Today’s seniors are not content to spend their golden years quietly watching TV or knitting in a rocker. They want retirements filled with purpose, adventure, and rich relationships. Both independent living communities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) offer an alternative to living alone. So which one is right for you? Here’s what you need to know as you weigh your options.
The tax filing deadline for 2019—April 15—may have already passed, but the tax drama is just beginning for some families. If your loved one is struggling to keep up with paperwork and finances, they may have forgotten to file their taxes. It’s easy to panic. After all, the IRS is scary. The good news is that this is a common problem, and if you act quickly, you can rectify the situation. Here’s what you need to know when filing a tax return for seniors.
Senior living can be life-changing. In an era when web advertising brands everything from toothpaste to stationery as “life-altering,” that might seem like hyperbole. It’s not. Seniors lead better, healthier, happier lives in senior living communities. So although caregivers may worry that moving a loved one to senior living means downgrading their quality of life, the truth is that assisted living can offer care and hope that even the best home-based caregivers cannot match. Here’s how assisted living can help your loved one live a better life.
The majority of seniors say they want to age in place, living in their homes as long as possible. For some, the prospect of moving to senior living is downright frightening, calling to mind fears of being “put away” in a nursing home or abandoned to a community of “old people” who do nothing all day.
Caregiver Training Universityassists senior caregivers to become certified as professional caregivers by learning the skills for caregiving outlined by their state's requirements for licensed senior care services.
Seniors are trading in their rocking chairs for bicycles and golf carts. No longer content to just live peacefully, today’s seniors demand more from retirement—more fun, more adventure, more meaning, and more chances to thrive and grow. The average retirement lasts 18 years. That’s plenty of time to accomplish a wide range of goals. You’re going to be retired for a long time, so you might as well pick up some new hobbies.
In 2018, 84,600 retirees moved to Florida. Seniors love the favorable tax climate, year-round warmth, and inviting culture of the sunshine state. There’s more to do than most seniors can manage in a lifetime, which means you'll never be bored. If you’re contemplating a move to Florida, myriad options await you. That means more to do with kids and grandkids, more options for physical activity, and a better shot at the retirement of your dreams. You’ve worked hard. You deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Here are the best options for seniors of every interest, ability level, and budget.