Aging Well

Find tips for staying mentally, physically and emotionally healthy and happy as you age.

Life and life after retirement is better when you feel great. And while aging isn’t anyone’s favorite thing in the world, it is getting better all the time. Many are living younger, longer, and better lives than ever before.

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3 Okinawan Secrets to a Long Life: 1) Ikigai 2) Moai 3) Hara Hachi Bu — Huh?

Some might believe that the hokey pokey really is what it is all about. Yoga and mindfulness mavens chant “om” as a long and happy life mantra. Others sing super cali fragilistic expealidocious and, “if said loud enough,” will at least sound precocious. However, the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have other words…

January 27, 2021

Long Term Care: Avoid the Pike Syndrome, Look the Problem in the Face and Make a Plan

No one wants to think about needing long term care. And, figuring out how you are going to pay for it (if you are among the potentially 70% who will require it) isn’t fun.  Of course you hope you’ll be in the 30%! Darol Tuttle is an accomplished attorney with over 23 years experience in…

January 12, 2021
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Climate Change and Your Retirement

When planning retirement, you need to somehow prepare for many different kinds of unpredictable possibilities — inflation rates, stock market fluctuations and the prospect of a long-term care need for example. Any of these could have a dramatic impact on your finances. However, have you considered how the possibility of climate change might impact your…

December 2, 2020
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How to Retire Abroad: 12 Tips for Retirement Overseas

Are you wondering how to to retire overseas? If so, you’re in good company! Retiring Overseas Has Almost Doubled in Popularity Retiring abroad has become increasingly popular.  According to the Social Security Administration, the number of retirees who draw Social Security outside the U.S. jumped 40%, to more than 413,000 between 2007 to 2017. And,…

September 28, 2020
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Growing Old is Optional! 14 Stories of Amazing Accomplishments by People Older than You

Age is just a number.  In fact, even the word “old” means less and less these days as many of us stay healthy and active well past the traditional retirement age of 65.  Is 80 the new 40?  Or, is 100 a better benchmark age for enjoying life and achieving interesting things? Preparing for retirement…

September 24, 2020

Retire AFTER 65: It’s One of the Secrets to a Long Happy Life!

A study from a team of researchers at Oregon State University shows that the longer you wait to retire, the longer you will likely live. So if you are planning to put off retirement until after 65, get your retirement plan ready — you’ll want to make sure you have planned to afford the extra…

September 18, 2020
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What You Might Have in Common with Retiring Olympic Athletes

A new documentary, The Weight of Gold, explores the many mental health challenges that retired Olympic athletes face. You might be surprised to learn that those challenges are similar to what happens at retirement to many people in far more mundane jobs.  Retired Olympic athletes – and anyone who has retired from a job where…

August 19, 2020
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Books About Retirement and Aging

Personal finance, investments and much more. Find fiction and many books on achieving a meaningful, happy, healthy and successful retirement.

August 15, 2020
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20 Best New Retirement Books for Summer Reading 2020

The summer of 2020 hasn’t felt much like a summer since we’ve been working from home and not traveling since March. Whether you’re going on an all-American road trip in August, making s’mores in the backyard, or even if your vacation plans have been put on hold till 2021, these new and newly updated retirement…

August 6, 2020
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Life Expectancy by County: WHERE You Live May Suggest HOW LONG You Live

Life expectancy has mostly been rising in the United States — overall. However, recent research has found that there are significant differences in life expectancy by county. In fact, in many counties, the average life expectancy is 20 years — TWENTY years — shorter than in other areas.The good news is that some areas of…

July 7, 2020
Super agers

Secrets of Super Agers and Their Healthy Brains

Not all of us age at the same rate. Some people are stronger than others that are the same age.  And some people have brains that function much better than others at the same age. Individuals who are over 80, but have the cognitive functioning of someone much younger than them–perhaps 50 or 60 years…

July 3, 2020
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Keeping Up with Technology Can Keep the Mind Young: Amie Clark of TheSeniorList.com

The world of technology is constantly changing. Each year, phones, televisions, and computers grow smarter. Social media sites and web application developers give us something new to figure out. At a certain point, it can be easier to give up on new trends and resign yourself to what you already know. But could that actually…

July 3, 2020
Retirement

Are You Prepared to Live to 86 Years Old? Or Longer?

