Seniors Need More Loving Sex as they Age

It’s truly amazing to me that the physical intimacy and loving sex we need to stay healthy as we age is in such short supply when it is so readily available to all of us.   I’m referring to touch and sexual intimacy, innate behaviors that are hard-wired into us humans.  These are not just for the lucky few—the young, the healthy, and the beautiful. These are life-sustaining behaviors given to each one of us at birth. It is our birthright to touch and be touched, to love and be loved, and they are just as essential for our survival when we are older as

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How Friends Keeps Us Young at Heart

Staying socially active enriches our lives, and creating intergenerational friends keeps us young at heart and mind. But, how does an older person create a mutually beneficial relationship with someone a decade or so younger without making them feel like they're being groomed to be the absent child? I've always had older and younger friends. I've been lucky that way and now that I'm older, and have no children, I don't worry that a younger friend will ever feel like I treat her or expect her to take the role of my (absent) child, nor would I want to be

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How Faith Communities Can Help Isolated Seniors

This past week, I spent time attending presentations and workshops at the 2019 Aging in America Conference that was held in New Orleans. I had the privilege speaking on behalf of the growing demographic, solo agers. Those of us who live alone with no nearby support. The focus of the presentation was, Communion in Community, and more directed how faith organizations take on the needs of the isolated and lonely. I met many impressive faith leaders who are forming fantastic programs that help the older adults who have minimal support from the community. These fragile, and lonely folks want to

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The Tiny House Trend

Is It Ideal For Seniors? Over the last seven years, we have shared our expertise on the downsizing process with boomers and seniors through conferences, blogs and other online resources. We have offered ideas and insight on making a successful transition into a healthier and more manageable living environment, and our eight-step checklist to downsizing successfully and profitably. When talking about downsizing, we have explored a variety of options. From condominiums and senior retirement communities, to recreational vehicles (RVs) and even boats, we have discussed the pros and cons of each. Another downsizing option that has been trending in the

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Pet insurance helps pet owners pay the cost of medical expenses if their pet becomes ill or has an accident. Pet insurance plans can cover routine checkups and wellness procedures, such as annual exams, spaying, neutering, etc. We created this simple quiz to help you decide if pet insurance is a good idea for you. What does pet insurance cover? Like your health insurance, pet insurance exists to make it affordable for pet owners to get their pets the medical care they need without paying exorbitant fees. It is designed to cover unexpected accidents and illnesses. The amount you’ll be

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Elderly Mental Health Statistics

Like every population, there is a lot of variety among older adults. But it can be helpful to talk about elderly mental health statistics so we know when to take notice. Because while many have good mental health, others are vulnerable to mental health issues and cognitive deterioration. A Growing Population The world population is aging. It is estimated about 8.5 percent of people worldwide are aged 65 and over and this percentage is expected to rise to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050. It is common for mental health issues to be ignored or misdiagnosed by

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The Value of a Downsized Home

Downsize And Trade Home Maintenance For Hours Of Free Time. The average American spends nearly two hours doing housework per day. Cooking, cleaning, repairing, yard work — it all adds up. Maybe you feel like your average day is even more than that. You may have an older home that demands more upkeep or a sprawling yard, or you might find yourself lugging things back and forth from garage to kitchen, upstairs and down again more than you’d like. Every new season also brings with it a barrage of home maintenance chores that not only cost money but can do

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