Working Longer Economic conditions change the face of retirement

Why are baby boomers retiring later than other generations? Will millennials be able to retire in their 60s? Will Social Security be around in 50 years? These questions have raised new concerns about the ability of seniors to retire in the wake of a still-recovering economy. Yet, there may be good news for millennials according… Read More

Commandment No. 11 Technology provides myriad ways to convey, ‘No mom, I’m not lying in a ditch’

Using FaceTime with an iPhone allows the reporter and her mother to stay in close touch, thanks in large part to her mom’s tech savvy and willingness to evolve within a digital world. (Screen shot)

It’s universally understood that the first amendment to the Ten Commandments — perhaps not as grave as the other 10, but respected by Jewish daughters and sons just the same, and I am no exception — is Please, Call Your Mother. And my mother, now 85, has made it much easier for me to obey… Read More

Don’t Just Cope … Live Again

Whether we spend 50 years working outside the house or that many years taking care of the house, as we get older, we look forward to relaxing. Our golden years are supposed to be when we take a deep breath and enjoy ourselves. Many times, that’s exactly what happens. However, as we age, loss is… Read More

Five Key Conversations With Your Parents

Are there conversations you wouldd like to have with your parents as they age, but you just don’t know how to start? Maybe you are seeing changes that concern you, or you just want to get some peace of mind about the future. How do you bring up important topics such asd driving, finances, independent… Read More

Your Year to Volunteer

The celebration of National Volunteer Week 2014 begins in just a few days on April 6. While this is a time set aside every year to recognize the individuals already volunteering in our communities and to remind ourselves what an enormous impact they have, it can also be a time to consider volunteering yourself. Volunteering… Read More