Successful Aging in Place Doesn’t Just Happen – Instead, It Requires Careful Planning Plus Adequate Budgeting

The topic of aging in place is on just about everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason.  For most retirees, living out their “golden years” in the home they know and love seems to be the best choice, in terms of finances and health. While aging in place isn’t right for everybody, it’s the … Read more

How Men Adapt to Being Solo Agers: 3 Steps to Take to Stay Connected, Be Prepared, and Fight Off Loneliness

According to a 2020 study by Pew Research, Americans age 60 and older are far more likely than their worldwide counterparts to live alone.  In the U.S., 27 percent of people 60 and older are living solo, compared with an average of just 16 percent worldwide. Based on Census data, that’s almost 14 million seniors. … Read more

MarketWatch Article Says Picking the Right Financial Adviser is the Most Crucial Retirement Decision – but Is It?

Every few weeks or so here at AgingOptions, we come across articles that promise to reveal the True Secrets of Retirement Success. This one, which we just found a few weeks ago at MarketWatch, is no exception. According to MarketWatch contributor Mark Hulbert, the single most important thing you can do to ensure retirement success … Read more

If a Holiday Visit Shows that an Aging Loved One Needs Help, it May be Time to Call a Home Care Agency

During the holiday season, you may find yourself making a long-postponed visit to see an aging parent or loved one. If it’s been a while since you last spent time together, you may be in for a surprise: the long months of isolation triggered by the COVID pandemic, combined with the passage of time, may … Read more

Jim Miller, “Savvy Senior” Columnist, Tells a Reader How to Choose a Quality Nursing Home During a Pandemic

We frequently find ourselves checking out a website called the Savvy Senior for news articles and other helpful tidbits aimed at retirees and their families. The creator of that site, Jim Miller, is a senior advocate and also a newspaper columnist who answers readers’ questions.  In this column that appeared last spring in the Daily … Read more

Groundbreaking Research from University of Washington Links Cataract Surgery with Lower Risk of Dementia

Despite the advances made in the last hundred years in the area of neuroscience, the human brain still contains vast mysteries that scientists and doctors work on solving every day. One recent study at the University of Washington uncovered a possible—and surprising—link between the eyes and the mind – namely, that adults who have had … Read more

Seniors Beware: The FBI Says These Are the Biggest Online Scams. Here’s How to Protect Yourself, and Where to Get Help

Few things can put a damper on your holiday joy faster than finding out you’ve been scammed, and scam artists know it. Criminals are particularly busy during this season, according to the FBI, and they have a whole toolbox of online scams they can use to take your money, your identity, or whatever else they … Read more

With Car Insurance Rates on the Rise, Here Are Several Ways Retirees Can Potentially Trim Their Premiums

As we’re all well aware by now, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still rippling throughout much of daily life, often stifling the push for things to get back to normal. But in some cases, “normalcy” is making a comeback. As the pandemic caused policy-holders to drive less, many insurance companies cut their rates … Read more

Before You Say “Yes” to Being an Executor, Here Are Some Reasons Why You Might Want to Think Twice

When someone asks you to serve as executor of their estate, your first response may be to feel honored. After all, being chosen an executor – the person responsible to make sure the terms of an estate are carried out in accordance with the decedent’s wishes – signifies that you are perceived as trustworthy and … Read more

Medical Experts Say Adults 50+ Should Get the Shingles Vaccine Soon – and This is the Only Shingles Shot Currently Approved

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in three Americans develops shingles in their lifetime. Every year this common yet painful disease inflicts around a million people in the U.S. alone. Thankfully, there is a highly-effective vaccine against shingles, called Shingrix, and the medical community urges adults over 50 to get … Read more