5 critical health questions to ask parents


Having “the talk” with your parents about retirement and aging usually finds people primarily focusing on the financial aspects such as wills, estates, and financial considerations for care in one’s later years. If you’ve gotten through that part of “the talk” congratulations! However, “the talk” has a number of parts to it and what is [Read More…]

Visit your parents or risk being sued


It couldn’t happen here! That’s the comment we often hear when a new edict gets handed down from a country such as China. We often scoff at China and similar countries whose government control and draconian measures often reveal their inability to allow freedom and justice to prevail in creating a better society for its [Read More…]

How to choose a retirement community

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Planning ahead for the later stages of retirement can help retirees and their loved ones avoid difficult, and often costly, situations in the future. The process for researching retirement living and care alternatives is not a simple one and often creates more questions than answers. The decision of where to live in retirement can often [Read More…]

Locating near family not always the best move

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The value of having and maintaining a strong social structure is critical to the happiness and longevity of those in retirement. A strong social structure is built upon the foundation of friends and family members who help to support, nurture, entertain and bring joy into the lives of those enjoying their “golden years.” Many of [Read More…]

Six vital questions to ask your parents

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The holidays are coming to an end. A new year beckons. Resolutions will be made and broken. What does the new year hold for you? What does it hold for your family? If you’re a retiree or someone planning on retirement, the questions and concerns that you have about this upcoming year will be many. [Read More…]

Online Dating – Second Time Can Be The Charm!

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In the book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement, we explore the topic of being Senior and Single.  The reality for the single senior is much brighter these days than they were just a few years ago.  One of the main reasons is the range of “choices” out there.  No longer [Read More…]

Is Sex Better After 50?

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Yes, there’s a video with this.   But don’t get too excited!  It was on regular TV and features Joy Behar, Rita Wilson (Tom Hank’s wife) – and Arianna Huffington.  Provides some good chuckles and information and tackles a subject that I believe is often overlooked.  Oh and by the way, my answer is yes [Read More…]

A Way to Connect with Your Kids

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As those who know me are aware, I love my kids more than anything.  When they’re children they hang on your every word and action.  As they grow up, they become more distant and laugh less at your jokes.  But, hey that’s how it’s supposed to be!  They’re supposed to grow up and become their [Read More…]

99 Year Old Marries for the First Time

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My thanks to SeniorsforLiving.com for this wonderful story : “Gilbert Herrick, a 99 year old war veteran, married 86-year-old Virginia Hartman in Rochester, NY in June, 2011. She was a widow, and he had never been married. The two met in their nursing home when Herrick admired some hand-painted china on display and wanted to [Read More…]

Dating Senior Men

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I will admit that one of my guilty pleasures on the internet is a site called DatingSeniorMen.com.  That’s not because I’m interested in doing that (but for those who are, there are some interesting tips), but because it continues to reinforce the reality that even seniors experience sexuality as much as, if not more, than [Read More…]