The level of care required plays a key factor while calculating monthly expenses for assisted living. Don’t be fooled. For the most part, assisted living facilities calculate monthly charges outside room and board based on the level of care required. Assistance with bathing, dressing, transferring, medication and other assistance with daily living can increase [...]
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Estimates are that hundreds of thousands— even millions—of people over 50 will be relocating across town, to a new state or a new region of the country in retirement in coming years. Experts say that “retirement” no longer means sipping a relaxing [...]
I have not yet reached those talked about “golden years:” but already that term distresses me at age fifty-three. Each time my birthday approaches, my husband will jokingly say how I’ll soon be sitting in my rocking chair(along with him of course) telling stories to our grandchildren like our parents did and I bite my [...]
by Renee Fisher, Joyce Kramer and Jean Peelen
We three women over fifty decided some years ago to change the conversation about aging and dispel myths about women over fifty. These myths may have had validity when none of us humans lived much past age fifty or sixty. Remember our grandmothers? They looked old at [...]
Gail and her husband, Tom, both 55, had been looking forward to their golden years since their last child left the house a decade ago. Recently, however, Gail admitted that their dreams of travel and leisure might not happen. Much of her time was spent attending to the needs of family members, all of which [...]
Are you set for life after 55? We all want to think so. After all, we work hard in our careers to ensure smooth sailing after retirement. Places to go, grandchildren to see….
Jan Warner and Jan Collins, authors of Next Steps: A Practical Guide to Planning for the Best Half of Your Life, caution [...]
Not long ago, I was contacted by a young woman (OK, she was 47, but that’s young to me!) who was terrified that her 93-year-old aunt was going to set her own house on fire. This aunt had lived alone for 15 years since her husband passed away, and she was still mentally sharp. Her [...]