Common Sense, Cost-Effective Program Helps Low Income Seniors Safely Age in Place

In our technology-driven society, it seems we tend to rely too much on professional health care providers, nursing homes, and digital solutions to solve all of our health care problems – an observation that seems especially true when it comes to senior care. But often the best ideas for healthy aging appear to come, not…

Financial Emergencies Can Play Havoc in Retirement. Are You Prepared with the Right Retirement Plan?

As professionals who help people from all walks of life plan for retirement, Rajiv Nagaich and his team at AgingOptions deal frequently with certain issues that are common to many retirees. One of the worries that comes up most often involves financial emergencies and how to handle them, especially when living on a fixed income.…

Age Discrimination Was Outlawed in 1967, Yet It’s Alive and Well Today, New Research Finds

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967. That landmark piece of legislation made employment discrimination against anyone 40 years old or older illegal. But subsequent court rulings combined with often deceptive employment policies have left a majority of older workers vulnerable to unfair labor practices. Age Discrimination…

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Will Your Nest Egg Last? 40 Percent of Retirees Say They are Spending Money Faster than They Expected

If we’ve said it once here on the AgingOptions blog, we’ve said it a thousand times: having a good retirement plan isn’t the same as having a good financial plan. So as we share this just-published article from the financial website Motley Fool, we feel we should alert you ahead of time that the article,…

There’s Still Time to Get Your Flu Shot – and This Year’s Vaccine Appears to be Right On Target

Flu season is reaching its peak, and if you’re among the many (at least 60 percent of Americans, says the CDC) who put off getting vaccinated, you might think it’s too late. But you’d be wrong – and what’s more, unlike last year, this year’s flu vaccine appears to be right on the money. In…

AARP Report: Older Homeowners Association Members Who Fall Behind on Dues and Fees Face Increasingly Harsh Treatment

As people plan ahead for retirement, they often think about downsizing – and that often means selling the large, old family home and moving into a low-maintenance condo or a planned senior community. Those can be terrific options for seniors looking for the dream of carefree living. But be careful: that type of home typically…

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout: 9 Tips to Help You Care for Yourself, So You Can Better Care for Others

There are few tasks more demanding than caring for a loved one, especially if that loved one has dementia. Because caregiving in these circumstances is so challenging, it’s easy for a caregiver to overlook the need to take care of themselves. But as everyone knows, self-care is vitally important. How can caregivers look out for…

Four Words That Can Lead to Better Brain Health: “Get Up and Move!”

It may not be a fountain of youth, but it’s a simple prescription from which practically anybody can benefit. New research has shown that physical activity helps keep your thinking sharper, even for those with limited mobility and for those already experiencing some cognitive decline. Activity Keeps Your Brain Sharper We read about this reassuring…

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Ready for Medicare, but not for Social Security? Some Important Things You Need to Know

Medicare and Social Security: in the minds of many these twin pillars of retirement seem to go together. Yet in fact, signing up for Medicare and starting Social Security benefits are separate decisions, and if you’re one of the millions who plan to delay beginning Social Security until after age 65, there are some important…