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Seniors

Opening the Flood Gate of Communications with the Grandkids

You may remember what it was like to raise teenagers. They seem to go into a funk at the age of 13 and stay that way until they have kids of their own. So now that you are a grandparent and it’s your kids struggling with getting the silent treatment from their kids, do you […]

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More Funerals than Weddings

It’s a dark side of being a senior citizen that you are going to face a higher incidence of people dying than you may have seen in other eras of your life. While we all have the experience of someone we know passing away from time to time throughout life, because of the stage of […]

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Not a Nursing Home

There are a lot of things we look forward to when we prepare for a life of retirement and those “golden years” of being a senior citizen. Of course, it takes a bit of getting used to transition to becoming granddad or grandma and no longer having all those stresses of job and family. This […]

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Letting It Go

Resentment and unforgiveness can be destructive things to let stay in your heart. You no doubt taught that to your children and maybe you even give that advice to your grandchildren to help them get passed their childhood arguments and petty squabbles they have with their siblings. The amazing thing is that by the time […]

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Keeping Your Marriage Fresh in Retirement

You may be able to remember that year when the last of your kids moved out. That first year that you are “empty nesters” had a lot of adjustments. But one byproduct of suddenly having the house empty for a lot of couples is what has been called the real second honeymoon. Because parents no […]

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How to Walk Away

Life is full of transitions. And your transition from a busy adult life to the more relaxed lifestyle of retirement and senior citizen status has its fair share of adjustments too. From retirement from a full time job to learning how Medicare works to becoming a full-fledged member of AARP, your move to senior citizen […]

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Jumping Jack Flash

Back in the nineteen sixties when the rock and roll was just getting started, there was this little old rock and roll band out of England that got some attention. You may have heard of them. They were called the Rolling Stones. And this little old band had a pretty good hit with the kids […]

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Growing into Your Rocking Chair

When you want a child to be more mature, you commonly say, “Act your age.” This phrase gets a lot of use even for adults, probably mostly for middle aged men who lapse into immature behavior from time to time. But there is a truth behind that little phrase. For each phase of our lives, […]

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Getting Some Help

One of the adjustments that is part of life once you end your working years is adjusting to living on a different kind of income. We get used t that regular paycheck over the life of our careers in the working world. And while we may be very happy to leave the stresses of the […]

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Getting Up a Good Head of Steam

When you were thinking about the life you would live as a senior citizen, you may have held that old idea of sitting on a rocking chair and watching the world go by. That silly idea for some reason seems like an ideal situation for people in their golden years. But what is ideal for […]

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