Archive for August, 2018

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“My mom’s physical health is a little below average. What makes her so weak and tired? She has no energy. She has the desire to do things but is so tired. Is there something physiological that occurs with aging that has nothing to do with vitals, blood levels, etc.?” inquires a caregiver in an online forum. Tiredness is not necessarily a sign of aging. In fact, aging fatigue could be a red flag—a sign—that the body is not in “optimum” health.

That’s because each cell in your body carries energy or fuel, called mitochondria, which acts like a bundle of fully…

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Congratulations, you’ve made it. You’ve done what seemed all but impossible so often during those endless years grinding it out in the workplace; you’ve managed retired. Now it’s time to just sit back and enjoy the never-ending stream of cash you set aside for your Golden Years, right? 

Not so fast.

There are plenty of seemingly harmless money moves that can seriously impact your ability to enjoy the type of retirement you want – or cause you to outlive your savings altogether.

Luckily, these mistakes are easy to spot and avoid or correct – thanks to e…

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I did a class called Rethinking Aging: Are you Prepared to Live Long? The last assignment asked us to write a letter to ourselves 25 years from now. I would be approximately 75 years.  So here is my letter to myself. I would encourage you to write also a letter to yourself 25 years from now. What would your life look like in terms of health, long-term care, savings/finances, home etc.?

My Dearest Etta,

If you’re reading this letter, you’re still alive, and you are now 75 years old! Dear God! What does that number mean?! Only you can tell me now, and I sure hope y…

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Aging happily-A butterfly representing maturity

If you are dreading the golden years, or if you have embarked already on this odyssey but need some inspiration to guide you, then here are five tips for aging happily and adjusting your outlook about aging to one of health, vitality and continuous growth.
Age at home, if you can
Thirty-seven years ago, Rick, a general contractor now 72, and Linda, an interior designer now 71, moved from Simi Valley in California to Auburn Hills, Michigan. Rick and Linda wanted a new environment that would support their well-being. They carefully selected their home because they knew it w…

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