Ways to Adjust to a New City

Are you starting over in a new city where you don't know anyone? Or thinking about making a move? Or maybe you've just moved to an independent living facility and know very few residents. I found an article on Livability and wanted to share a few great tips if you plan to make a move to a new city in the future. A few years back I made a move and glad for it. It was definitely life-changing and, rarely, disappointing - and it's something everyone should do at least once. After the move, it took a while to adjust

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Will My Advance Directive Work In Another State?

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Making sure your end-of-life wishes are followed no matter where you happen to be is important. If you move to a different state or split your time between one or more states, you should make sure your advance directive is valid in all the states you frequent. An advance directive gives instructions on the kind of medical care you would like to receive should you become unable to express your wishes yourself. It often designates someone to make medical decisions for you. Each state has its own laws setting forth requirements for valid advance directives and health care proxies. For

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Aging: Help Planning for Your Future

Aging: Help Planning for Your Future

Aging happens naturally, but aging well takes careful planning. Take steps to ensure that your financial, living, and medical needs are met in old age. When thinking about the elderly years and how they will play out usually starts after caregiving. It's when people understand the difficulties of growing older. Some see their parents deal with heart problems while others confront dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Observing decline is heart-wrenching. Caregivers feel parents are invincible but soon find out the contrary. What families learn about growing older is that getting organized and prepared for the golden years will help them the

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Why Seniors Are the Best Age for Studying and Discovering the World

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Transitioning from the 50s to the 60s and 70s is one of the most beautiful and important time periods or our life. That’s because this is when we take the time to look within and discover what’s been lying there, undiscovered, for such a long time. Our hectic daily lives can distract us from understanding what truly matters, so we might not be able to enjoy ourselves, have alone, quiet time, or pursue our passion until this transition. While this is quite sad, most people would agree it’s true. Indeed, starting to do all the above from a young age

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Benefits of Living in an Active Adult Community

Today’s seniors could discover an active adult community is exactly what they’ve been missing. Offering an ideal environment for retirees seeking a low-maintenance, but still active lifestyle. Many senior communities have resort-like advantages for residents. As retirement nears closer, many people wonder what benefits come from leaving their pre-retirement home. Exploring an active adult community is a great start. The number of seniors looking for an adult community across the country is on the rise. This could be the cause for the more recent increase in such communities. Sometimes a retiree prefers to live in a more comfortable climate or

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Moving Aging Parents into Your House

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Are you considering moving an aging parent into your home? For some, moving parents into an adult child’s home is an optimal solution for everyone involved, but there are things to keep in mind to secure a smooth transition. Benefits of Living with Your Elderly Parents Some families find living with multiple generations is beneficial for everyone. For an aging parent, it can help to decrease feelings of isolation. And adult children can welcome the support of another adult while raising their own young children. Even if you are looking forward to transitioning your parents from their own home into

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How Retirees Can Earn Money Online

How Retirees Can Earn Money Online

As a retiree, there are many activities that you can spend your days engaged in. Maybe you’re working on a project that you’ve always dreamed of doing. Perhaps you’re living casually, traveling the world or ticking off items on your bucket list. How Retirees Can Earn Money Online Whatever it is you’re doing the chances are that you’ll need money to do it, and since you’re not working, you may not want to go ‘all out’. However, instead of returning to the typical 9-5 workforce, why not use the power of the internet to earn money from the comfort of your

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Coping with the Emotions of Downsizing

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Many older adults find themselves coping with the emotions of downsizing, these emotions may include anxiety, stress, and sadness. Take time to speak with a counselor and work through your emotions. Not so that you won’t feel the way do, but so you can understand why. Reasons You May Feel Sad Moving from a big house to a smaller house, an apartment, or into a relative’s home, can be a good solution for many older adults. Whether the shift is due to health concerns or financial constraints, know that a good decision can also come with feelings of sadness. Sometimes

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Best Insurance Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Sometimes you get good advice and it’s not till much later that you realize the wisdom of the advice. Such is the case with advice from my dad. He often provided unsolicited advice about a host of things, which was usually unappreciated and not fully understood at the time. As a trainer for a large life insurance company he loved his job and was always in training mode, even at home. The best piece of advice he ever gave me was: Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me A portion of everything you earn is yours to keep. I found the advice to

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