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Retirement Hobbies: Becoming a Writer Later in Life

Writing-in-Retirement

Retirement is the time to explore new activities or revisit old hobbies. And one activity many people are drawn to is writing. Different people have different reasons for becoming a writer later in life. Some take up fiction writing as a means of creative expression. Others may be keen on sharing their life story and […]

Why Some Seniors Choose to Teach in Retirement

Teaching-in-retirement

Teach in retirement to share what you’ve learned over the years, and you feel you have some wisdom to pass on. It may be a skill like knitting, or woodworking, or playing a musical instrument. It could be something you did for a living like interior design or business management. Whatever it is, you believe […]

Why Seniors Take Up Sports in Retirement Seniors

Senior Sports

Ahhhh… retirement! Finally, all day every day is open and ready to be filled with whatever makes you happy. For some seniors, it’s the first time in decades that they have enough time to take up a sport and actually get good at it. While sports aren’t for everyone, there are many reasons, including staying […]

Your Retirement Lifestyle: Mapping out the Next Phase

mapping out retirement

Is your retirement lifestyle what you hoped it would be? Maybe you went into retirement with big plans for how you’d spend your time. Or maybe, like many Americans, your focus was on saving for retirement. Day-to-day life as a retiree was something you simply figured out as you lived it.  Chances are you encountered […]

Being a Caregiver for Your Spouse as You Both Get Older

caring for a spouse

Being a caregiver for your spouse is not always ideal but no one knows your spouse better than you do. You’ve shared a life together. You know what makes each other tick. So, it’s only natural that you may be taking care of them now that they’re ailing and you’re both older. No is better […]

If You Plan to Age at Home, Be Sure to Have a Plan B

Aging in Place

Many Americans want to age at home as they get older. The good news is that there are many ways to do this successfully, even if changes in health make it challenging.  You’ll find a variety of resources that will help you age in place on the National Institute on Aging and the National Association […]

How to Make Friends in a Retirement Community

Making Friends

A retirement community provides lots of opportunities to make new friends. That said, when you first move in, you may be worried about whether you’ll find your crowd. Will people accept you? It can feel a bit like being the new kid at school. On top of that, you’re probably still recovering from your move […]

Finding a Senior Fitness Routine that Works Best for You

Fitness

When exploring senior fitness options, most of us understand that the key to healthy aging is staying physically active. But following an exercise routine may feel like a chore. So how can you make it more enjoyable? One way is to stop thinking of exercise as something you need to do with expensive fitness equipment […]

How to Eat Healthy as You Age

Eating-to-stay-healthy

For some of us, healthy eating as we age doesn’t sound all that appealing. We think of it as giving up the food we like for food that’s good for us (as in boring). It reminds us of our childhood when our parents insisted we eat our broccoli. It’s not easy to change our eating […]

4 Ways for Seniors to Relieve Stress

Coping-with-Stress

Overall for seniors to relieve stress, people in their sixties and beyond do a pretty good job of putting things in perspective. Research has shown that, as a group, they’re more content than younger people.  That’s not to say that later life can’t be stressful. Simply adjusting to retirement – finding purpose beyond your work […]