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Key Issues forTransitioning to Retirement
People don't think through some of the basics when they plan for retirement because their focus is on financial considerations as well as location. Read what other important issues we all should consider when thinking about retiring.

How to Feel Safer as We Age
Sometimes small improvements around our home can make a huge difference in our safety. Learn how to be action oriented and feel safer within and outside of your immediate home environment.

Fighting the Aging Process
What kinds of action steps can we take to fight the effects of the coming years? Learn how to take up the challenge and begin feeling and looking better immediately.

Aging Frauds Close to Home
FDIC reports that frauds and thefts against older persons by people they know and trust are surprisingly common. Learn how to protect ourselves and how to remedy these crimes against us as we age.

Fraud Vulnerability as We Age
Studies show that we are more vulnerable to fraud as we age, as we are losing some of our "cues" such as "gut feelings" and the sense that something may be wrong. Learn about what is being done to discover what changes as we age and how to become more aware and safer out there.

Pets Enhance Well-being
Animals can reduce loneliness and encourage healthy behaviors. It is important to appreciate how pets can add to a healthy lifestyle as we age and as our loved ones also get on in years. Learn how owning a pet can add to our quality of life.

Preparing for Emergencies
Planning for "what ifs" seems to many of us to be a waste of time. But serious storms are constant reminders of how quickly our normal living can be disrupted. Research tells us that emergency planning should be one of our priorities, especially if we are older adults. Learn the basics here!

Hobbies are Good for Health
Studies show that if we choose hobbies that are mentally and physically challenging, we can enhance our health and quality of life. Get some suggestions and good ideas here.

Caregiving and Our Emotions
Caregiver emotions can be difficult to handle even though we want to take care of our loved one. Learn how to deal with our mixed feelings, and recognize that we need to get help and not try to do everything on our own.

Companionship as We Age
Looking for companionship at any age, but especially in our older years, can be a challenge. Before looking, we need to explore our feelings and acknowledge the kind of relationship we want for ourselves. Learn about the three C's which help us to find the right mate and be safe a the same time.

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