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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.

3 Steps to Finding Happiness After a Divorce After 50
3 weeks ago

3 Steps to Finding Happiness After a Divorce After 50

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After divorce, are you making this happiness mistake? Let me explain.

A while ago, I was laid off from a 9-5 job and I started to panic. As I started to assemble a resume and apply for new jobs, a voice in the back of my head kept chiming in: “I will be happy again once I am in a new job. Once I get that first pay check, I know I’ll smile and feel better about everything.”
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Finding Cherished Memories Through Nostalgic Music
3 weeks ago

Finding Cherished Memories Through Nostalgic Music

My mom died when I was 35 years old. She was only 58. She’s been gone a long time now and sadly, memories do have a way of fading. Here’s one memory I do have. And it comes to me whenever I hear a certain song. Read More

How the 5 Senses Can Help Loved Ones Living with Dementia
3 weeks ago

How the 5 Senses Can Help Loved Ones Living with Dementia

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Our memories mean so much to us. They provide us with a sense of self and stand as a reminder of the journey we have taken in this life. And the memories we share with the people closest to us become an intricate piece of our identity. Read More

Living Where You Love vs. Living Near the Grandkids in Retirement
3 weeks ago

Living Where You Love vs. Living Near the Grandkids in Retirement

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Recently, Judy, my wife of 44 years, and I experienced a difficult family situation probably best captured by a rephrasing of the oft-repeated lines from the popular song by the British band The Clash – Should we stay or should we go? Read More

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care
3 weeks ago

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care

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Deciding between assisted living and in-home care is a tough choice.

When your parent or spouse needs assistance in their daily life, the first thing to do is understand the situation and create a realistic plan to help them live safely and comfortably. Read More

How to Have a Happy Marriage, According to Helen Mirren
4 weeks ago

How to Have a Happy Marriage, According to Helen Mirren

As we reach our 60s, many women feel a certain amount of tension between our need for intimacy and our desire for independence. This is true whether we are single or in a relationship. Read More

Parenting Adult Children: 3 Decisions to Help Guide Your Conversations
1 month 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
1 month 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!
2 months 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
2 months 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