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Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

We rounded up the 10 most popular stories from Next Avenue's Facebook page


We published nearly 1,000 stories in 2017.

Below are the 10 most-clicked articles on Next Avenue’s Facebook page this year. Discover something you might have missed or revisit a previous favorite.

Thank you for reading and supporting Next Avenue in 2017. We hope you’ll join us in 2018!

10. Despite Advance Directive, Woman Denied Last Wish

One case underscores the complexity around advance directives in dementia

Advance DirectiveCredit: Jim Craven for KHN

9. The Danish Secret to Getting Through Winter

It’s called “hygge,” a simple practice that can take the sting out of the season

HyggeCredit: Getty Images

8. Want to Declutter Your Life? Here’s How

The top decluttering books plus tips and takeaways from a writer’s great tidying experiment

declutteringCredit: Getty Images

7. Learn How Two Communities Prevent Social Isolation

These co-housing options in Denmark and the U.S. try something new

Credit: PBS Newshour

6. Ageism in Health Care and How Dangerous it Can Be

Older patients who come to the hospital can be misdiagnosed due to bias

Health InformationCredit: Getty Images

5. I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die

A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life

End-of-LifeCredit: Adobe Stock

4. 15 Tiny Houses to Let Your Loved One Live By You

Small homes that are great options for helping your aging parents stay close

Granny PodsCredit: Getty Images

3. The 3 Stages of Life After 50

An excerpt from the new book, ‘How Do I Get There From Here?’

kneesCredit: Adobe Stock

2. 8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents

Unintended barbs cut to the quick and can’t be taken back. Here are some better options.

Aging ParentsCredit: Adobe Stock

1. Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms

parents' stuffCredit: Getty Images

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