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Kindness Matters: How Volunteering Can Benefit Seniors’ Health

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” -- Fred Rogers (a.k.a., Mr. Rogers) There is plenty of bad news to go around lately. From news updates on COVID-19 to stories [...]

By | 2020-09-21T12:03:19+00:00 September 21st, 2020|

Is It Safe for Seniors to Travel?

Many older Americans worked hard for decades, rarely taking time off. This is why one of the activities that people often look forward to with their retirement is having the freedom to travel. So that raises the question: Is it safe for seniors to be travelling right now? Or should seniors hit the breaks on [...]

By | 2020-09-15T09:29:06+00:00 September 14th, 2020|

Why Didn’t I Think to Ask That?: The Less Obvious CCRC Questions

When you are choosing which continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) is right for you, it can feel like you have a million questions you want and need to ask. At MyLifesite, we write frequently about understanding the various types of contracts, financial aspects of the decision, healthcare, and more. There are [...]

By | 2020-09-07T19:29:25+00:00 September 7th, 2020|

Eliminating Taboos to Help Address Anxiety Among Seniors

If you’ve been feeling a little stressed lately, you’re far from alone. The COVID-19 crisis has created elevated anxiety levels for many people. People can experience feelings of anxiety in a number of ways, but it is often described as feeling worried, nervous, irritable, or “on edge.” Some people with anxiety feel a sense of [...]

By | 2020-08-31T15:21:41+00:00 August 31st, 2020|

You May Be Able to Deduct Some CCRC Costs from Your Taxes

Over the past months since COVID-19 turned our world upside down, I’ve done a few dozen webinars for prospective residents of various retirement communities across the country focused on planning for the future in an uncertain environment. One of the most common questions that I get during the Q&A portion of these sessions continues to [...]

By | 2020-08-24T14:30:11+00:00 August 24th, 2020|

The Evolution of Senior Living in the U.S.

I hope you have been enjoying our new audio podcast, entitled “Aging is a Trip,” which takes a candid, but lighthearted look at numerous aspects of aging and retirement. Dr. Karen Wilson In a recent two-part interview, I was honored to speak with Dr. Keren Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in gerontology and [...]

By | 2020-08-17T13:34:09+00:00 August 17th, 2020|

Many People Underestimate Their Future Cost of Care

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you may have experienced some sticker shock. According to USDA forecasts, grocery prices are expected to increase an average of 3 percent this year. This surge is being led by beef prices, which are predicted to rise by 8 percent versus 2019 costs, as well as pork, [...]

By | 2020-08-10T13:03:50+00:00 August 10th, 2020|

CCRC Life Enrichment Programs Add Extra Value During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had countless negative consequences. Over 150,000 Americans have lost their lives, and millions of others have become sick. Many people have lost their jobs and thousands are on the brink of losing their homes. It’s a stressful time for almost everyone. Caring for CCRC residents, physically and emotionally This has been [...]

By | 2020-08-03T16:28:16+00:00 August 3rd, 2020|

What Does It Mean to Be an “Elder”?

Our new audio podcast, Aging is a Trip, has already gotten great feedback from listeners. Each episode is intended to take a candid, but lighthearted look at various aspects of aging and retirement. In the first installment, I interviewed Dr. Keren Wilson, who is considered the originator of the “assisted living” concept as we know [...]

By | 2020-07-27T12:53:22+00:00 July 27th, 2020|

Introducing Our New Audio Podcast: Aging is a Trip

I am pleased to announce that MyLifeSite has started a new audio podcast to complement the growing following for this blog. Entitled “Aging is a Trip,” our new podcast will take a candid, but lighthearted look at numerous aspects of aging and retirement. It is my hope that with each podcast episode, you’ll learn some [...]

By | 2020-07-22T11:52:25+00:00 July 20th, 2020|