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:
Honoring those who have served their country over the years
A lack of superheroines shapes the memories of a female generation
The just-passed legislation would help pros alert authorities
In his new book, Steve Leder offers a personal and professional perspective
Nostalgia can be simultaneously full of emotion but also empty of shared meaning
The Great American Read on PBS is searching for America's best-loved book
Despite a difficult relationship, a daughter-in-law looks back with appreciation
The home where 'Little Women' was set provided wisdom
A son's view on the evil and essential role tech played in her final days
After a divorce, one couple navigates the roles of grandparents in a unique way
As Mother’s Day nears, an epidemiologist urges Americans to join clinical studies
Fused glass creations are only limited by the imaginations of older students
Work & Purpose
A chat about resilience and second acts with author Elizabeth White
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about 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.