my mom’s...

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Is your Mom on Facebook too?

Facebook is 15 years old this year. So not even a decade ago, the bucket of users in the 55+ category was nearly empty.

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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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4 steps for expats to optimise holidays at home

When you’re an expat, it’s hard to know if the best place to spend your holiday is truly at home. Balancing support for your family, their long list of chores;...

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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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No nation generation

At times the word expat feels a bit outdated. If you are also someone who moves around a lot you might be referring to your passport country as “home”.

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This is the secret to a long and healthy life ;)

Regardless of how old you are, what your current level is, or what preexisting conditions you might have - staying fit is one of the most important things you can...

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Overcoming digital isolation

Even in highly developed countries, like in Scandinavia, where education and availability of high-speed internet are amongst the highest in the World. Digital isolation is a reality. 4 out of...

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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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5 reasons Norwegian seniors are the World's happiest

May, 17 is the Norwegian National Day, one of my favourite days of the year since I was very little. All you can eat ice cream, hot dogs, and playing...

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3 steps to a meaningful connection

Last weekend I was matched with a stranger through an event coordinated event called Europe Talks, organised by The Financial Times and media outlets all around Europe.

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Mother's Day Special - Growing new roots

Nearly 100 countries around the World celebrated Mother’s Day this past Sunday. Including Australia, Greece, United States, Denmark, Canada, Japan, Colombia, South Africa, and Switzerland, to mention a few.

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One way ticket

I’ve lived in a different country than my parents for nearly 15 years. Having moved away for studies, I continued for work and have yet to return.

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