Suddenly Solo: A Guide for Men Dealing with Loss in Later Life

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“What do I do about dinner?”
“Where is the checkbook?”
“Do I want another relationship with a woman?”

These are a few of the simple and not-so-simple ...

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Entering the Boomer Years? Bring a Friend

Girlfriends are good for you, especially in the “second half of life.” That’s the premise of a fun, fresh ebook from Suzanne Braun Levine, who we’ve interviewed on the blog before. Titled You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A post-fifty ...

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How to Show a Senior Love on Valentine’s Day

Know a senior who needs to feel loved today? We all do. Even if they are strangers we encounter while we’re out and about today, or family and friends residing in assisted living, in our neighborhood, or in our ...

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Having a Happy Holiday with the Seniors You Love

This may be the first year your mom, grandfather, spouse, or other beloved senior relative is in assisted living rather than your home -- or theirs -- for the holidays. Maybe you have home care or hospice services coming in ...

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5 Reasons Foster Grandparents Are Awesome

I was thrilled to stumble upon this lovely photo essay, Foster grandparent known for hugs and nurturing. The images of foster grandmother Ruthie Cruz, age 82, with toddler Will Hardin melted my heart, but as I read more about Cruz and ...

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Romance and Relationships Blooming in Assisted Living

We write often about the difficult transition that a move to assisted living can be. But there are many success stories, and many instances where new friendships and romances flourish. Classmates are reunited after decades, and single elders find love (...

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New Ways to Show Love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and I imagine that boyfriends, partners and husbands everywhere are anxiously awaiting the end of those pesky jewelry and floral delivery ads bombarding them at every turn.

Commercialism aside, there is nothing wrong with ...

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Why Boomer Marshall Ulrich Just Keeps Running

This summer, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing ultra marathoner/extreme athlete Marshall Ulrich. Many thanks to Mr. Ulrich for taking time out of what readers will soon learn to be a very, very busy (but thrilling) schedule.  I’...

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Wedded Bliss at Age 80, 90 and 100: A Round-up of Golden Romances

Mahatma  Gandhi said “where there is love there is life” and no doubt these three couples would agree.

Forrest Lunsway, age 100, and Rose Pollard, 93, tied the knot this March after dating for 28 years. The California couple put in an application ...

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New Study on Stuff and Love Teaches an Important Lesson

How much do you love your stuff? Do you have panic attacks when treasured items go missing? Feel uneasy when corners aren’t cluttered enough? Get angry if your spouse/partner moves your things without asking?

Ok, I admit that there are a few items that I would be devastated to lose – like my wedding ring, laptop (a writer’s entire life!) or photos of my family. But you know ...

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