Boomers and Seniors Waiting Longer for Grandparenthood

Many women these days are postponing becoming mothers well into their thirties. Some are focusing on career, others have concerns about starting a family in a shaky economy. The result? A generation of older parents and, subsequently, older grandparents.
 
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How to Thank a Caregiver

This Thanksgiving, we should all give thanks for the people who do an often thankless job: caregivers.

We all know a caregiver. As former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said, we’ve all been touched by caregiving: either we have served (...

 
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Simple Ways to Enjoy Life in Assisted Living

Assisted living is not always the first choice for some seniors, so you may have to encourage an older parent, friend or relative to embrace their new living situation.

Here are a few ways to change their perspective and help ...

 
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How to Talk to a Sick or Grieving Friend

Even the most vocal and socially adept people land in situations where they’re not sure what to say. This is particularly true when confronted with a friend’s illness or grief. Naturally, we want to be kind and helpful, ...

 
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Treat the Whole Person Not the Condition

Not long ago, I ran into an older couple who looked very familiar. After searching my memory bank, I remembered – he was a distinguished professor at the small, prestigious college in the village where I grew up. His wife didn’...

 
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Americans Have No Desire to Live to Age 120

My paternal grandmother fit the stereotypical “grandma” mold. She was plump, always wore shirt-waist dresses with lace-up sensible shoes and her hair back in a tight bun. But her sweet look belied a wicked sense of humor. When she was ...

 
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Acceptance Influences Happiness in Later Life

Most people are aware of The Serenity Prayer, which is one of the guiding principles of Alcoholic Anonymous. Even if you aren’t an AA participant, the basic tenets of the prayer are helpful for navigating life. Attributed to Reinhold ...

 
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Is it Too Late to Find a New Best Friend at Your Age?

Most of us have close friends we count on to enrich our lives, support us when we need it, and put up with us when we’re being our most unlikeable. But friendships evolve and are often life-stage specific, like ...

 
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Create a Memory Garden to Honor Lost Loved One

Grief after losing a loved one is a very complicated process that each individual experiences in a unique way. Some people prefer to talk it out with friends, family members, or counselor. But not everyone wants to share their private ...

 
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“A Day in a Life”: A Movie for Seniors

“If you were given another chance, what would you do?” That’s the question filmmaker Jean Mercier asks us in his senior-friendly film, "A Day in a Life."
 
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