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Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Help for Solo Agers

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Tips for childless boomers from the author of a new book By Sara Zeff Geber Author and founder of LifeEncor For boomers without children (Solo Agers), an important question to answer is: What happens when I am no longer physically or mentally able to make decisions for myself? Many decisions have to be made to create documents […]

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The Nutrient Women Need to Avoid a Stroke

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This mineral can significantly help maintain health — especially for women By Beth Howard From Grandparents.com May 15, 2018 Quick: Which foods are rich in potassium? If you’re drawing a blank, and particularly if you’re a woman, you could be missing out on important protection from stroke. That’s especially true for ischemic stroke — the type caused by a […]

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How to Talk About Moving to a Retirement Home: ‘It’s a Journey’

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Having a conversation about moving — whether it’s with a relative, even a spouse — brings up lots of anxiety. Here’s how to go about it. By Peter Finch and featured in The NY Times. April 27, 2018 Dawn and John Strumsky agree about most things, a tendency that has served them well in 45 years […]

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Improve Your Eye Health by Simply Getting Outside

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Research shows outdoor activities are good for your eyes By VSP Vision Care March 26, 2018 We all know exercise is good for our bodies and minds, but did you know simply getting outside exercises your eyes and improves your overall eye health, too? That’s right. Studies suggest increased use of computers and other screens limit […]

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How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely

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Older adults are at particular risk of the health effects of isolation By Melanie Haiken, for Next Avenue Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s not the easiest subject to bring up, […]

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How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

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It’s not the cards you’re dealt, but how you play them By Claire Zulkey January 22, 2018 After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life. Psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo cites two reasons why. First, the right attitude […]

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4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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Use these ‘light’ tips to brighten your days. By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue When the sun wakes up late and slips away before the workday ends, when many a day is dark and gray, when it’s Groundhog Day and even an early spring seems far away, many large, hairy mammals — Punxsutawney Phil, included — choose to […]

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The Best Diet You’ve Never Heard Of

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9 eating and drinking habits you should try to practice every day By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue When most of us hear “diet,” we think of a four-letter word meaning something we must suffer through — a short-term means to a desired outcome. We imagine our future selves leaner, sexier, happier. And so we grin and bear […]

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