Since you were a kid, you and your mom have always talked about taking a trip to Italy together. The two of you imagined staring in awe at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and eating gelato every night. Fast-forward a few decades: The trip hasn’t happened yet, and Mom is now an aging senior. [...]
Waiting until your children are grown before you begin dating again can seem like the ideal situation, but adult children can still have strong reactions to the thought of you having someone new in your life. Prepare to deal with some possible reactions your children might have to keep your relationships strong. 1. Your New [...]
Have you ever faced a decision and just put it off? A lot of the decisions we need to make with our elderly parents are the kinds of decisions we’d rather put off. Sometimes they involve a difficult conversation. Sometimes they involve a complex choice where we have to weigh out various pros and cons [...]
It would be nice if all our parents, grandparents, and other elderly relatives had a house that was paid off. Rent free, they could live a comfortable retirement in a nice home. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Especially in this economy, having a home you own full out is more of a dream [...]
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Guest post by Alvina Lopez One of the best cures for loneliness as an older adult is surrounding yourself with a group of friends who share similar interests to you. Whether your parents live in the same house with you or in an entirely different city from you, consider encouraging them to connect with their [...]