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KNOW YOUR SOURCE WHEN ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

A 2007-2010 study by the CDC found that people age 65 and older took an average of 5+ prescription drugs.  Their research also found that the cost of prescription medications has been rising.  The financial burden can be overwhelming, especially … Continue reading

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THE SECRET TO LONGEVITY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1920 the average life expectancy was 54. Today, it is 78. So, what is the secret? The Longevity Project, a book based on an 8 decade long study at Stanford University, found … Continue reading

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THE CHANGING FACE OF RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Retirement communities have long been Sun Belt developments filled with golf carts and “early-bird” specials. But real estate developers are finding that today’s boomers have different ideas about their retirement homes. “Today, people do not want a geezer ghetto,” said … Continue reading

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LGBT Seniors: Will You Age in Comfort?

I recently came across this great article from Christopher Heritage at Bottomline Magazine addressing the specific concerns for the LGBT Boomer.  It raises some interesting points about the Long-Term Care planning efforts (or lack of) by the LGTB community. As an allied ONE Community … Continue reading

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“Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First – Then Assist the Others”

This common airline safety message is actually a great reminder for those who are providing care for a loved one. To best take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. If you are the adult child of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Walter Mosley

Rarely do you find a writer that can capture the “voice” of someone with dementia. It truly takes someone who has experienced it up close and has the humanity to understand and respect that person’s dignity to capture it on … Continue reading

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Why Long Term Care Planning is Vital for Women

Ladies…..listen up! There is one thing that you may not realize needs to be on your “shopping list”….Long Term Care insurance. The article below really demonstrates how vital this type of protection is for women  – especially single women. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself!

Below is a link to a video clip of a woman who has learned this precious lesson – to laugh at yourself. She also shows us that humor doesn’t diminish with age. Some people like to stereotype the aged as … Continue reading

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“My Mother-in-law is the Devil”

She was challenging even when you were newlyweds and with the grandkids, but since her husband died it has become unbearable. I wish I could tell this story with a lovely southern accent because that is how it was told … Continue reading

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