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How Boomers Can Best Network With Millennials and Gen X’ers
By Phyllis Weiss Haserot
How Boomers Can Best Network With Millennials and Gen X’ers
Some boomers find it a challenge to network with Millennials and Gen X’ers at networking events or within their own organization. Even boomers who appreciate the value of networking and enjoy it may feel they have little in common to talk about, stymied by the lingo of younger people who they believe aren’t interested in…
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How to Be Present With Someone Who Is Sick or Dying
By Phil Rice
How to Be Present With Someone Who Is Sick or Dying
A few months ago, a friend of mine had arranged for his mother to be moved into a memory unit of an assisted living facility. Having been through a similar experience with my mother, I offered words of encouragement and asked for the address of the facility so I could stop by for a visit.…
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Do Your Expectations About Long-Term Care Match Reality?
By Denise Logeland
Do Your Expectations About Long-Term Care Match Reality?
Myths persist about how people will get long-term care and pay for it as they get older, according to a new poll. Specifically, an annual poll completed this spring by the Associated Press (AP) and the independent NORC research center shows that many of us need help connecting the dots when it comes to long-term…
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The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into
By Larry Jacobson
The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into
As a retirement planning coach, I often find new retirees making a common error: they mistake the joy of being retired with being fulfilled in retirement. After the euphoria of, “Yay! I don’t have to go to work today!” wears off, recent retirees often feel an overall sense of loss. Specifically, common feelings are: A…
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Turning Memories Into Poetry in Dementia Care
By Molly Middleton Meyer
Turning Memories Into Poetry in Dementia Care
When I’m asked the proverbial question, “What do you do for a living?” my response is always met with an awkward silence and then the inevitable, “Oh.” Writing poetry with people who are living with dementia is an unusual occupation. I understand the confusion. To suggest I make…
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Fix Bad Workout Habits to Lessen Chronic Pain
By Rashelle Brown
Fix Bad Workout Habits to Lessen Chronic Pain
Do you take care of your body by eating right, getting enough rest and exercising regularly, yet still wake up day after day with nagging aches and pains and find you just can’t move as well as you’d like? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National…
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The Pros and Cons of Living With Friends in Older Age
By Denise Logeland
The Pros and Cons of Living With Friends in Older Age
I’ve heard my friends say this, and maybe you have, too — or maybe you’ve said it yourself: “We should all move in together when we get older!” Alice Alexander, executive director of the Cohousing Association of the United States, says talk among friends is often how cohousing communities get started, including the Durham Central…
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Work in Retirement: Go From Customer to Employee
By Chris Farrell
Work in Retirement: Go From Customer to Employee
Most Americans age 50 and older plan on working past 65, according to the new survey Working Longer: The Disappearing Divide Between Work Life and Retirement from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Many will shift to part-time jobs. “The world definitely isn’t like it used to be when retirees withdrew from the…
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Why Your Relationship Needs Forgiveness
By Barb DePree, M.D.
Why Your Relationship Needs Forgiveness
By the time we reach midlife, we’ve experienced all kinds of things in our relationships, some good, some bad. It’s great to think back on the positive experiences once in a while, maybe even re-live them from time to time. For the negative experiences, that’s not such a good idea. MoreRebounding from My Husband’s Financial…
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What It Takes to Be a Successful 50+ Business Owner
By Richard Eisenberg
What It Takes to Be a Successful 50+ Business Owner
Some professors do their research in laboratories or libraries. But when Utah State University business school’s Michael Glauser wanted to learn what successful small business owners in small-town America had in common, he hopped on a bike. With his son Jay and two others from his My New Enterprise team, in the summer of 2014,…
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