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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

Parenting Adult Children: 3 Decisions to Help Guide Your Conversations
1 week ago

Parenting Adult Children: 3 Decisions to Help Guide Your Conversations

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When your child was three years old, you had one way to communicate. Due to their immaturity, chances are you were more directive and direct with them. “Don’t touch the hot stove!” or “Let’s go use the potty!” These were the ways we communicated based on the needs of the moment. Read More

Choosing a Care Home: 5 Tips, Based on Real-World Experiences
2 weeks ago

Choosing a Care Home: 5 Tips, Based on Real-World Experiences

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There are lots of reasons why choosing a care home can be fraught with emotion. Often, people find themselves looking for one when there’s a crisis. Read More

Sharing Your Secrets Could Save You Time, Money and More!
4 weeks ago

Sharing Your Secrets Could Save You Time, Money and More!

My husband and I recently visited an old friend who has not been well. We were shocked to see that his health has deteriorated quite quickly with cancer, heart disease and early onset Alzheimer’s – all at the age of 60. Read More

7 Practical Tips for Talking to Someone with Dementia
4 weeks ago

7 Practical Tips for Talking to Someone with Dementia

Growing up, it felt as though we spent most Sundays visiting my Grandma in a nursing home. Some days she would be angry and combative. Others times she appeared listless and disinterested. Read More

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better
1 month ago

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better

Sometimes I worry about what my grandchildren will remember about me. I don’t live near them, and with the busy lives everyone has, I don’t see them often. Does this worry you, too? Read More

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers
1 month ago

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers

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There are many happy grandmothers about. I know; I am one of them. We play with the kids, we bore our friends by talking about how wonderful they are and we generally feel very pleased with the way grandchildren have enhanced our lives. Read More

Life After a Divorce: What to Do When You’re Feeling Lost
1 month ago

Life After a Divorce: What to Do When You’re Feeling Lost

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Divorce after 50 can make you feel like everything you’ve known has been taken from you. The life you planned and your vision of the future may disappear, leaving you with a feeling of not knowing what to do or where to go from here.

But when you feel like this, don’t panic! There is merely one thing you must remember: Read More

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know
1 month ago

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know

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Let’s face it – funerals are the parties no one wants to plan. And most people only interact with funeral directors at funerals when they are appropriately solicitous, supportive and somber. Read More

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward
1 month ago

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward

Just when you feel least able to cope with life after your husband’s death, you’ll be faced with making crucial decisions that can affect your finances, your family, your livelihood and more. Read More

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”
2 months ago

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”

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We do not usually identify ourselves by what we are not. We do not say I am not blonde or not good at knitting or I do not come from a large family. Nor do other people think about these things when they think of us. Read More