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How do I help my father accept help?

My father lives alone and is losing mobility quickly. He wants to remain in his home and living independently. Unfortunately, he is very resistant to assistance from anyone. He doesn't want a housekeeper or someone to assist with errands. I work more than full-time as do my siblings and... more


Want to enjoy old age? This 90-year-old has one simple trick, and science backs her up

As Bette Davis famously quipped, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” My mother knows this all too well. In a couple of months, she’ll turn 90 — making her part of one of the fastest-growing demographics in America. She lives independently in a retirement community and keeps busy going to cultural events and seeing... more


“Take Me Out and Shoot Me”—Protecting Your Family with Advance Planning

One of my clients, who I will call Marilyn, was not unusual in her fear that she might become disabled one day. Her attitude, which she expressed to her three children, was that if she ever needed nursing home care her family should “take me out to the backyard and... more


The pros and cons of continuing care retirement communities

There are many factors to consider when planning where you want to spend your golden years. For many seniors, aging in place is the most practical and appealing option. But for those who want to retire somewhere that offers plenty of amenities, continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, are quickly... more


Seniors and Kids Thrive When Day Care and Nursing Home Combine

This day care inside a nursing home has a wait list of 400 people.  A care facility in Seattle, Washington is helping the youngest and oldest humans receive the special attention both groups need. By running a day care in its senior living facility, Providence Mount St. Vincent is... more


The cost of continuing care retirement communities: Can you afford it?

A CCRC can provide its residents with varied levels of care, from independent living to assisted living and nursing home care. There are pros and cons to joining a CCRC, and one major deciding factor is the financial investment. Seniors considering a CCRC should be aware of the costs and... more


These Seniors Knit Cozy Sweaters for Chilly Chickens in the Winter

Some of the chickens are from warmer climates and can't handle cold weather.  Thanks to a group of seniors in suburban Boston, some nearby chickens are staying warm and cozy during the colder months.  "I don't think in my wildest dreams I ever thought anybody made... more


Pack Your Bags: Jimmy Buffett-Inspired Margaritaville Retirement Community Is Happening

Homes will be in Daytona Beach, Florida and start at $200,000.  If you love flip flips, shrimp, and sponge cake year-round we've got great news. Finally, you can make all of your Margaritaville dreams come true because a Jimmy Buffett-inspired retirement community is being built in Florida right... more