Estate Planning Tips for Seniors

What is an estate plan? An estate plan is a plan that you create to specify what happens to your property and other assets after your death. Having an estate plan ensures that your loved ones will know how you want your affairs handled, which can eliminate confusion and prevent family disagreements. Without an estate …

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Running Essential Errands

Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking and Doctor Visits As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about …

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Profitable Tips and Tricks for Selling Your Home

As you get ready for retirement, now is a good time to start preparing to sell your home. You are probably feeling overwhelmed with home maintenance, notice you have rooms in your home you’re no longer using and realizing your household monthly costs are too expensive for your liking. Learn some tips on how you …

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Understanding Your Aging Parent

As your parents age, you will feel a wide range of emotions as you try and understand what they’re going through. You may have feelings of fear, frustration, sadness and grief as you notice your parents’ changes in demeanor for the first time. The truth is, aging is something we cannot fully understand until it …

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4 Ways for Older Adults to Stay Active at Home

Non-stop chores around the house, social distancing and even your favorite TV show can keep you from being active. While staying inside curled up the couch has its moments, you need exercise. In fact, your body and mind crave it. And if you’re already used to a very exercise-driven lifestyle, not being able to maintain …

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Age Successfully and Gracefully in Your Home

What do a 92-year-old retired school teacher in Union County, a 74-year-old retired Bell Labs mathematician and his wife of 40 years from Morris County, and an 81-year-old recreational pilot from Hunterdon County all have in common?  They are all part of a growing culture change amongst seniors in America to “age in place” – not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community or Assisted Living facility but rather, in their own home.

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Maximizing Social Security Disability Benefits

If you’re approaching your full retirement age, you may be wondering how you can receive the highest Social Security payment possible. It’s very common for some people to be eligible for more than one program at once, or be eligible for different programs at different points at life. Here are some easy ways you can make out your own Social Security retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits.

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Decluttering Room by Room: 10 Things to Get Rid of in Each Room

Whether you are considering retiring in your own home or moving to a new space, it is important to create a plan to do so comfortably. Most households acquire a host of cherished items over time. Preparing for a new “rightsized” space can be an overwhelming prospect, especially when you have a home full of memories and keepsakes to go through.

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Smart Travel Tips for Seniors

7 Senior Travel Tips for Your Next Adventure Contributed by Carole Clausen, Personal Trainer, Fellowship Senior Living Traveling can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time. We love the excitement of embarking on a new adventure and embrace returning to our “Home Sweet Home” when the adventure ends. As we age, traveling can test …

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