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

British Survey Shows Link Between Internet Usage and Mental Sharpness Among Retirees

Next time someone says that too much internet usage rots the mind, you may want to point them to this article that we found on the HealthDay website.  In the article, reporter Cara Murez writes about a fascinating study done in the United Kingdom that appears to show how seniors who regularly spend time online … Read more

How to Feel Younger in Retirement: Get Creative, Stay Engaged, Live with Passion, Give Back, and Keep Growing

Are you ready for retirement? That question brings to mind the usual laundry list of preparations: the right financial plan, the right legal strategy, adequate insurance, and so on. But what if the question were, “Are you emotionally ready for retirement?” I think most of us who read the AgingOptions blog on a regular basis … Read more

A Loneliness Epidemic: One in Three Seniors Feels Alone and Isolated, and the Health Consequences Can Be Devastating

We live in one of the most socially connected societies in history, or so the experts tell us. Facebook alone claims an astonishing 1.5 billion users worldwide, and it along with a constantly-growing collection of other sites and apps is supposed to ensure that we’ve always got a “friend” there to talk to or connect … Read more