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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:54:14 -0500This article reminisces about what the world was like for those of us in the baby boomer generation. It goes on to discuss the changes and how to cope with them safely. There are many products on the market to provide protection and safety.
Thu, 12 May 2016 10:28:29 -0500If you were born between 1946 and 1965 you are affectionately known as a Baby Boomer and it's a worldwide phenomenon. After the world's population was decimated during WWII respective governments encouraged women to have more children which they did. It is those children that are now causing concern as they reach what used to be regarded as retiring age.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:43:43 -0500It can be difficult as a parent to not help out your children when they are in need financially. But when is enough, enough? Baby Boomers are risking their retirement by helping their adult children long term.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:30:20 -0600Aging is inevitable. We all age as years pile up on us. A few, unfortunately, get to look older before they are really old, while some don't seem to age at all. It as if time stood still on them.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:54:39 -0500We are not old people. We are Baby Boomers living a second life. We have an eclectic choice of new lifestyles. We are using online dating services to find partners that have similar interests. We are having second and third time partners and/or marriages. We do Yoga,Tai Chi, have read The Tao Te Ching, and follow the teachings of Lao Tzu. We meditate daily, get regular massages and know what "Co Q-10" is.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:18:17 -0500He was a toy given to me 60 years ago. What remains of my tattered, torn, tired friend with the hole in his leg and the loose threads around his neck still sits on my bookcase. I no longer seem to have time for him, but he's never forgotten me.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:48:39 -0500I believe that one of the biggest signs of growing old or aging, if you prefer, is the inability, or at least the engrained grouch-ability, of adjusting from an old routine to a new one. It is tough to change and rearrange when we know that the old way, the familiar way, the tried and true way is the best.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:32:52 -0500How old is a senior citizen? Seniors everywhere should consider getting out their front door and meeting people. Seniors have lived, worked, shared family lives, traveled, moved, and spent their mental and physical energy to the max so now is time to consider individual lifestyle choices. These seniors do not want just anyone in their lives, they want positive, up-lifting people to match their individual senior lifestyles. They want living arrangements that provide interaction true connections, intimacy and more. Tips for healthy lifestyle describes below.
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:38:44 -0500Yesterday my daughter's wedding day went absolutely to plan especially surprising as it nearly ended in disaster and being delayed a year as a slot at the registry office couldn't be found. Three weeks ago she was notified a time-slot on the date had miraculously become available. So with 3 weeks to go, invitations were sent out, dress ordered and arrived, the venue confirmed etc. People came from far and wide and Skype was set up to include her brother and family in Australia in the ceremony.
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:03:55 -0500My dear son-in-law just sent me an article about the benefits of babysitting grandchildren and maintaining good cognitive health. According to life.damn.com a study with 186 Australian grandmothers with a variety of babysitting schedules showed that taking the extra responsibility of babysitting every once in awhile is healthy. This brain health was reflected in cognitive tests issued before and during the study.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:08:11 -0500Outside of your 20s, your 60s may be one of the decades in which you face the most significant lifestyle and financial changes - so it's normal to experience mixed emotions about money and retirement. You've either reached the traditional retirement age or are almost there and may be excited and hopeful about what's to come. At the same time, you may be anxious about your ability to fund the retirement of your dreams.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:15:42 -0500Have you learned how to work through adversity? Seven simple but profound strategies are inside this article. You do want to overcome adversity rather than having adversity overcome you, right?
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:31:56 -0600Baby boomers are getting to the standard retirement age but they are working much longer for a variety of reasons talked about in this short article. At some point they do get around to retiring.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:41:17 -0600Embrace technology as it is an adventure. A report undertaken in 2013 released by Pew internet Research Project, found that Baby Boomers and seniors are steadily increasing their use of the internet. Seventy six percent of those aged fifty to sixty are online and fifty-four percent of those aged sixty-five and older are using the internet.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:56:38 -0600The big group referred to as the Baby Boomers is now retiring. Will they have saved adequate cash or other assets to help them with the rest of their lives? Typically they have spent much of their income. On top of that, will their retirement pension benefits be there for them with the federal governments of many countries in great financial trouble? This post suggests a method to boost income by setting up an online business.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:07:08 -0600The media frequently manipulates images in such a way so as to present a much different perspective quite distinct from reality. Which is why I'm puzzled as to how come there are so many black & white images in the media when reporting on events that took place during the 1970s and 1980s when color film was common. Clever imagery has transformed McArthur Park to Jurassic Park with a click of a mouse.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:05:53 -0600Another of the complex issues facing the Baby-Boomer generation has to do with affordability of housing. Many continue to make monthly mortgage payments while some, who have planned well, have paid off their mortgage and pay only property tax. Still, the research on housing and the Boomer population is concerning.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:21:11 -0600Marketers, or worse, non-marketers who have influence over a company's marketing department, often fall into a trap of creating false generalizations; even offensive stereotypes about target audiences. This is most prevalent in marketing to seniors-a segment that will account for 45 percent of the U.S. population by the end of 2015.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:42:31 -0500This is a short piece heralding what journalist Tom Brokow called "The Greatest Generation," that special group of Americans that brought us through WWII. Specifically, the author references The Battle of the Bulge and why it was so special to him on his very first Christmas.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:31:36 -0500Some people feel they must spend their retirement years being busy all the time. They feel judgment from others if they aren't swamped with tasks and things to do. What happened to taking some time to really goof off and enjoy yourself during some part of retirement?
