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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.

Creativity in Later Life
Creativity can be a means of making a significant social contribution or can become a very personal addition to our life satisfaction. Learn how to enhance our later years by tapping into our creative side.

Disability Trends Declining
Disability appears to be declining in older age say the experts. This is good news for us as we age. What's the bad news? Read this article and discover why "sitting disease" causes peril to our health.

Feeling Younger than Our Age
Older persons who feel younger than their actual age experience health benefits far beyond those who “feel their age.” We should think about our approach to aging and realize that "looking" younger isn't the same as "feeling" younger, and feeling younger than our actual age is where it's at!

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.

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.

Gifts for the Older Set
Buying gifts for older persons requires some original thinking. Some elders say they have everything they need, but there are some cool things out there that even the “please don’t buy me anything” folks might enjoy! As the holidays approach, we all could use some new ideas for gift giving!

Helping Others with Grief
Sometimes it is very difficult to know what to say to others when they have had an acute loss. Since losses become more common as we age, it is to our advantage to learn what we should and shouldn't say or do at these times. Learn the basics of helping others grieve.

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.

Home Modifications Offer Stability
Home modifications for aging in place (staying in your home in older age) means planning ahead. Studies show that most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65. Learn what to look for and how to make your home more user-friendly as you (and your family members) age.

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