A family could mean traditional roles and relationships to some, but in many ways, love defines a family. Strong family relationships multiply the joy and love in our life, but they can also be complicated, especially in the cases of estrangement. These articles tell the stories of navigating the sometimes unexpected changes in family relationships, tell stories of mending broken ties and managing dysfunctional family situations, and give insight into sustaining a happy home.
As more older-adults choose to age in place instead of moving in with children or choosing assisted care, the options for long-term living arrangements have expanded. Better healthcare, increased longevity, and new aging in place resources are making it possible to live independently while staying connected to family, or living apart together or moving in with a new partner though remaining unmarried.
In addition to Families and Relationships, Living and Learning also discusses:
For some, after-death communication can offer comfort during grief
How boomer and Gen X parents can help their kids overcome them
A PBS series reunites people whose lives crossed at "pivotal moments"
In 'The End of Old Age,' Dr. Marc Agronin challenges Americans
One quarter of older women are caregivers, and it’s taking a toll on their work lives
Exceptional memory is linked to warm, trusting relationships, research shows
The New York Times revisited a tumultuous year via modern news alerts
A conversation about his life with the president and new best-selling book
Bill Neaves studied Parkinson's, then watched his wife develop a related illness
Artists with compromised vision have dazzled the world
On Martin Luther King Day, we remember some of his most powerful words
The 'Raymond' creator's tips to find delicious meals while traveling
Cutting ties with family members is more complex and common than we think
Is it your right to be there for the big moment or an invasion of privacy?
Grab a hiking pole, strap on your boots and embrace the season
The bipartisan bill aims to develop a national strategy for family caregivers
Co-founder Jimmy Carter still thrives on spreading the joy of gospel music
The event is inspired by poet Robert Bly’s activism against the Vietnam War
Health & Well-Being
It’s not the cards you’re dealt, but how you play them
This special report will cover topics around health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.