Way Behind on Retirement Savings? It Won’t be Easy but You Can Still Recover – Here’s How

We recently ran across this article published a few months back on the CNN Money website. Written by retirement expert and well-known money writer Walter Updegrave, the article tackles a question we hear often at our AgingOptions LifePlanning Seminars and on our radio program: What do I do if I’m in my 50s or 60s…

Special Report: Thousands of Nursing Home Residents Die from Preventable Infection Linked to Staffing Shortage

A damning article on the website of Kaiser Health News, just published a few days ago, reports that thousands of senior nursing home residents are dying each year due to a type of infection that is almost always preventable. Analysts suggest that chronic short-staffing in many of the nation’s nursing homes is largely to blame.…

Seniors Deserve Some Straight Talk, and Some Financial Help, when it Comes to Soaring Rx Costs

“It seems that everyone’s talking about the high costs of drugs—to friends, with family, on social media—but where those conversations are not happening often enough is at the doctor’s office.” So began this important article that appeared in the pages of Consumer Reports. Although the article was written some time back, it reflects a situation…

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Don’t be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

With millions of people relying on Social Security or Medicare, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible.   The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or…

Breaking News: President Trump Unveils Executive Order to Enhance Retirement Security. Will it Affect You?

Just last week, according to this article on the NextAvenue website, President Donald Trump unveiled a plan the administration claims will allow more Americans to retire securely.  Released by executive order, the new proposal does two things that may affect the retirement future for millions of Americans, including you. Significant Changes “President Trump last week…

Déjà Vu: Battle over Care of Ailing Comedian Tim Conway Seems Sadly Familiar

He was one of the funniest men on television in his heyday, and his deadpan humor was a staple on the top-rated Carol Burnett Show which premiered on network television in 1967 and ran for 11 seasons. But today, Tim Conway is a sad shell of what he once was. Suffering from dementia, the one-time…

Senior housing will be a problem in the future.

Can Your House Accommodate You as You Age in Place? This Washington Post Article Shows You How

It has been quite a while since we’ve written on the AgingOptions blog about some of the specific ways people are modifying their houses to make it possible to age in place. For that reason, and because this is a topic we get questions about frequently, we were immediately interested in this timely article from…