Senior Living

2 years ago

When Someone Dies at My CCRC

My husband and I moved into The Terraces last July, joining about 300 other residents living in independent apartments. Since then, three people we came to know and like have passed away. All three were around 90 years old…

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2 years ago

How You Can Volunteer as an Older Adult

Are you finding yourself with more time on your hands? Have you retired and are looking for things to do with your days? There are many ways we can occupy ourselves as we get older. We can start new hobbies, we can travel…

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2 years ago

Feeling Lazy? Try These Tips to Boost Productivity in Retirement

Retirement brings a wonderful sense of freedom from responsibilities and schedules. In retirement, we can make our own decisions about how to spend our time. After all, we earned the freedom of retirement by working hard for many years!

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2 years ago

The Downside to CCRC Living? The Money!

A year before my husband and I committed to living in a CCRC, we had dinner with friends who had already done so. The four of us sat around a table in the restaurant in their community, and the couple talked at length…

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2 years ago

5 Ways to Embrace Living Alone

Some of us choose to live alone and others are faced with it due to circumstances such as death of a spouse or partner. It’s what we do after we live alone that matters, and I am going to share 5 ways to get the most out of this situation…

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2 years ago

Mother Nature Here We Come – Seniors Who Simply Want to Live

Do you remember birds singing loudly and persistently at the beginning of the pandemic when traffic disappeared from the streets and skies? At the time, I wondered if I were hearing birdsong that would normally have been…

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4 years ago

Living Comfortably Solely Off of Your Social Security Income is Entirely Possible in One of These Cities

Living paycheck to paycheck is a struggle that so many of us regularly deal with.

But when the only paycheck you’re living off of comes from monthly Social Security benefits, that struggle can become almost unmanageable depending on where you live. Read More

5 years ago

Visiting a Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: 10 Tips for Success

Knowing how to visit someone in a nursing home or assisted living isn’t always easy. Some people make brief, stiff visits. Others just don’t visit because they want to avoid awkward moments. Read More

5 years ago

Is a Senior Living Referral Agent Right for Me?

Deciding where to live during retirement is a major life milestone that should be approached with the utmost care and consideration. Read More

6 years ago

Make Elder Care Decisions Easier by Replacing “The Conversation” with “The Chats”

The other day, I was having a conversation with “Emily,” a Sixty and Me member, about the elder care decisions that her family was facing. Emily, in her 60s, was starting to realize that her mom, in her 80s, might need to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home soon. Read More