Families Dealing with Dementia Need to Understand the Perils Ahead

If you are part of a family dealing with dementia, you know what a bewildering and painful journey it can often be. Part of the great and unanticipated tragedy of dementia is the emotional and relational damage it can wreak, not just on the one with the illness, but on loved ones as well.  In…

Three Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent Manage Medical Care

The woman sat with her aging mother-in-law across the desk from the oncologist. In front of the two women were 13 prescription bottles lined up in a row. Through tears of frustration the younger woman leaned forward, waved at the row of brown bottles with white prescription labels, and pointed her finger at the oncologist.…

Entrepreneurs Discover a Booming Niche Helping Seniors Relocate

One of the hallmarks of the American entrepreneurial mentality lies in the familiar saying, “Find a need and fill it.” That’s what a growing number of businesses are doing around the nation as legions of aging baby boomers – and their parents – undertake the daunting task of downsizing and moving. This recent article in…

Report: Medicare Costs Can Consume 1/3 of Social Security Income

A new study just released by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College provides some sobering news for many future retirees who will be relying entirely – or mostly – on Social Security for their retirement income.  If you are an average Social Security beneficiary, Medicare premiums for Parts B and D, plus average…

Kiplinger: the Four Keys to a Happy and Prosperous Retirement

Here at AgingOptions we’re always just a little bit skeptical when we see an article with a title like “4 Keys to a Happy and Prosperous Retirement.” Still, this article with that very title just appeared on the authoritative financial website Kiplinger, and as we read it we found ourselves nodding in agreement – even…

Looking for an Alternative Lifestyle in Retirement? Consider Co-Housing

People often say that the baby boomers like to put their generational stamp on things. Well, it appears that now they’re doing to the field of senior housing. The “advance wave” of this huge group of men and women is now a few years into their 70’s, and while a majority still prefers to age…