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:56:33 -0500Anti-aging face creams can work wonders. They can help you regain a youthful appearance. They can help you improve the look of your skin, giving you that beautiful, healthy glow. They can brighten your skin and decrease blemishes and dark spots. They can, basically, defy the signs of aging, making you look several years younger.
Thu, 15 May 2014 09:49:03 -0500Mother's Day is upon us, and as we celebrate and revel in our appreciation for our mothers, many worry about presents and yet one of the best gifts it is to reflect on some of the many things our mothers gave us in our youth. Our mom used Mom-isms which were taken from versions of Aesop's fables, Mother Goose stories or expressions she passed down to us from her mother. Some were just plain annoying when I was younger, but ring true in our more mature years and now find myself repeating these nuggets of wisdom.
Thu, 15 May 2014 08:13:56 -0500Baby Boomers, that group of children born after World War II, were extraordinarily lucky in many ways. They never had to fear the Nazis, war on their own turf, death camps or serious hunger. They were born after atomic bomb explosions so horrific they would and could never take place again. And, in the United States at least, they grew up in an economic boom that went on for decades, giving them a sense of security seldom seen in the world. As icing on the cake, they grew into young adulthood just in time for widespread use of the Pill but before for the onset of AIDS. In other words, a time of sexual freedom and flower power.
Tue, 13 May 2014 06:30:17 -0500All the little girls of eras gone by were taught to wait for their Knight in Shining Armor to rescue them from the doldrums that is their life. When I discovered that My Knight was a bit rusty, I started writing stories about him!
Thu, 01 May 2014 06:56:28 -0500Nurturing yourself is important as you age. Learn to listen to your inner calling and be willing to change what brings you joy as you mature in life. Live a more fufilling life based on your ability to tap the wellspring within.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:15:54 -0500It isn't always easy to suggest to an independent parent that they may need to enter an assisted living facility. But for many adult children (often the baby boomers) and their parents, this conversation eventually becomes necessary. Here are a few of the signs to look for when determining whether your parent should consider moving to assisted living.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:01:22 -0500Most people would prefer to grow old while staying comfortable and independent in their own homes. However, many people wind up selling their homes and moving into some form of assisted living-often despite their wishes. One reason for this is that modern American homes are rarely designed with seniors in mind.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:50:43 -0500Birth rates across the world spiked at the end of World War II. This explosion of newborns came to be known as the baby boom. This population increase produced a considerable demand for consumer goods and stimulated the post-war economy. Thus was born the "Baby Boomer" demographic.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:14:41 -0500Baby boomers are fighting again to survive in an unfavorable economic climate. Born between 1946-1964 and as one of my sons would say "way too old" we are actually we're pretty cool. We did what this the younger generation can't imagine and we changed the world in the process.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:23:52 -0600If you've ever wondered about the Baby Boomers here are some stats. A remarkable group!
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:28:37 -0600What if you could add an additional $50,000 to your income a year, working 10 hours a week while helping the next generation succeed? You could do that through become a Mentor. Real Life Coaching.ca is a powerful, proven system that helps teens and twenty-somethings find their greatness in life. If you know a parent who has a child who is stuck in a never-ending spiral of failures, self-sabotage, self-medication and anxiety, this system is a system that can truly change their child's life and the whole family dynamic. Learn about how it works!
