The Rising Cost of Aging in Place: Preparation is Key

Did you know that a single older New Jersey homeowner in good health who is mortgage free needs $29,856 per year to live independently? That’s 33% higher than the national average. This is according to the 2021 Elder Index, compiled by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. For couples, that figure reaches …

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Spring Cleaning Checklist: Your Plans for Aging in Place

“Spring is the time of plans and projects,” according to Tolstoy. As winter draws to a close, spring sparks our imagination. Maybe spring means planning our gardens, or tackling new home improvement projects for you. For others, spring means it’s time for cleaning. And if you’ve chosen aging in place, spring cleaning really should mean …

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Successful Aging Begins with a Plan

Successful Aging Begins with a Plan The 2021 holidays may have been extra special for most of us. Families were able to gather and give thanks. We gathered to exchange gifts with loved ones and close friends. Best of all, we’ve celebrated our ability to reconnect with those who matter most to us. Now that …

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Live Your Best Life

Discover the possibilities when you choose to live your best life in your home. Aging is a fact of life. We might not like it, but aging doesn’t have to keep us from living our best lives. We believe in possibilities: the possibility of spending more time with loved ones, the possibility of making precious …

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Who Put the Luck into St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17th is just around the corner.  What better way to distance ourselves from the former 12 months of the pandemic than to search for four leaf clovers, or find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? These are only a couple of ways you might be able to rake in some …

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Home Care Technology for Seniors

Home care is no longer defined strictly by the in-person care from a nurse or home care professional. Today, technology supplements home care to support patient wellness, even when a caregiver isn’t around. Of course, the idea of using technology can feel overwhelming if your use of laptops, cell phones and tablets has been minimal. …

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Incorporating Caregiving into Your Retirement Planning

What comes to mind when you think of your retirement?  Is it more quality time with your children and grandchildren, picking up hobbies or personal pursuits? Perhaps it’s owning a beach cottage or mountain cabin or embarking on some extended travel. Before you start putting money aside for that RV, be sure to incorporate caregiving as …

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5 Ways You Can Support Others (and yourself) This Holiday Season

This article is adapted from this AARP Friends & Family Blog article. New research shows that you likely helped someone this year…and even if it was a small gesture, it likely made a big difference.  A recent survey by OptionB.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes resiliency founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandburg, found …

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7 Dimensions of Wellness: Why Senior Wellness Matters

Wellness is most likely a word you’ve heard time and time again throughout your lifetime, but what exactly is it? As defined by The Global Wellness Institute, “wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.” Wellness is seen as an individual pursuit, meaning it’s up …

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The Ins and Outs of Mask Care and Etiquette…

COVID-19 is still among us, and it’s important that we all continue to do our part to help limit the spread of the virus. In addition to social distancing, that means wearing a face mask while in a public setting. Your face mask helps prevent you from inadvertently spreading the virus to others if you’re sick …

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