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Planning for Final Years
Many of us avoid planning for our final years. Waiting and deferring to others can be a mistake, because it is just as crucial that we have peace of mind and a good quality of life in our final years as at any other time in our lives. Learn what to do to prepare and take charge!

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!

Quality of Life Newsletter Content
This first newsletter article provides an overview of the content planned for the Quality of Life newsletter linked to BellaOnline's Geriatrics site.

Readers Weigh In
No matter what kind of concerns we experience as we age, we need to recognize that "we are all in this together." If an issue doesn't affect us directly, it probably has affected a member of our family, a friend or a loved one. Learn what some of our readers have to say!

Rolling with the Punches
Resilience helps us “roll with the punches” and to have a better quality of life. Learn how we can build on our innate resilience and help ourselves age more successfully.

Seeking Companionship After 50
Seeking a new friend and potential partner can seem daunting, especially if we haven’t been “out there” in years. We need to find the courage to learn how to look for companionship and feel safe doing it! This article provides us with some guidelines. More to come on this topic!

Singular Living Not a Cause for Concern
Living alone as we age might not be preferred by many, but isn't as negative as we might think. Read about aging and living alone here and then check out our Geriatrics Forum to learn more.

Sore Feet Fixes
Many of us have had problems with our feet, but as we get older the problems seem to become more numerous: everything from heel pain to an ingrown toenail. These ailments can affect our mobility and independence so it’s important to learn how to address them soonest.

Taking a Reality Check
Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day activities (or get stuck and mourn the lack of enjoyable activities) after we retire that we forget to take a reality check on how we are spending our precious time. We can’t change the past but can learn how to make our futures “all they can be.”

Technology as We Age
Statistics show that many older persons are not keeping up with technology and get very frustrated when trying to learn, such as using smart phones. There are many tech tools that would be useful to us as we age and enhance our quality of life. The key is to go slowly but go!

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