The Safest Cars for Seniors

When Cecil Britton, a retired Lockheed engineer, considered buying a new car this year, he wanted one that would help him drive more easily and more safely. “I’m still in pretty good shape,” says Britton, 79, whose previous cars included a 2006 Honda Odyssey and a 2015 Accord. “But I noticed that when I’d get in my Odyssey I wasn’t able to back it up and look to see things … [Read more...]

Types of Grants Available to Seniors for Home Renovations

Learn about the types of grants available to renovate a home. The changes to a home made with these funds can help prepare your home for later life. Renovations to all homes are needed periodically. Everything from kitchen ranges to water heaters need replacing eventually. Paint is needed every few years. New energy efficient appliances roll out and can be boons for seniors … [Read more...]

Is there ever a good time to talk about after life arrangements?

Remember when our parents, in their frustration said, “Talking to you is like talking to a wall!?” Most of us laughed and thought nothing much of it. My, how the tables have turned! Now, we are also parents. And, like many of my clients, we want to speak about end-of-life planning, wills, powers of attorney and other such pertinent matters. It’s now our kids who are … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why Downsizing Might Be the Right Move For You

As you get a little older, your lifestyle changes. Tasks you might have found easy 20, 10, or even five years ago — like climbing stairs, hopping into the tub, or crouching in the garden — might be newly difficult. That’s OK. But it’s important that your living space reflects your new lifestyle. That’s why an increasing number of people are opting to downsize. Whether you … [Read more...]

A Holiday Faux Pas With Older Parents

Another holiday faux pas—using family time to tell an aging parent that maybe they ought to give up their car keys. Want a real downer? Start talking to a senior about driving and maybe even getting rid of their car. Here’s a stocking stuffer ... just hide their keys and say later that fate intervened, and this is a sign that their driving days should come to an … [Read more...]