The following is a guest post by Max Gottlieb from Senior Planning.
If you’ve ever had a relative who has fallen, then you know just how important it is to avoid falls at any cost.
A fall oftentimes means the beginning of someone’s journey into death. Both of my grandparents, who were otherwise healthy, fell and within three months passed away. My grandfather, recovering from a hospital stay, rolled off of his bed and all the progress of his recovery quickly vanished. Unfortunately, with a fall like this, there is not much you can do to prevent it unless the older person wants to put rails on their bed, similar to a top bunk on a bunk bed. For most people, this is unrealistic. My grandma’s fall, however, could have been prevented.
Continue reading How to Fall-Proof a Home in Five Easy Steps
The summer serves as a wonderful and sunny time for relaxation.
However, too much r&r can leave one antsy, bored, and anxious. For those of you who are entering or in the middle of retirement, summer is a great time to switch things up and try something new while the weather is beautiful and the days are long.
Continue reading Your Summer Retirement Bucket-list
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her. ― Agatha Christie
Growing older feels a little bit like running a marathon.
Only upon crossing the finish line, everyone is kinda half asleep and half-heartedly discussing an NPR article you know was published at least over a month ago. When you’re younger, it seems as if everyone is cheering you on for even the smallest things- as if getting an oil change for your car (that you definitely don’t pay the insurance for) is the mark of a Responsible and Promising Young Adult. However, there are some fabulous perks to being on the other side of the hill, so to speak.
Continue reading The Unexpected Perks of Getting a Little Bit Older
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ― Confucius
At a first glance, knowledge and wisdom seem like seemingly identical notions and are often used interchangeably.
Upon a closer examination of what these words truly mean, their obvious differences become transparent. Let’s start by taking a look at their definitions:
Knowledge is defined as the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
Wisdom is defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Using these definitions alone, it appears that one can have knowledge without wisdom- but not wisdom without knowledge. So, what does all of this mean?
Continue reading The Important Psychological Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin
In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in professional writers and self-made entrepreneurs on the internet.
It has become incredibly popular for baby boomers to establish personal business ventures or writing projects during their retirements. With a wealth of platforms for networking, sharing information, and business promotion, the competition to stand out among many others is becoming increasingly steep. Here are some resources for writers and marketing professionals to ensure their content is of the highest caliber:
Continue reading 6 Free Highly Useful Tools on the Internet Every Writer Needs
Retirement is a complex and bittersweet milestone.
This change is met by many new opportunities and time to develop personal interests. However, when the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world carries on, it’s very common for feelings of loneliness to develop. Even with a supportive network of family and friends, the solitude that accompanies some later in life can be difficult to bare.
This problem seems to be so quietly ignored that people who find themselves in this position find it difficult to seek help.
Continue reading Coping with Loneliness: A Quiet Epidemic of the Senior Community
One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ― Frank Smith
Learning a foreign language can seem like an intimidating task.
However, the process of learning a language is just as enriching as mastering one. Studying a language not only gets you closer to being bilingual, but has life changing benefits you might not expect. Culture is deeply embedded into language, and by exploring that, you are exposing yourself to having a more enlightened, diversified worldview.
Continue reading 5 Reasons to Learn a New Language Later in Life
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. -Abe Lemons
The desire for a long and happy retirement is universal.
The freedom of enjoying the simple pleasures of life after years of hard work seems to be the bright light at the end of a long tunnel. However, it is becoming more and more common to see people continuing to work past the typical retirement mark. In many cases, it’s not even financially necessary. So why are they doing this?
Continue reading How Retiring at an Older Age Prolongs Your Life