While the everlasting search for the Fountain of Youth remains, so does this question about healthy aging and longevity — ‘Is human longevity based on genetics or lifestyle?’ Science has shown that it is definitely a distinct combination of genetic and lifestyle factors that define senior longevity. This is good news, especially for those who weren’t lucky enough to inherit amazing genes, because research indicates that you can increase your longevity by making good lifestyle choices.
Housing and transition can be a big hurdle in your senior years. Here, LTLA has everything you need to know concerning moving and relocation for seniors, including when you should start planning, how you should prepare and where you should go. Read More
Any major lifestyle shift can be overwhelming, and aging is one of the most prominent transitions in a person’s lifetime. There are a lot of changes that come along with going from adult to elder. For this reason, many people would prefer to age in place, or stay in their current residence, to minimize any further distractions or distress.
Are you thinking about selling your home and trying to decide which agent to work with? Perhaps you need to sell your parent’s house and you’re not sure where to start. In the past, you may have worked with local real estate agents in NJ; perhaps someone who was a friend or relative. However, to better meet your needs, you may want to consider using a senior real estate specialist (SRES).
Whether you’re in good health or dealing with a medical condition, do you have a plan of action if you suddenly needed help with your daily chores? For example, what if you fell and broke your hip and were unable to take care of yourself?
For those born in the 1930s, 40 and 50s, we’ve got a special treat for you. Reminisce about your childhood; the simple pleasures of playing outside with friends, before the technology takeover. Read on for a dose of nostalgia:
If you or a loved one is thinking about moving, you might be considering downsizing. Smaller homes are easier to live in and maintain. However, with a smaller home comes less space; you’ll need to decide what furniture and belongings to take with you or dispose of by donating, selling, or giving away.
With a new year starting, most people are thinking about goals to set and accomplish during 2019. Maybe you want to resolve to exercise more, eat healthier, or be more productive.
Did you know that in 10 years, more people in the U.S. will be 60 and older than those who are under 16 years old? As more people age, they’re looking at what’s being called an encore career – older employees in the workforce who work with passion and purpose, and for a paycheck. A key part of this career is giving back to others and doing something that interests you.
If you have aging parents who need care, you might be wondering if family caregiving is the best option to take care of your loved ones. It’s a tough choice to make — you’re trying to provide the best quality care possible while also balancing you and your family’s needs. Learn more about family caregiving versus professional caregivers for the elders in order to make the best choice for your loved one.
Have you thought about how you will be remembered by generations to come? Most people believe that legacy is something you leave when you pass – something that gets laid out somehow in the instructions in a will. We define legacy as the stories you create and tell while you’re here on this earth, sharing the journey with those that you care about. The belief is that you get to “live” a legacy rather than “leave” a legacy. As a bonus, we each get to have a hand in choosing what that legacy will be.
If you’re turning 65 soon, you might have some Medicare coverage questions. Or, you may have a loved one in their 60s and want to know more about Medicare coverage. Read More
As a person grows older, hearing loss is one of the most common conditions that affect seniors. According to the National Institutes of Health, around one in three adults in the U.S. between 65 years and 74 years of age, has loss of hearing. Nearly 50% of those older than 75 have trouble hearing.
If you are the adult child of an aging parent, we understand how difficult that relationship can be for both of you. While it is a stressful and ever changing time in your lives, it is important for adult children to understand what is needed for the longevity of their senior parents and how they can help them live a long and fulfilling life. Now is the time to take an active role in the lives of your aging parents, which includes helping them maintain their mental and physical health and wellbeing in their senior years.
Is it possible to live a longer, healthier life? It’s a question that people have pondered over the years. The good news is that people today are living longer. In the U.S., the average life span is 79 years. About 100 years ago, Americans lived to an average of only 54 years.
Should you get a reverse mortgage? That really all depends on your age, homeownership status and a few other factors. For many seniors, reverse mortgages offer more benefits than drawbacks. Ask yourself, “is a reverse mortgage right for me?” Take a look at the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage to determine if it’s the right choice for you or for your parents.