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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.

Getting a Divorce After 50? Get a Team!
4 weeks ago

Getting a Divorce After 50? Get a Team!

By  •  Family

Navigating a divorce is stressful and unpredictable. Creating or maintaining healthy habits and taking care of ourselves is vital during this uncertain time. Read More

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses
4 weeks ago

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses

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One year ago today I was fighting for my husband’s life as he spent 19 days in hospital with unrelenting abdominal pain. The nursing staff had grown weary of his presence and his care was deteriorating. In my mind, any day could be the last we might have together. Read More

Our Grandkids Are Learning at Light Speed… Maybe They Can Teach Us a Thing or Two!
1 month ago

Our Grandkids Are Learning at Light Speed… Maybe They Can Teach Us a Thing or Two!

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Could you map read at three? I certainly couldn’t. These days children can. Are they a generation of geniuses or were we all rather stupid? Read More

When it Comes to End of Life Care, Don’t Fall for Magical Thinking!
1 month ago

When it Comes to End of Life Care, Don’t Fall for Magical Thinking!

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You may not think you’re susceptible to magical thinking, but don’t discount the possibility that it will make its presence felt when you least expect it. Read More

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?
1 month ago

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?

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As I write this, my big black cat Ilsa is stretched out on my desk, snoozing on top of my calendar organizer. Her little sister Yvonne stares intently out the window at the enticing birdies she can’t reach and kill. Such a blessing, our pets. Read More

6 Ways to Show Your Support When a Friend Gets Sick
1 month ago

6 Ways to Show Your Support When a Friend Gets Sick

Lately, it seems that every week I learn more of my friends are waiting for test results or battling some debilitating illness. The older I get, the more frequently it happens. Are you encountering this? How do you help your friends and protect your own health and happiness? Read More

Divorce After 50: How to Kick Your Loneliness to the Curb
1 month ago

Divorce After 50: How to Kick Your Loneliness to the Curb

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When you are recovering from divorce after a long-term marriage, loneliness is definitely an obstacle that keeps you from moving on. We get stuck in this mindset because it makes us feel like we have nobody in the world. Read More

Why I’m Remembering My Mom with Gratitude This Mother’s Day
1 month ago

Why I’m Remembering My Mom with Gratitude This Mother’s Day

As I turn 65 this year, my mother has been gone for 17 years. Yet, I still feel her presence in my life in many ways. Also, as time passes, I come to have more appreciation for her and a better understanding of her ways. Read More

When Alzheimer’s Comes Knocking: The Journey into Alz World
2 months ago

When Alzheimer’s Comes Knocking: The Journey into Alz World

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My husband, Bob, first stated showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the year 2000 when I almost died of a strangulated intestine. That trauma changed our lives forever. Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet
2 months ago

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet

There are many ways that you can support your grandchild with pet loss. Your grandchild may look to you to help them through their feelings of grief and mourning, to help them understand that death is normal. Read More