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:54:57 -0600You thought you had it all together, man! Like, you were totally prepared! The right retirement savings plan, paid off the house early, avoided Bernie Madoff and even had time to live a healthy enough lifestyle to enjoy your retirement but... The one thing you could never have planed for, the one thing that makes Madoff look like a shmear at Carnegie deli reared it's uncoiffed head... Millenials!
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:41:02 -0600Do you have a career regret? The good news is that there isn't ONE thing that you were meant to be. Retirement is the perfect time to uncover regrets, unfinished business, or unfulfilled dreams. As George Eliot said, "It's never to late to be what you might have been."
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:20:06 -0600You won't find these gifts at the mall, at any box store, or on Amazon.com, but you will find them within your family heirloom collection for years, perhaps generations to come. Initially, their gifting won't empty your wallet or deplete your bank account, but they will become permanent fixtures in your grandchildren's lives. Nor will you find these ideas and items quickly converted from treasures to trash, relegated to the obsolete, irrelevant junk pile within a few months after they've been unwrapped. Instead, you will experience their continued presence within family traditions over time.The essence of this type of gift giving resides in the putting forth of items and ideas from within oneself, one's experiences, one's values. As such, these gifts are almost limitless in the positive, even life-changing, effect they can have on the recipients, your grandchildren.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:49:28 -0600This article attempts to describe the major influences that women have had on my life. The influences began with rearing, passing on correct moral values, basic education and currently continue thru 30 years of marriage to the same beautiful woman my God has mated me with. Praise God!
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:40:04 -0600How many times have you had to start over? It doesn't matter in what avenue, life, business, family, job... the fact is that you had to start again.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:43:25 -0600I have spent some time now considering my childhood and how I might relate in a positive light the memorable events of a young life. An enjoyable exercise of reflection for most, but a daunting task for others, the latter of which I find myself an unfortunate but elite member of. While others tend to recall specific events or places from their childhood, I discovered to my subtle amazement that some of my fondest (and not so fond) memories were of smells.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:20:45 -0500In view of the uncertainty in the economical climate for the past decades, many baby boomers would have attempted to save money for their future. However, the last couple of years have been rather tough on a majority of them. The good financial plans that many of these baby boomers have prepared for their retirement years may not be workable anymore.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:55:04 -0500Making a job change during midlife can be tough. Learn how successful baby boomers made the switch to a new job or career over age 50.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:43:27 -0500It might seem extreme enough to consider downsizing from a house to an apartment. But many baby boomers are downsizing all the way down to a motor home in order to reduce living expenses and save money for retirement. Is the full-time RV lifestyle right for you?
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:51:55 -0500Baby boomers have impacted and changed society at each and every point along their lifecycle, from maternity procedures to the education system. Suburbs, jobs, employment, entertainment, travel - there isn't a part of society that hasn't been affected by the bulging demographics that is the baby boomers. It is not surprising that baby boomers are beginning to change the way we respond to our aging populations.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:24:32 -0500We all have seen and read about how health conscious the Baby Boomer Generation is these days. However, if you take a closer look, you may be quite surprised by health statistics for this demographic.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:43:15 -0500Beyond retirement and the iconic, stereotypical senior porch rocking chair, Baby Boomer seniors today are living longer and finding surprising, new ways to share their time, energy, and talents with others in their later years. Do you remember watching your grandmother quietly knitting, while watching TV or listening to the radio for seemingly hours as your grandfather sat with her or puttered around the house? Well those days have passed as Baby Boomers and seniors all across the US are taking on new challenges, new roles, and new activities reflective of the fast paced times and economic climate...
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:44:02 -0500Ever wonder why people are glued to their smartphones these days and what they are reading? Ever wonder who is driving the use of mobile Internet and social media in particular these days?
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:39:27 -0500Working online may be the best next option as a workplace for retiring Baby Boomers. But the concept of doing so seems a little blurred and out of reach for many. This very common type of confusion stands in the way of retiring Boomers who could be earning money working online at something they find challenging and fulfilling. A good place to start is to complete the seven necessary steps this article describes.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:25:23 -0500Exit the old, and enter the new "face" of retirement as Baby Boomers redefine what it means to retire. Explore five ways that the face of retirement has been transformed in general, and the specific individual type of change that is critical for your next phase life and work to be one that engages you fully and towards which you can and will apply yourself with vitality, enthusiasm and enjoyment.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:29:43 -0500While the need for volunteerism is more critical than ever, and the opportunities for Baby Boomers to offer their invaluable service, skills and experience are broad, rich, and varied, many retirees may choose not to use their newfound retirement time and freedom as volunteers. Reasons vary as to why seniors are unable and/or unwilling to donate their free time and talents. Family situations, financial limitations, personality profiles, retirement goals and priorities - all these factors contribute to some Boomers saying, "Thanks, but no thanks!" to the invitation to volunteer their time and services.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:43:07 -0500The conventional understanding of retirement rests on the premise that one's earnings will cease when work ends and a new lifestyle will be made from the ingredients of Social Security, company pensions and personal savings to pick up the slack. Once the transition has been made, time and money will at least be sufficient to do many of the things not possible during one's working years.But times have changed and so has the formula for success in one's later years. Reinspirement is the key.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:54:02 -0500Time Management involves finding creative ways to deal with your time by finding a healthy rhythm and balance in your daily life. That is best accomplished by embracing each day and giving it your best.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:45:12 -0500The US population is shifting like never before, and Baby Boomers are a major reason why. So who are the Baby Boomers, and why should we care?
