Approaching Your Aging Parents 101

What can you give an aging parent who has everything this Holiday Season? Try the “gift of paying attention”. At no cost to you, this simple and invaluable gift can bring much peace and joy to entire families. As your parents age it is inevitable that we’ll see changes in their health, their ability to…

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Alternatives to AARP

This past Saturday on the AgingOptions Radio Show a listener by the name of Tricia called in to inquire as to whether there might be some good alernatives to the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)… similar organizations that could offer the same benefits associated with AARP’s vast membership “clout” in  procuring savings on things…

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Social Security's Benefits for Spouses

Social Security doesn’t just pay retirement benefits to retired workers; in some circumstances, it also provides benefits to a worker’s spouse or ex-spouse and to a deceased worker’s surviving spouse. Here are the ins and outs of spouse and survivor benefits. Spousal Benefits Spouses are entitled to benefits if the marriage lasted at least 10…

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