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The Concerns of Solo Aging

— Aging alone is a reality for a significant portion of the older population, with unique benefits and challenges that can impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. While living alone offers independence and the freedom to pursue one’s own lifestyle, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and increased vulnerability to health issues.... Read More

The People in Your Aging Neighborhood

— As we journey through the various stages of life, our needs, concerns, and health considerations evolve. Aging can bring about unique challenges and require specialized care and support. However, most don’t know about these professionals until we need to interact with them. In the spirit of Sesame Street’s “The People in Your Neighborhood” segment, we... Read More

How Stepfamilies Can Navigate Eldercare Issues

— We all know The Brady Bunch, that perfectly blended family with six children (three girls, three boys), two parents, and a housekeeper. Did you ever wonder what happened when the kids grew up, the housekeeper left, and Mike and Carol Brady started needing eldercare? Caring for aging parents comes with many challenges for any family;... Read More

How Aging Life Care Managers Help Older Adults

— Shirley is a 76-year-old woman who has lived an independent and active life. She raised two children on her own after her husband passed away when they were young, and she has always taken pride in her ability to manage her own affairs. However, as Shirley has aged, she has noticed that some of the... Read More

Living with Older Loved Ones

— We’ve all heard of the “empty-nest syndrome,” when parents experience sadness and loneliness after their children move out. Did you know there is an opposite experience as well? “Full-nest syndrome” occurs when multiple generations of a family live under the same roof. With 42 million people providing care for someone over 50 in America, many... Read More

Alone But Not Lonely: Tips for Solo Aging

— There’s a famous song where the singer wails “All by myself…don’t wanna be…all by myself.” But being alone can bring benefits, like building empathy, productivity, creativity, and mental strength. Today, more than one in four adults over age 60 lives alone in the United States; senior women are more likely than senior men to live... Read More

Does Your Loved One Need Help?

— It’s February, it’s time for a collective sigh of relief: the holidays are over! But if you’re still worrying about an older loved one, it may be time to start thinking about getting them extra support. There are many different types of elder care to assist people as they age, providing a wide range of... Read More