Building a Life With Your Senior Sweetheart: Tips for Retirees

    Photo by Pexel Guest Contributor: Sharon Wagner   Getting married as a senior is far from unusual. Research indicates that seniors are getting remarried in record numbers, an increase of about 55% since 1960. Advancements in medicine and public health promotion have enabled seniors to live many more disease-free years than in the…

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What To Do When Your Senior Loved Ones Can No Longer Handle Their Finances

Guest Contributor: Andrea Needham If you have aging family members, you are probably doing your best to make sure they can live comfortably and independently. It can be painful to watch a senior loved one lose their ability to manage their own affairs. However, there may come a time when advanced age or the loss…

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The Eight Forgotten Expenses of Retirement Planning

These surprise costs during retirement can mean canceling that dream vacation, or much worse. You’ve reviewed your budget for retirement and you’re all set … or are you? Usually, expenses go down slightly after your working days are over. There’s no longer a use for that professional wardrobe, you don’t need the gas to drive…

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Are You Ready for the Challenges of Supporting Aging Relatives?

Submitted by Guest Author Hazel Bridges, Creator of AgingWellness.org It’s common for older adults to struggle with certain day-to-day tasks. Some seniors move into assisted living facilities to get help with the activities of daily living. Others may take pride in living independently and prefer to stay in their own homes, getting help from care…

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Talking About Long-Term Care Insurance

    It’s important to use the correct terms and understand the available options when talking about long-term care insurance. By Mickey Batsell, CLU, CASL, MBA, FLMI, CLTC, CSA When someone hears or sees the words “long-term care,” the first thing that often comes to mind is a nursing home. This association has negative connotations…

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Modifying Your Home for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

Caregivers are lifesavers who give of their own time to care for loved ones. If you’re a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you face unique, daily challenges. Modifying your home for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, whether a parent, grandparent, spouse, or sibling, takes patience, and additional changes may need to be made as…

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Is Telemedicine Right for You?

Telemedicine is becoming more popular. But why would you want to use the service? While there is a common misconception that older adults are reluctant to use new technology, 2017 data from the Pew Research Center suggests that the idea is becoming outdated. Those on the younger side of old age have Internet and broadband…

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How to Choose the Best Memory Care Facilities

  Once a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and is at home, it may become difficult to take care of them. The more difficult the task gets, the more you realize that you might need to seek help from a home care facility. A memory care facility will be convenient for aid and…

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Looking for the Perfect Retirement Community in Kansas City

Most people don’t think about finances and other details. Make sure to do your research and ask the most important questions.   When Peter and Laurie Olsen decided, in their early 80s, that it was time to give up the burden of taking care of their home and yard—shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, cleaning out…

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