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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Heart Health and Your Retirement Well Being

Did you know that the risk of heart disease is especially high right after retirement? Discover why and how to protect your health.

June 22, 2022

Advice from Betty White on Not Retiring, Aging Well, and Living a Happy Life

Betty White, the Golden Girl, lived well and vibrantly and offered fans lots of insight into making the most of life at every age.

January 13, 2022

12 Surprising Ways to Save on Retirement Health Care Costs

Out of pocket retirement health care costs can be outrageous. Use these 12 surprising tips for a healthier and wealthier retirement.

November 24, 2021

Pursue Dental Care Before You Retire

There’s one important task that you may be forgetting before you retire: pursuing dental care. Learn why and access a full retirement checklist.

November 3, 2021
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Oldest Olympians at the 2021 Tokyo Games

Think Olympic glory is behind you?  You might be surprised by the ages of the oldest Olympians. There are at least a handful of Olympians in their 50s and 60s competing in Tokyo this year. While historically the oldest Olympic athletes have competed in equestrian, sailing and shooting  competitions, the average ages are younger this…

July 28, 2021

8 Ideas for How to Thrive as You Navigate the Murky Transition to Retirement

Heading into retirement can be a difficult in-between-time. Here are 15 ideas for how to thrive as you navigate the transition.

May 6, 2021

How to Deal with Dementia or Alzheimer’s: 5 Retirement Financial Planning Steps

More than 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s today, and as the baby boomers age, by 2050 that number is projected to triple. Additional research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that last year millions of family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care — care valued at $220.2 billion — to loved ones with…

March 31, 2021

Retired Athletes: 20 Valuable Lessons from their Financial Victories and Agonizing Defeats

Retired athletes too often face financial ruin. According to authoritative reporting by Sports Illustrated, approximately 78 percent of NFL players either go bankrupt or face some serious financial stress within two years of ending their playing careers, while 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retiring from the game. More recent…

March 25, 2021
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Hotels, Cruises and Communes! Unexpected Ways to Afford a Little Help as You Age

Most of us are going to need some extra support as we age. Cooking, cleaning, running errands and more are called “activities of daily living” and it can be nice to get help with these tasks as you age. Is retiring to a Holiday Inn the answer? Living independently can be extremely difficult as we…

March 22, 2021

New Movie Highlights Scam: Explore 9 Tips to Protect Yourself from Predatory Guardianship

“I Care a Lot” is a new, well-rated movie on Netflix. It is creepy but entertaining, and it also highlights the need for seniors to be aware of potential financial scams — in this case, scams of abusive guardianship. The film, part comedy, part horrifying thriller, follows what happens when a long-term con artist targets…

February 25, 2021

Rethinking Where and What You Want to Call Home for Retirement

Authors Amanda Lambert, a geriatric care manager and consultant, and Leslie Eckford, a licensed clinical social worker and RN with a focus in mental and geriatric health, have published Choose Your Place, Rethinking Home as You Age. The book is great for anyone who is thinking about retirement and is willing to consider where they…

February 1, 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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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
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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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