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:56:38 -0500To many people, retirement is a shock and doesn't seem to be quite what they expected. Not having planned ahead, they don't know what to do with themselves. This doesn't have to be the case.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:00:38 -0500Many boomers consider travel as part of life and not just a luxury. And for this reason, many travel often.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:31:01 -0500When we look around, we can see that many boomers are leading healthy and active lives. They are growing older with a vitality that our parents didn't possess.
Thu, 02 May 2013 11:08:27 -0500Baby Boomers are often known as a generation soon to be retiring. But this is no longer true as this largest of the generations are taking care of themselves, eating better, and living longer.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:58:08 -0500If you find yourself trying to think of one more way you could be greener for Earth Day, consider recycling YOURSELF. Whether you are still working full time or not, the skills, talents, and abilities you have accumulated over a lifetime are worth something. Recycle yourself to provide needed expertise to others.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:35:43 -0500More seniors are now taking to the internet than ever before as new technology makes using devices easier. The internet has made finding information so much easier and as Australia's population ages more companies are finding benefits in providing services to this growing group. ? Australia now has over three million senior citizens and with many now using the internet companies are now proving more services, products and information to this target audience.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:49:27 -0600Time for a Change? Too much clutter? Selling your house? Rightsizing your life? Overwhelmed? Wondering what to do next? Just follow some of our articles and help is on its way.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:41:08 -0600It is hard enough when someone must place a loved one into a long term care setting. Here are some examples of what not to say and how not to be insensitive.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:24:04 -0600As long as I can remember, when I think of rocking chairs, I associate it with sitting on the porch in the rocking chair and watching it rain. The series, The Walton's, so much happened on the porch with Pa, Ma, Grandpa and Grandma. They discussed everything from school problems to growing old, how to raise the kids and what plans were in store for tomorrow.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:19:55 -0600Having to decide whether your senior parents should stay at home or relocate to a retirement home can be challenging for everyone involved; however, knowing the answer to a few questions can make your decision much less complicated. In fact, you may be amazed at how easy it is once you've got your basis covered.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:20:14 -0600News reports recently have mentioned that baby boomers, like me, may have to work into our 80's to stay active. Other reports have mentioned that boomers may work longer to save more for retirement. In any case, those of us born from the early to mid 1960's can not expect to retire for another 20 years or so. Perhaps even 30 years. I'm tired just thinking about it. Maybe I need a mind switch.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:28:03 -0600The North Carolina General Assembly created a Certified Retirement Community Program to be administered by the NC Department of Commerce. This is a community development program for those towns who want to attract retirees to their area as an economic and community development strategy. The program designates a town as having a quality of living that the older community desires. The potential benefits for making a town attractive to retirees is substantial: accumulated wealth brought into the area, developers attracted to build affordable housing and senior facilities, existing retirees remain in the community.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:38:40 -0600As the population ages and more people are living with physical disabilities, housing and community development must be re-examined. Inaccessible homes impede the daily lives of people who are mobility impaired due to illness, accident or age. Visitors to an inaccessible home face the danger of falling on the entry steps, the worry of not fitting into a bathroom and the embarrassment of being carried up stairs. An affordable, sustainable and inclusive design approach for integrating basic accessibility features into all newly built homes is a movement known as Visitabilitiy.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:03:16 -0600Most of us want to live in our homes for as long as we choose. We want to be near family and friends in the communities where our children were raised and our lifelong relationships were made; but we must know how to age in our homes successfully. Universal Design may be our answer.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:20:53 -0600Some retirement communities are planned, others just happen. The latter are sometimes referred to by urban planners as NORCs - "naturally occurring retirement communities." They've emerged as an attractive way for seniors to age successfully in their homes by tapping into community support services and volunteer programs. It is estimated that there are thousands of these naturally occurring retirement communities across the United States and that approximately 27 percent of our senior citizens live in them. So what are NORCs?
