Housing Trends for seniors August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Family Issues - During the working years, people build homes, raise families, and settle down. They go on vacation, remodel, landscape, garden, create home projects that they can be proud of, and share memories. For these reasons and many more, a lot of people are staying put right where they are after they retire. Instead of packing up … Continue reading "Housing Trends for seniors" How the New Health Care Law Will Help Older Americans August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Senior Health - The insurance market is not great for older Americans—those aged 50 to 64 who are too young to qualify for Medicare. And even those who do qualify face rising costs. However, the Affordable Care Act is designed to bring some significant relief to seniors. Here are a few ways your health care costs and coverage … Continue reading "How the New Health Care Law Will Help Older Americans" Preparing the Elderly for the Next Big Storm: What You Can Do August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Family Issues - Superstorm Sandy’s victims included two toddlers from Staten Island—but the majority of the victims were elderly. The elderly are particularly vulnerable to storms and other natural disasters. While it’s true that the large amount of life experience elderly people have may make some better able to deal with natural disasters, it’s also true that the … Continue reading "Preparing the Elderly for the Next Big Storm: What You Can Do" Medical Tourism: What Is It, and Is It For You? August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Senior Health - There are two types of people who travel out-of-country to get medical care. Some travel from less-developed countries to more-developed countries to get care; these are usually the wealthy looking for either the best care money can buy—or treatments that are not available in their home countries. Others, however, travel from developed countries to relatively … Continue reading "Medical Tourism: What Is It, and Is It For You?" Senior Housing: Making The Best Decision August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Family Issues - When it comes to living arrangements, senior citizens have lots of options to choose from. Some seniors live independently at home while others move into assisted living facilities. Furthermore, some seniors hire caregivers to help them so they can continue to live at home. The living situation of a senior citizen depends upon how much … Continue reading "Senior Housing: Making The Best Decision" Avoiding Age-Related Bias on Your Resume August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Jobs for Seniors - Age discrimination is, unfortunately, a reality in today’s job market. Not all employers discriminate, but some do—and as an older individual looking to get back in the job market, you may find it more difficult to land an interview than you did ten years ago. But employers shouldn’t know how old you are on your … Continue reading "Avoiding Age-Related Bias on Your Resume" The 10 Most Popular Hobbies for People Over 65 August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Independent Living - Most seniors look forward to retiring—and pursuing lifetime hobbies or passions. Others wonder how they’ll fill the time. The truth is that after your time at work is over, your hobbies take its place—and can fill your days with purpose and enjoyment. Here’s a List of Ten of The Most Popular Hobbies Out There for … Continue reading "The 10 Most Popular Hobbies for People Over 65" How to Improve Your Relationship With Your Son or Daughter-in-Law August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Family Issues - Gaining a new son or daughter-in-law can be a source of joy. But it can also be a source of stress for parents. The new in-law is now a member of your family—that you didn’t get to choose. The new in-law may do things differently or have a different outlook than the rest of your … Continue reading "How to Improve Your Relationship With Your Son or Daughter-in-Law" Being a “Difficult” Patient: Six Tips for Success August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Senior Health - Patients have plenty of complaints about the medical industry—everything from long waits to high costs to hospital infections. And many of those complaints are quite reasonable—the industry is far from perfect. However, doctors have complaints about patients too. Patients don’t normally hear those complaints; however, how you’re perceived by your doctor can have an effect … Continue reading "Being a “Difficult” Patient: Six Tips for Success" Cosmetic Surgery: Should You or Shouldn’t You? August 13, 2017 by Jennifer Grey Family Issues - Certain changes are inevitable as we get older. And while society expects us to all gracefully embrace these changes, some are easier to accept than others. If you’re finding yourself disliking your appearance because of the changes caused by aging, you may find yourself contemplating cosmetic surgery. There’s no shame in it—and chances are, you … Continue reading "Cosmetic Surgery: Should You or Shouldn’t You?"