Caring for Elders While Holding a Job: the Prescription for Stress

Some months ago we read a report on the blog of the AARP that revealed a problem too often overlooked, but one that will sound familiar to a significant number of Americans. The problem is the growing number of people, estimated at nearly 24 million workers, who are holding down paying jobs while at the…

Bloomberg: Future of Retirement is Bright, Despite Negative Press

No doubt you’ve read articles in recent years lamenting the demise of the traditional pension system and claiming that the economic outlook for today’s retirees is grim. But at least one expert says, “Not so fast!” The future of retirement, he writes in this Bloomberg article, is actually brighter than ever. We thought we would…

Peak, Trough, Rebound: the Best Time of Day to Get Things Done

Is there anyone out there who wants to be happier, healthier and more productive in the New Year? We suspect the unanimous response is, “Of course.” Well, apparently the secret is all in the timing – or at least that’s the conclusion from this fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal.   Written by author and…

What’s the Happiest Stage of Life? The Answer Will Surprise You

Here at AgingOptions we’re not only committed to helping people plan for retirement, but we’re also determined to help change some of the negative perceptions many people cling to about getting older. Now we’ve run across three related articles that shed new light on aging by describing the time in life when we tend to…

These Five Social Security Misconceptions Could Cost You Plenty

Here at AgingOptions we work every day with clients who are in varying stages of retirement (or “pre-retirement”). We teach seminars about retirement planning and we stay up to date about programs, policies and trends that affect aging Americans. As a result, at times it’s easy for us to assume that everyone has a good…

Bullying in Assisted Living: How to Deal with a Growing Epidemic

Imagine this scenario. After years of watching your aging parent grow increasingly frail, you and your family, with your loved one’s assent, decide it’s time to move to assisted living. You search out facilities in your community and find the one that seems ideal. Your parent moves in, but instead of thriving he or she…