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 09:07:04 -060025% of the population of the United States comprises of Baby Boomers or senior citizens who were born between 1946 and 1964. In countries like Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, they were also born during this time as well. Among the things that are popular about them, one thing, particularly well known about them is that they are heavy spenders.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:45:36 -0600Care for your heirlooms. Do you need to heirloom seal them or not? There's no need to take them off of the hangers to discover that they've deteriorated, yellowed, or have been misshapen.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:23:10 -0600We can be confident in claiming that nature and nurture both have an effect on an individual's development in life. From height and weight, to IQ and personality traits, our lives are determined by the influences our biological genetic structure (nature) and the social environmental process that life bestows from childhood (nurture). However, the one question always debated is, to what extent does both nature and nurture have on defining who we become?
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:41:43 -0600As baby boomers become involved in caring for their parents they realize there is more than they realize. This article will help you understand the multi-facets of the needs for your loved ones.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:12:50 -0600We all want our children to grow up to be smart and to this end many of us will go to a lot of effort to try and help develop their reasoning skills and their communication. Some parents even go as far as to play Mozart to their children while they're still in the womb due to the rumours that this can help to improve their IQs. While there is little evidence to support the latter method however, there nevertheless are ways we can help our children to develop the various mental skills they...
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:40:39 -0600Baby boomers can save a lot of money on health insurance, before they get on Medicare. It never hurts to shop around for lower rates, and switching companies can sometimes result in big savings.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:44:56 -0500There are many advantages to fish oil for everyone but especially for Boomers. Read further to find out what those benefits are.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:14:07 -0500Babies are adorable and you simply can't just get enough of them -- or can you? Let's face it, one way or the other, babies are a handful. You will pretty sure agree with that especially if you're a new parent.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:14:46 -0500When Boomers get active, there is less likelihood of them experiencing psychological distress or serious health problems. And it ensures that there is a better chance of them remaining independent.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:44:13 -0500Growing up in the 1960s and Catholic, meant Catholic school. Here is an account of a teacher who made a lasting impression.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:04:33 -0500This article explains the uniqueness of Contigo water bottles. Special emphasis is placed on the things that seniors will appreciate.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:14:25 -0500Lots of older workers have to make a career transition. Even though it may be tougher to change jobs after age 50, lots of people have managed to find a new career that satisfied them while keeping bills paid.
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:18:00 -0500Seniors are major contributors to our society. We need to recognize the "give and take" of all parts of society... everybody benefits from their expertise.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:56:53 -0500A Baby Boomer shares her most fond memories of childhood. How growing up takes an entire family to make the best outcome.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:43:20 -0500A middle-aged woman struggles with her desire to spice up her life, starting with the kitchen. The result is an observation of how important it is to follow your heart and not the opinions of others.
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:09:53 -0500In most cases, babies are not that adaptive and resistant to cold as adults are and you need to be extra careful if you want to keep your baby safe and healthy. The winter might be quite dangerous to your baby's health and some safety precautions must be undertaken. However, don't think that you have to overdress him.
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:49:36 -0500Many Baby Boomers are having to re-think their retirement goals and plans because of some major or minor setbacks. Can you come up with a solid, but quick strategy to re-plan your retirement.
