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July 14, 2022
A lifetime of love
Seventy years ago Dwight D. Eisenhower won the U.S. presidential election, the average cost of a house was $9,000, and Don and Charlene Hietman got married. The Heitman’s, who are in their late 80s, celebrated their 70th anniversary last month at their home at Five Star Residences of Dayton Place in Denver, Colo.
May 20, 2022
How to Know if it’s Time to Move to a Retirement Community
Retirement is your reward after a lifetime of hard work and planning. It’s your time to have fun and pursue your passions both familiar and new, like writing that novel or spending an entire day as a couch potato watching movies. No matter what it is, you’ve earned it. Some older adults always knew downsizing […]
April 29, 2022
7 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors
Whether it was fixing you chicken noodle soup on sick days as a kid, being your biggest cheerleader at your college graduation or volunteering to take the grandkids for ice cream over the holidays, you’ve always been able to rely on your mom for love and support. You may appreciate it even more Mother’s Day […]
April 12, 2022
How Seniors Can Find Purpose After Losing a Loved One
Chances are if you’re an older adult, you’ve had to cope with the loss of someone close to you. It may be the loss of a parent, the death of a spouse or the loss of dear friends. From graduations to honeymoons to nights full of joy and laughter, each left an indelible mark on […]
April 1, 2022
5 Ways Senior Transportation Empowers Older Adults
You’ve always taken great pride in being able to get yourself to where you want to go, whether it’s picking up the grandkids from school or walking to the grocery store with your neighbor. When needs change and it’s harder to access reliable transportation, though, it’s important to find new ways to get around so […]
February 22, 2022
4 Huge Benefits of Selling Your Home to Pay for Senior Living
Home is where the heart is, and that makes the decision to sell your home not just a difficult—but also emotional—one. Homes are full of memories of laughing children, Thanksgiving dinners, late nights chatting on the porch…the list goes on. Yet, there comes a time when home is quieter and lonelier than before, particularly for […]
February 15, 2022
What is the Aid and Attendance Benefit for Veterans?
When it comes to financing senior care, older adults are often unaware of how many financial options there are that can help. From life-settlement funds to bridge loans, there are a variety of programs designed to make it easier to finance senior care. One benefit that is often overlooked was created for veterans and their surviving spouses. It is the Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit and is commonly referred to as the Aid and Attendance for Veterans Benefit.
February 11, 2022
5 Ways to Combat Senior Loneliness and Isolation—and Stay Connected
We all know what it feels like to be lonely. It makes our world a little grayer, and happy moments a little duller since we can’t share them with someone. COVID has only made loneliness more prevalent due to the need for isolation, but even beyond the current pandemic landscape, seniors are particularly vulnerable to […]
February 3, 2022
Never too Late to Date: Senior Couples Share Their Top Dating Advice and Tips for Older Adults
Some things never change as we get older. Take dating, for instance. Whether it was asking your crush to the homecoming dance in high school or inviting a new neighbor to dinner as an older adult, igniting that romantic spark is intimidating, no matter your age. It can also feel later in life like dating […]
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