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Drone Medication Deliveries for Seniors

Drones are everywhere these days. Mostly they’re used for good. Drones help find lost children and hikers. They detect bombs in war zones and save lives. On the other hand, they invade people’s privacy. Sometimes they endanger planes by flying too closely. But there’s a…

Three Ways Seniors Can Return to the Workforce

For many seniors, working past retirement is a very compelling idea. Working post-retirement, especially in light of COVID-19’s effect on the financial markets, may help circumvent financial worries. Seniors who return to the workforce can alleviate the boredom and loneliness that sometimes come with retirement….

COVID-19 and Skilled Nursing: Should You Bring Your Loved One Home?

With apologies to the bestselling book “Love in the Time of Cholera,” senior living in the time of COVID-19 has raised many questions about our expectations of care for the elderly. We initially thought only seniors were at high risk for COVID-19. We now know…

Five Southern California Life Plan Communities You Don’t Want to Miss

Interested in learning more about California life plan communities, also known as continuing care retirement communities? Life plan communities provide everything from independent residential living to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing — all on one campus. How do you know if you’d be…

Aging Parent’s Finances: How to Gain Legal Access

Could you access your aging parent’s finances if you had to take over? Maybe this sounds familiar. Your mother has always prided herself on paying her own bills and balancing her checkbook each month. But one day you notice that a bill or two is…

Pickle!

Have you heard of pickleball? If you haven’t, you will. It’s the fastest-growing recreational sport in America, according to a report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. As of 2019, more than three million Americans are playing the game, a crazy combination of tennis,…

How to Help Seniors Downsize to a Smaller Home

Helping seniors downsize to a smaller home can be a big challenge. Let’s face it. Moving is tough for anyone, but if you’re over a certain age it can be completely overwhelming. Purge, Purge, Purge Ahead of Downsizing Many people wait to purge their parents’…

Senior Health: Resolutions for Better Health

It’s the new year and we all know what that means: resolutions we make with the best of intentions but rarely keep. Sure, we all want better health. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to: Lose weight Exercise more Eat healthier Get…

Rumor Has It

Martha Stewart, master of cooking, gardening, home décor and crafts, may be bedding down with the world of Assisted Living. The company that owns the Martha Stewart Living brand, Marquee Brands, recently announced it’s partnering with other firms to develop real estate projects. The company…

Holiday Grief – How to Cope After Your Parent Dies

Holiday grief after your parent dies can be overwhelming. Except for one year early in my marriage, I have spent every Christmas Day of my life with my mother. Mom passed away recently at the age of 89 and before we’ve even had time to…

30 Holiday Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Seniors

Do you have hard-to-buy-for seniors in your life? Need a little inspiration for that perfect holiday gift? Every year we struggled to find that “just what I wanted” gift for Mom. Presents were always appreciated, no matter what they were. But some were epic fails,…

Senior Discounts + Deals at Restaurants

At what age do you qualify for senior discounts? I recently had a heated discussion with a friend of mine who says you aren’t a senior until you’re 65. Now in her mid-fifties, she was offended that she could be called a “senior.” I hated…

You Gotta Laugh

Getting older is scary. People start talking about their aches, pains, operations and surgeries. Birthdays come and go – some celebrated, some not so much. And as we get older, so do our parents. It can be hard to watch them adapt to walkers and…

Nettie, the Joyful Cat

One of the best presents we ever gave my mom was an electronic cat. Officially known as the Joy for All cat, it is incredibly lifelike. My mom was a lifelong cat lover, and we always had cats when I was growing up. But when…

Multigenerational Living: Could You Live With Your Grandchildren?

Multigenerational living has been the norm throughout most of history. It’s only recently that society has changed. Given the cost of renting an apartment in California, let alone purchasing a home, many twenty-somethings are “boomeranging” back home. They’re saving money before making the launch. But…

Tech for Seniors: Virtual Reality

Seniors with smart phones and iPads. Seniors on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. No doubt, older adults are getting hipper by the day. Could virtual reality for seniors be the next big thing? Virtual reality for entertainment and education has been around for years. Anyone who’s…

How to Travel for Free (Or Nearly Free) — Part II

Part II — Senior Traveling for Free We recently shared some of my friend Joe’s secrets on senior traveling for free, including how to accumulate travel points and where to find the best hotel and airline deals. This time, Joe shares his number one tip…

Seniors Don’t Text, Millennials Don’t Talk

Is it true seniors don’t text and Millennials never talk when it comes to cell phones?  As a teenager I talked to my friends on telephones with actual cords. It was hard to find a private space to talk if you didn’t want Mom listening…

Downsizing for Seniors: Taking Care of Family Heirlooms

A Different Kind of Caretaking Why can’t we say no to our relatives who want us to take a lamp, chair or knickknack because it’s “worth a lot of money” or it was “Grandma’s favorite”? Downsizing can be painful for everyone involved. Right now, we…

Beyond Savvy – How to Travel for Free (Or Nearly Free)

Part I – Senior Traveling for Free Do you know someone who always seems to get the hotel suite overlooking the ocean without paying extra for it? Or the person who flies first-class with no upcharge? Meet my friend Joe. He’s one of the funniest,…

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