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:53:55 -0500The Sandwich Generation is a growing population of baby boomers who find themselves squeezed between aging parents and children who still need parenting. As we delay parenthood while our own parents live longer than ever before, but we must be prepared for what lies ahead. Here are 4 suggestions for how to cope effectively.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:10:37 -0500A lot of older workers want to retire, but realize they really do not have the income or savings to leave work behind right now. A partial retirement may provide a good solution for some of these older folks.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:10:24 -0500Senior travel allows retirees to have a fresh, brand new outlook on life. Gone are the days of waking up to commute to an office. No longer do they have to clock in to work and take orders from anyone.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:07:17 -0500As we go through each day, we find that we have become increasingly reliant on social media, smart devices and a host of other technical marvels for our interaction and communication. Every aspect of our lives is touched by expectations that we be proficient in the areas of on-line shopping, account management and social connectivity. However, in the midst of this maze of technological magic, we may lose sight of the fact that much of our lives remain framed by important documents.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:58:40 -0500Retirement is a life changing event and it's not just the finances you have to consider. Are you ready emotionally and in practical terms for the next phase of your life? Planning for retirement begins the adjustment process and can help the transition into your new life.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:05:14 -0500As we age it seems like there are more and more medical and health issues that have to be dealt with. They can range from the simple like the fact that you move a little slower these days. You can also face more complex issues like not having the mental facilities to be home alone anymore.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:30:00 -0500? Gardening is one of my all-time favorite activities. I spent this last weekend with my children out in the yard tilling the soil to lay out my seeds, and planting my vegetables for the year. I will wait until the final threat of frost has passed, probably next weekend, before I plant the rest of my flowers.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:03:41 -0500For many people, as they get older, their needs change dramatically. Depending on a person's age, health and mental capacity, there may be many things that a senior just can't keep up with the way they used to, or many things a Boomer doesn't have (can you say "Advanced Directives") and doesn't know they need until it is too late. We believe that one of the best ways to get boomers prepared for their futures, as well as to keep seniors organized in the present, is by equipping them with checklists that cover major areas...
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:59:00 -0500If your or a close family member require care, a geriatric care manager may be a good choice for you. A geriatric care manager is a specialist in health and human services. They are usually trained in such things a nursing, social work, psychology and other specialties with a focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:21:37 -0500Thinking of moving now or in the future, then think about how to go fly a kite and what is required to do that, and apply the same or similar theory to prepping for your move. With the right breeze and all the other material and techniques necessary to kite flying, you and your kite will fly freely with a safe landing. Or if you take a short cut, skimp on materials, make things too heavy, plan time and space poorly, you and your kite will quite likely crash or get hung up on avoidable obstacles.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:47:51 -0500The adult kids are moving back home with their middle aged parents. Sometimes elderly grandparents and great-grandparents are moving in too. Multi-generational housing is becoming much more common today. There is even a new term for it - the boomerang generation! Consider some advantages and disadvantages of living with multiple generations in one house.
Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:39:46 -0500Mister Canney walked across the front of the classroom, down the east side in front of the door, across the rear of the class and then back up the west wall by the windows. He then returned to the front of the classroom and then down the third aisle until he was standing in front of Bob Connerelli's desk. "Mister Connerelli" he said mildly, "Get out." The classroom was absolutely silent...
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:50:59 -0500Not all your emergency contact numbers are on your speed dial. Only frequently dialed numbers are on your speed dial. Your address book is full of contact numbers for friends, family, associates, business contacts, fire, police, ambulance and, so on. But, what if you have to call the company that holds your home owner's policy because a water pipe burst? Do you have to start searching through papers stored in drawers, boxes, files and messy stacks on the top shelf in the closet? Frustrating, yes, but that's not the worst of it. Your house is filling up with water and you don't know where the insurance policy is. There has to be a better way. Fortunately, there is. Personal record keeping software keeps track of emergency contact numbers so you always know where they are and how to find them quickly.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:22:58 -0500When I first set foot on a sailboat I did not realize that a sailboat was actually a floating recreational vehicle...a fully self-contained and self sufficient home that happens to float. The idea of living aboard and retiring to a sailboat was something I had not contemplated. Four years after first stepping foot on a sailboat we were living on one, in the Caribbean, for the best eight years of our life. You can do this too.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:48:17 -0500When you picture your retirement do you picture yourself sitting in a chair, lonely, sick, and staring at the wall with nothing to do? If that is the picture of the retirement you are facing it is probably easy to get up and go to work. You will probably hang on the work life as long as possible. A successful retirement needs to have planning and money. You don't want to get to your retirement day and then say ok now what. You want to be ready to hit the ground running.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:18:46 -0500What if you could tweet your symptoms to a doctor and receive an immediate diagnosis? With the international medical community expanding their innovative use of Web 2.0, this might not be too far off.
Tue, 29 May 2012 14:03:37 -0500We don't have to go far in our search for the fountain of youth. It is within our reach if instead of thinking of ourselves as old, we think of ourselves as forever young by living life accordingly.
Tue, 29 May 2012 12:04:05 -0500"Who are the Next Generation of Volunteers?" looks at the effects of demographic changes in our communities and the organizational culture, values and structure required to grow the next generation of volunteers. These changes are going to impact all organizations - businesses, not-for-profits, government, professional associations, volunteer associations, and service organizations - requiring the leaders of these organizations to 'reimagine' how they will attract and retain the next generation of volunteers.