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Middle-Age Roommates: The New House Sharing Trend

SENIOR LIFESTYLE, MIDDLE AGED ROOMMATES

Author: Leslie Farin Singles 50+ living together can provide unexpected financial and social benefits. I'm at the age where couples in my circle of friends are starting to become widowed or divorced. These events create lifestyle changes that are extremely difficult both emotionally and financially for many. What's the next step? Some of

I See the Signs, Now What?

caregiver, senior, senior living

By Peggy Papert, LCSW      What to do After Your Loved One Shows Signs of Needing More Care. It can be overwhelming knowing where to start when your loved one shows signs of decline and is in need of additional care. But more help is available than you might realize. Here

With the Nest Now Empty, What’s Next?

rightsizing

by Donna Leibow Licensed Real Estate Agent I work with many home buyers who are empty-nesters. The kids left home to live on their own, leaving them behind with emptier and quieter houses. What to do? Many people struggle with the many choices.   The questions I hear most often from clients include: Should

RESOURCES to ASSIST YOU-DFW

senior resources

AARP – Livable Communities AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages

Every Towel Bar Should Be a Grab Bar!

Grab Bar

Many people treat their bathroom as a sanctuary. And why not? This room frequently serves as a spa-like retreat in which to enjoy time alone on a daily basis. Beautiful bathrooms are easily achieved with the wide range of products available these days, but can be costly. For that reason,

Do your homework before moving into a retirement community

living choices, active adult, 50+

Retirees hoping to spend their golden years in an idyllic retirement community should slow down before signing over their savings. Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, give retirees the opportunity to age in one location, moving from independent living to assisted living and eventually skilled nursing care. The arrangements are convenient and

House Hunting? Think ahead

Access for all

What is your priority when looking for a new home? Good schools? A modern kitchen? A backyard? How about abundant closet space? I want all those things too, but I need more. I want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in my home. Though many share this sentiment, I rarely hear people

Home is Where You Park It

The RV life

Author: Leslie Farin William Morris, the British artist and author, once said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or do not believe to be beautiful”. Good advice, but easier said than done for most of us. For Cheryl and David Goldstein from Plano, Texas,

Aging in Place

Aging in Place

When I asked the other three members of my walking group, all of whom are in their mid to upper 70s, whether they had any concerns about future living arrangements, they each said they had none despite the fact that, like me, they live in multistory private homes without elevators

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