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Boomers Divorce Rate at All Time High


Divorce rate shows longevity and definition of marriage changes things

A new study from Bowling Green State University shows the divorce rate for people 50 and older more than doubled over the last 20 years.  Experts point to many reasons for this but two contributing factors are that boomers are living longer and the expectations of marriage have changed, especially for women.

Survey finds Independent Living More a Concern than Dying for Elderly


Independent Living may not seem a big concern for people in their 30s but it is one of the primary concerns for the elderly.  This week Pfizer and several partners launched a social media initiative named Get Old.   This online community has been created to allow Americans to talk about issues of aging and how they are impacting individuals, families and society.  The front of the site asks you to answer one simple question – “How Do You Feel About Getting Old?” The four answers include Optimistic, Angry, Prepared and Uneasy.  The survey finds Independent Living More of a Concern than Dying for Elderly

Parenting Your Parent With Out Losing Your Mind and Money


While there are plenty of books on the market on how to be a parent and “what to expect,” I’ve yet to see a book on “What To Expect When You Care For Your Aging Parents.”

Alison Rhodes is Named President of PALS Built


Giving Older Adults an Affordable Alternative to Assisted Living

This week, I’ve accepted the position of CEO & President of PALS Built, the developer of beautifully-designed modular home additions that are handicap accessible and  completely outfitted for the safety of older adults or people with physical disabilities.  They can be installed onto a family’s home in as few as eight weeks and are a fraction of the cost of assisted living.

I’ve Saved For My Son’s College But I Didn’t Consider My Parent’s Assisted Living!

Nursing Home Comparison Infographic

Somewhere along the way, someone should have warned me about planning for my aging parent’s future.  I started out in my 20’s saving for my first house.  Then as my kids were born I started saving for their college education.  I thought the next thing I was supposed to be planning for was my retirement, right?  WRONG!  No one ever told me about the exorbitant cost of helping my parents pay for in-home care, assisted living or, even worse, a nursing home.  And, unfortunately, they never considered getting long term care insurance.

Mom, Wife, Caregiver….Circus Performer? I Didn’t Pack Enough for This Guilt Trip

Spinning Plates

Mom, Wife, Caregiver….Circus Performer? I Didn’t Pack Enough for This Guilt Trip

When Your Aging Parents Can No Longer Live Alone…And What to Do About It

Farmington PALS

For adult children, the reality that their parent’s health is declining and they can no longer live alone is not always easy to face.  Sometimes it’s a gradual reality and other times it’s a specific event such as a fall in their home or a driving accident.   Independent living, also referred to as aging in place, is not only what seniors would prefer but studies have shown that the emotional and psychological benefits are tremendous.  Unfortunately this isn’t always an option. 

Are the baby boomers really that Bummed Out?


What do you think? Are the baby boomers bummed out?


Infographic on Retirement and Savings

When you're 64 are you going to start saving for retirement?

Another Baby Boomer Infographic !


Here is another Baby Boomer Infographic, this one is about the "State of the Baby Boomer"

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