The Holiday Season is Upon Us – So Don’t Let Hype and Holiday Stress Rob You of Enjoyment

With Thanksgiving just past, the 2018 holiday season is definitely in full swing. If you ask just about anyone you know how they feel about this time of year, you’re bound to get an earful – from the office “Christmas elf” who starts listening to carols in July to the neighborhood Grinch who can’t wait…

Ride-Share Services Like Lyft and Über Could Help Alleviate Transportation Issues for Many Seniors

It’s interesting to find helpful, aging-related articles in unlikely places. At least, that’s how we reacted when we ran across this article that appeared a year or so ago on the political website Politico. As part of a special report called Aging in America, Politico published an insightful analysis on one possible solution to a…

Retiring Abroad, then Moving Back Home: Some Important Advice for “Boomerang Retirees”

Here at AgingOptions we’re always on the lookout for articles that describe a retirement problem that’s a bit out of the ordinary. For that reason we were intrigued to discover this new article on the Money magazine website that asked a question to which we hadn’t given much thought: what happens to Americans who decide…

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Don’t Allow FOMO to Rob You of Your Joy in Retirement!

Earlier in 2018 we ran an article on the AgingOptions blog warning our readers to beware of Facebook – it might be ruining their retirement. (You can find the article here.)  Now just this week we’ve run across a similar article on the popular financial website MarketWatch. This piece isn’t warning retirees specifically about Facebook,…

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Introverted Seniors Often Feel Out of Place in Activity-Oriented Retirement Homes

The ads on television, the slick brochures and the finely-targeted websites for today’s retirement homes typically portray the same type of image: groups of seniors happily doing things together. They take bike trips together, they do wine tasting together, they go antiquing together. If all that advertising were to be believed, retirement living today is…

Troubling Study Reveals Seniors are at High Risk of Opioid Addiction

The story has been all over the news in recent months, with headline after headline declaring that America is in the midst of a severe epidemic of addiction to painkillers. “From wonder drug to abuse epidemic,” says CNN. “The worst drug crisis in American history,” says PBS’s Frontline. According to the U.S. Department of Health…

Falls by Seniors Take a Devastating Financial, Physical, Emotional Toll

According to this eye-opening article that we recently discovered on the website called HealthDay, there’s a new study out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that should grab the attention of every senior and every caregiver. The CDC has just examined recent statistics on the number of seniors who suffer from falls…