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Happy Leap Day! Aging with zest is a choice, so on this rare February 29th, let's talk about leaping forward! 86-year-old author Margareta Magnusson shares how in her book on the Swedish art of aging exuberantly. Her wisdom? Embrace the chores and challenges of daily life with gratitude, a concept known as "kärt besvär." This attitude transforms nuisances into joys, reminding us to cherish every moment, even those that test [...]

By |2024-02-29T11:03:41-07:00February 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Baby Boomers Are Choosing to Stay in Their Homes

Baby Boomers like Marta and Octavian Dragos are finding themselves in a common predicament: feeling trapped in large homes once filled with family. As empty nesters over 70, the Dragos represent many in their generation struggling with the decision to downsize. Despite wanting to simplify their lives, financial and logistical hurdles make selling and moving harder so Baby Boomers are choosing to stay in their homes. High capital gains [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:31:55-07:00February 5th, 2024|Aging, Aging in Place, Financial Matters, Retirement|Comments Off on Why Baby Boomers Are Choosing to Stay in Their Homes

One Man’s Story of How His Sister Chose Dignity

In this deeply moving and personal narrative, we are invited to share in the poignant final moments of Julie, as told by her loving brother. On the eve of her passing, we witness an intimate portrait of sibling love and the profound challenges faced during her battle with cancer. This article not only explores the emotional landscape of saying goodbye to a cherished family member but also delves into [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:33:16-07:00January 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on One Man’s Story of How His Sister Chose Dignity

What is the Ideal Retirement Age?

What is the Ideal Retirement Age? As we step into 2024, it's essential to reevaluate our perspectives on retirement, especially considering the increase in average life expectancy. When Social Security was established in 1935, the retirement age was set at 65, a time when fewer people lived long enough to reach it. Today, with life expectancy in the U.S. at 76, the question of the ideal retirement age has [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:34:03-07:00January 2nd, 2024|Aging, independence, Retirement|Comments Off on What is the Ideal Retirement Age?

Embracing Life at Every Age: Insights from a 102-Year-Old Doctor

As we celebrate the holiday season, let's take a moment to reflect on the wisdom of Dr. Gladys McGarey, a remarkable 102-year-old doctor who believes in the power of listening to our bodies. In her enlightening book, "The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age," Dr. McGarey teaches us that our bodies constantly communicate with us through every ache and pain. She [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:34:43-07:00December 22nd, 2023|Aging, Inspiration|Comments Off on Embracing Life at Every Age: Insights from a 102-Year-Old Doctor

Boosting Memory & Preventing Cognitive Decline?

Imagine a simple injection that could enhance memory and safeguard your cognitive health as you age. A recent study suggests that a hormone called klotho, which plays a role in the aging process, might have memory boosting benefits. This discovery could hold the key to preventing cognitive decline in humans. Klotho, a hormone produced by the kidneys, helps with cell replication and development. As we grow older, klotho levels [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:35:41-07:00November 6th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Boosting Memory & Preventing Cognitive Decline?

Heart Health and Brain Health: What Every Woman Should Know

Did you know that taking care of your heart health might also be key to preserving your brain health, especially for women? A recent study shed light on the link between atrial fibrillation (AFib) and cognitive decline. This has important insights for women's health. The study found that women with AFib, a heart condition causing irregular heartbeats, are at a higher risk of cognitive decline compared to men with [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:36:20-07:00October 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heart Health and Brain Health: What Every Woman Should Know

The Joyful Connection: Kids and Seniors, Boosting Mental Health

We all know that spending time with kids can bring smiles and joyful connection, but did you know it could also help improve mental health, especially for those in retirement homes? A recent study from Stellenbosch University in South Africa looked at how interactions between seniors and children could have positive effects on mental well-being. The research found that older adults who regularly interacted with children showed improvements in [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:37:15-07:00October 10th, 2023|Aging, Family, Love|Comments Off on The Joyful Connection: Kids and Seniors, Boosting Mental Health

Journey Through Grief

Grief is a natural part of life, a response to the losses we all face, whether it's losing a loved one, a job, or a relationship. It's important to know that grieving is unique to each person, and there's no right or wrong way to journey through grief. Researchers have identified stages of grief to help us understand the process, but remember, your journey may not follow these stages [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:37:58-07:00September 25th, 2023|Aging, Aging Issues, Death, End of Life, Grieving, Love|Comments Off on Journey Through Grief

Vibrant Retirement: Tips to Keep Your Mind and Body Active

Meet Sheila Callahan, a 63-year-old teacher who's embarking on a new chapter of life - a vibrant retirement. While she's excited, she knows that planning for retirement goes beyond finances. Research shows that memory decline can accelerate after retiring, regardless of financial stability. However, there are ways to keep your cognitive function sharp as you age. Sheila's summers are filled with sailing, gardening, and pickleball. But she's aware that [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:38:47-07:00September 11th, 2023|Aging, Creativity, Inspiration, Retirement|Comments Off on Vibrant Retirement: Tips to Keep Your Mind and Body Active
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