How to Lower Your Risk of Falling at Home

My elderly mother lives alone, but despite her age, she is one of the healthiest, feistiest people I know. However, that doesn’t keep me from worrying about her living by herself. Most specifically, I can’t help but fear she’ll be injured should she fall with no one around to help her....

What Is a Reverse Mortgage - And Is It a Good Idea?

A reverse mortgage is a type of loan where the bank makes available the value of the home’s equity. The homeowner can withdraw the principal of the mortgage in a lump sum, in monthly payments, as a revolving line of credit, or in a combination of these options....

Mom or Dad Moving In? How to Deal With a Multi-Generational Household

More and more older Americans are moving back in with their kids—and their grandkids. Approximately 49 million Americans, or about 16% of the total population, live in a household with two adult generations as of 2008, according to the Pew Research Center....

Employment for Retirees: A Look at Your Options

If you can afford to retire without working, you’re lucky. Many retirees have to take a job after they retire for financial reasons. Others prefer to keep busy—and think of retirement as an opportunity to pursue work they love, rather than a paycheck....

Senior Activity Guide

Maintaining your health as you enter your golden years is an important part of preventing or reducing the symptoms of various diseases. Getting regular exercise can even help you ward off unwanted injuries like unnecessary sprains or falls. Balanced with a nutritious diet and the proper warm-up techniques, physical activity can be enormously beneficial to your body, thought processes and even your emotions....

Botox for the Over-50 Crowd: The Benefits and Risks

Originally used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, and disorders of the nervous system, botulinum toxin (or Botox) has been used since the 80’s to treat wrinkles as well. While it is one of the few treatments for wrinkles that actually works—unlike many creams and other topical treatments—it is not without its risks....

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