Category Archives: Senior Issues

Seniors and the “Sharing Economy”

Uber, Kickstarter, TaskRabbit, WyzAnt . . . The names of these online enterprises may cause you to think of younger people–“hipsters”–sitting in a coffee bar, closely engaged with their smartphones and tablets as they use the above apps–or one of … Continue Reading

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Protecting the Finances of Aging Parents

These days, we are becoming more and more familiar with the term, “Sandwich Generation:” those who are faced with the dual prospect of providing ongoing financial support for struggling adult children and simultaneously watching over aging parents who are becoming … Continue Reading

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Caregivers and Their Parents

New research from Northwestern Mutual released in November revealed some surprising insights into the emotional and financial implications of delivering care to an elderly relative or friend. Drawn from the perspectives of both current and future caregivers, the C.A.R.E. (Costs, … Continue Reading

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The Other Talk and Taking Your Parent’s Car Keys

What can you do if you suspect your parent should no longer be driving? Inspect the car for dents. Meet with his/her physicians to review their health and medications. Suggest a test drive to observe and assess their ability. And, … Continue Reading

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The Other Talk with Your Children or Your Parents

When I read Tim Prosch’s book, The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life, I knew I had to have him come and talk to our clients and their guests. The event is … Continue Reading

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Relationships and Loneliness

While it’s relatively easy, even from a distance, to hire someone to help your parents or older relatives with snow plowing or grocery shopping, that practical help but doesn’t solve a big problem for many older people — loneliness. If … Continue Reading

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