Many a wall hanging has been embroidered with the words, “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like nobody’s watching.” Well, there is another expressive, creative activity that anyone can do, and it also will boost your spirits: writing.
Picking the right independent living community is just the first step in planning your retirement. Once you’ve selected the facility that will support the lifestyle you desire, you get to choose your specific accommodations.
Aging can be a difficult topic to address, not least because it is rife with personal fears and uncertainties about losing independence and loved ones while growing more isolated or lonely. As with most challenging topics, however, the best solution is to confront it head-on with openness and optimism.
Veterans Affairs assists former military personnel who are in various stages of life, but the housing, healthcare, and mental health services they provide can be especially helpful during your senior years.
Although retirement communities have existed for nearly a century, the concept has continually changed and expanded in recent years. Retirement communities are no longer associated primarily with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or spaces to move when you require dedicated support and assistance.
Retirement is a time many people prudently save for so they can maintain a certain level of comfort and care as they age. The more you put away ahead of time, the less you have to worry about financial burdens during this stage of life after you’ve exited the workforce.
Memory loss can be frustrating and disheartening, not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their loved ones and caregivers. While the cure for dementia and other memory problems remains elusive, research has demonstrated how education, support, and simple tools, like memory notebooks, can help those on the memory-loss continuum maintain a sense of control and prolong their independence.