What Truly Matters: Passing Along Your Beliefs, Values and Wisdom to Those You Love

“Does your estate plan have a gaping hole? Forget your wealth and possessions: Your beliefs, values and wisdom could be the most treasured assets you pass down to the ones you love.” That’s the challenging premise behind this article that was published recently on the Kiplinger financial website. Written by legacy planner Laura Roser, the…

To Enhance Your Retirement Security, Go on a Financial Diet

Developing healthy eating habits means you’ll lose weight, feel better and (generally speaking) live longer. If you adopt better exercise habits, you’ll improve your energy level as you age and hopefully minimize the adverse effects of growing older – at least for a while. Most of us know the benefits of diet and exercise. But…

Cities Pledge to Help Seniors, Especially Millions of “Elder Orphans”

Are you an elder orphan? If you are, you’re not alone. A recent article that appeared here on the aging-related website NextAvenue describes how all the normal changes that come with aging, physically, mentally and socially, are harder for a senior to bear if he or she is among the 29 percent of non-institutionalized seniors…

Nursing Home Rating System Plagued with Inaccuracies, Says Report

Since 2008, consumers searching for the best quality nursing care facilities have relied on a 5-star rating system on the “Nursing Home Compare” website maintained by the U.S. Government (that website is located here – it allows you to search and review nursing care facilities by zip code or locale). The site includes a rating…

MarketWatch: Home Equity Can’t Be Ignored in Retirement Planning

“With 77 percent of a retiree’s net worth locked in home equity it’s astonishing why so many financial planners ignore home equity when creating retirement plans.” So states this recent article we just discovered on the financial website MarketWatch.  Written by Denver-based reverse mortgage planner Peter Rueth, the article makes a compelling case that a…

New Study Tells Seniors: "Get Out and Get Moving" to Stay Healthier

An interesting article we just encountered on the website of the authoritative publication Consumer Reports is a great read for seniors and for those who love them, because it reveals something most of us should find reassuring. When it comes to living longer and staying healthier, five simple words can make all the difference: “Get…

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…