Editor, Comfort Life
When is it time for you parents to move to a retirement home? The decision to move from the home you've lived in for years to a new community where you may not know anyone is certainly difficult. The important thing is to feel that you are making progress and that helping your parents transition to a retirement community is a positive thing. It is.
You must live life in the present -- the key to aging successfully -- but you can't do so if one foot is chained to the past and both hands are shielding your eyes from the fuzzy future. Your vision will be blocked, your hands will be full and you'll be teetering on one leg! Try to integrate the following eight habits into your day as often as possible.
07/06/2012 05:00 EDT
Getting old will be the hardest thing that most boomers ever do. Some can't imagine themselves as slow, frail, or incapacitated. They're in denial but how can you blame them? They've lived their whole...
12/29/2011 12:17 EST
To say that Sam's parents are demanding may be an understatement. He says they're the entitlement generation. The lawnmower is out of gas, call Sam; Dad fell and cut his head, call Sam; I mixed up my walker with my friend's walker, call Sam. Where do the demands come from?
12/29/2011 04:56 EST
Our kids have been with us for so long, day and night, and we miss them. They may have been the focus of our lives. The irony is, we try very hard to be good parents and to raise smart, savvy, caring kids, but if we do, we'll raise them to be independent.
11/07/2011 04:04 EST
Take all the time you need to make yourself as competitive and well-connected as possible before looking for work or launching your business. If you've done your financial homework beforehand, you'll know how long your money will last before you make your move.
11/04/2011 04:29 EDT
The phone rings, your mom's number shows up and you are filled with dread. You say hello and she gleefully announces that she's got a new phone card with 100 minutes! You know she's going to share 99...
10/15/2011 11:57 EDT
Often it's how you think about money that is keeping you from having enough to live on comfortably. Is it better to be poor and happy than rich and unhappy? Are you optimistic that things will work out somehow? What beliefs have you developed about money and are they sound?
09/13/2011 12:38 EDT
After lengthy marriages, many boomers aren't really keen to put themselves out there. Well, maybe putting themselves out there is the easy part; it's making a commitment to staying there with somebody new that's hard.
09/07/2011 07:47 EDT
One of the last great taboos is seniors and sexuality. Whenever we see an older couple holding hands, looking lovingly at each other or -- gasp -- kissing, we smile and quickly look away. We don't want to embarrass them or more likely, ourselves.
07/14/2011 07:55 EDT
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