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:
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
Not if boomer and Gen X parents offer these tips to help their grown kids
Get ready for cardio with benefits – including a brain boost
We all need a circle of pals, but making new friends after 50 is challenging
Why it’s time to stop criticizing, defending, stonewalling and expressing contempt
News of the end of the Beetle brought back memories of this VW bus story
Fixing connectivity holes could improve health for many older people
Here's why that could be the best thing for you
He was one of the most influential scientists and lived with ALS for decades
It could help lower care costs and decrease isolation
It's a documentary on a groundbreaking experience and a reunion 47 years later
Reap the benefits of health, happiness and gratitude on your next journey
Offers of support may be perceived as bias
The season is a great reminder to take stock of all parts of your life
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.