Seniors


Don’t Miss Out on Veterans Assistance Benefits

Debbie Burak, the founder of VeteranAid.org, is often asked why she took on the mission to educate our veterans and their families about a little known VA pension benefit referred to as “Aid and Attendance” that can help offset the costs of care for senior veterans and their widows.


The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily […]


If You Lock Your Doors, Why Not Lock Your Phone?

  To follow up on last week’s well-received information on seniors and our use of technology, here’s a link to a very informative Cyber-Security Toolkit offered by The Piers Project, An Initiative of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, 2016.


Retirement Business Ideas

Wondering how to add income during your retirement years? The link below was contributed by an enthusiastic group of students at Brenham Community Center in East Central Texas. The article offers a spectrum of ideas, good for people with many different skills and personality types. All based on one of my […]


Get Up, Get Out – Our National Parks Are Calling!

Did you know, senior citizens can get a lifetime national park pass for $10, check it out! How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground.   In March 1868 a 29-year-old John Muir stopped a passerby in San […]


Live Fully

What does that mean, “Live Fully”? There’s no right answer. Each of us will define “a full life” from our own unique perspective. Be spontaneous; enjoy every moment? Set a plan and climb the ladder of success? Achieve fame? Travel the world? Have children? Leave a legacy? Learn something new every day? […]


A Tale of Two Homes

Yesterday Mike and I visited two potential “forever homes”. The wish being to find a residence with low or no maintenance, accessible for all ages, surrounded by a spirited/caring community, sited in an environmentally acceptable location. The first one was a three bedroom, two bath, exquisitely sited and maintained single family […]


Spring Ahead

Daylight Savings Time begins March 12. Nights may grow shorter, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be any lighter. I don’t usually promote products on my blog, but this one is so simple and clever, I can’t resist. Check out the SnapPower line of products and you can easily reduce your risk of falling […]


Advocacy Takes Many Forms And Has Many Advantages

AARP is well-known for providing discounts for seniors on travel, entertainment, and other purchases. We recognize them for partnering on the sale of trips, tours, health insurance, auto insurance, and gadgets like life-alert products. But do you know that there’s another side to AARP, one that is interested in protecting […]