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Older couple meeting with agent, such as an SRES.

The Many Benefits of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Older Americans can recall a time when gas stations provided full service, with window washers and gas attendants to pump your fuel. They recall a time of service with a… (Read More)

Woman holding her head. For story about coping with feelings of grief and doubt after putting a relative into senior care.

Parent’s Move Into Senior Care Can Take Emotional Toll

Moving a loved one into senior care is not easy, no matter how much thoughtful planning goes into the decision. Feelings of guilt aren’t just common—they’re almost guaranteed. To understand… (Read More)

Adult daughter and senior mother. For story about aged parents in need of care.

5 Keys to Recognizing That Your Parents Need a Change

Dad accidentally backed his car into a pole at the grocery store. Mom bounced a check. Your favorite aunt hasn’t visited the doctor for a checkup in a decade, and… (Read More)

Financial Advisor Talking To Senior Couple At Home. For story on saving for retirement.

Is it Too Late to Start Saving for Retirement?

If you’re in your 50s or 60s and have yet to establish a robust retirement fund, you’re not alone—and it’s not too late to start saving for retirement. According to… (Read More)

Senior citizens interact with staffer at a nursing home. For story on touring senior living communities.

How to Tour Senior Housing Communities

Choosing the right senior living facility for a loved one is an important decision, so you want to make sure you have all the right information. It’s a wise idea… (Read More)

Senior man looks at papers and laptop, as if considering finances. For story on senior housing affordability and financial planning.

Can You Afford Today’s Senior Living Communities?

As you or your parents age, one of the most important and difficult decisions is to determine where you will live. Many older people prefer to stay in their homes,… (Read More)

Mother and adult daughter share a moment. For a story on talking with aged parents about assisted living or continuing care.

How to Get a Parent to Consider a Retirement Community

Even if you know that moving your loved one into an assisted living, continuing care or other type of retirement community is the best option, broaching the subject isn’t easy. You… (Read More)

Senior woman in closet talks on phone, as with a professional organizer.

A Professional Organizer Can Help You Downsize

Whether you plan to stay in your home as you age or want to downsize into a home that requires less maintenance, you may be daunted by the thought of… (Read More)

A mature couple toasts with champagne in their new house. For story on baby boomers moving in the U.S.

See Where Boomers Are Moving in the U.S.

As their assets begin to regain value once more, baby boomers are seeking more for their money in lower-cost markets—causing a ripple effect in the housing market, according to an… (Read More)

Happy Senior Couple Sitting On Sofa With Dog

Senior Living Goes to the Dogs … and Cats, Too!

Dogs might not seem like a good fit for communal senior living, what with the barking, the needing to go outside all the time and the not-always-hospitable manners. And with… (Read More)

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