drawing of home with a bench

If you’re like the many seniors who want to age in place but worry about the time, effort and money it’ll take to modify your home, you’re not alone. 

The good news is there’s a very good possibility the cost part won’t be as exorbitant as you feared. For many, a combination of small, simple and, most importantly, cheap modifications are all it takes to make their home safe to stay in well into their golden years.

We’ve scoured the Internet to find the best ones and put them front and center for you. Here are five simple but effective ways to make hom…

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5 Uncommon Ways to Cure Loneliness

By Etta Hornsteiner
September 19th, 2018 Health & Wellness No Comments
lonely ship out to see

I was in the middle of writing this blog when I got the text from my niece’s husband.  He was rushing my niece to the hospital. The baby was coming earlier than expected.  In fact, four weeks early. My niece had asked me to be her so-called doula, so I quickly packed up my writing tools and headed to the hospital. The new addition to the family arrived before I got there.  Preparing the infant for the world was like changing everyday clothing for the two nurses that were stationed in the room. The newborn was hungry; so they fed her as my niece gradually recovered from…

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man showing insecurity with a background picture of muscles

About seven months ago, I bought a book called Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing only to discover it was about a man’s journey to find health and healing from prostatitis and chronic pain syndrome. Can you imagine how disappointed I was as a woman? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I am not interested in learning about prostate issues, since I know of men in my family who are survivors of prostate cancer. But, have you ever wandered into a clothing store looking for an outfit and within a few minutes you know the store is not for you? …

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cartoon image of tired man drinking coffee

“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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aging happily-coconut tree blowing in the wind

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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