Chances are you’ll live longer than your parents, and much longer than your parents’ parents lived. While that sounds like a gift at face value, a longer life expectancy brings with it some special concerns, too. According to the Society of Actuaries, an actuary professional organization in Illinois, one of out three males and one…

July 3, 2020

Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement

For many of today’s retirees, health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement. You might say that they value good health over financial security. This sentiment also rings true for baby boomers–Americans born between 1946 and 1964–who are either recently retired or are preparing for retirement. Baby boomers are taking charge of their…

July 2, 2020
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3 Biggest Retirement Fears and How to Beat Them

Spiders. Snakes. The dark. Clowns. It’s likely that you have at least one of these fears. However, if you are near retirement age, then what scares you most is perhaps more menacing and real than any of those things. Transamerica recently published a new survey that lists the greatest retirement fears. Wouldn’t it be nice…

June 29, 2020
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What Is Your Medicaid Eligibility?

As we plan our retirement, most of us are concerned about whether or not we will be able to fund out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Medicaid is one option for people who have very little income and assets. Millions of low-income Americans have access to health or nursing coverage through Medicaid, including elderly adults. But some retirees…

June 29, 2020
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Loneliness Is as Dangerous as Smoking and Stress

Research shows that feeling lonely is a big risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries, and stroke.  In fact, the dangers of loneliness are on par with obesity, light smoking, and anxiety.  A study published in the British medical research journal BMJ found that feeling lonely, or being socially isolated, increases your risk by 29%…

June 26, 2020

65 Funny Quotes About Getting Older and Quotes About Aging

These funny quotes about getting older and quotes about aging should serve as inspiration for enjoying this remarkable time of life. Funny Quotes About Getting Older “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” Kitty O’Neill Collins “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things…

June 18, 2020
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The American Heart Association Recommends 10,000 Steps a Day or About Five Miles of Walking

Walking is relatively easy and it is key to your good health.  The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day (about five miles of walking). Does that sound like a lot?  It might actually not be necessary to walk that far. The American Heart Association Recommendations Heart health is important. The American Heart Association…

June 16, 2020
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Live Each Day: 4 Tips From the Science of Happiness

Jim McCarthy is a successful Silicon Valley executive who worked for Yahoo! as employee number 258 and grew up with the industry. In 2013 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He decided right then to live each day with purpose. In the process, he wrote a best-selling book with lessons for people in all stages…

June 11, 2020
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Retirement in the Time of Coronavirus: 18 Tips for How to Plan Your Future Amid this Health Crisis

Here are 18 tips for planning your retirement future amid this health crisis. From evaluating your finances to staying sane and healthy, this is the guide.

April 2, 2020

Podcast: Doc G — Financial Independence’s Impact on Health

Episode 37 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Doc G — a financially independent physician, podcaster and author — around the topics of financial independence, the transition to retirement, purpose and health. Listen Now: Don’t miss out on future episodes: subscribe on iTunes subscribe on Stitcher And, join our private Facebook Group to…

March 31, 2020
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Retirement Stories: Cancer’s Demise? How Meaning Can Be Found in Odd Places

What you do in retirement can sometimes be surprising. What follows are some important, wild or wacky recent retirement stories meant to inform and inspire you. Purpose Can Be Found in Odd (Though Heartwarming) Endeavors In 2016, at over the age of 100, Alfred Date was Australia’s oldest living man. He found his purpose in…

January 8, 2020
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Retirement Stories: The Latest, Wild, Wacky, Profound and Heartwarming News About Retirement and Aging

We are starting a running list of retirement related stories from around the internet: the latest, wild, wacky, profound, exciting or heartwarming news about retirement and aging. Do you have a retirement story you think belongs here? Email us! Aging is… Optional? David Sinclair is a Harvard professor who made Time Magazine’s list of of…

November 20, 2019

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