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:
With tech help and encouragement, these libraries simplify making connections
UsAgainstAlzheimer's focused on patients, caregivers and pharmaceuticals
Learning their five mistakes could help you avoid a similar fate
For writer Elaine Soloway, improving on later-life skills is best done solo
5 tips from experts and 2 red flags to watch for
This versatile and beloved instrument is enjoying a renaissance
What resonated with a writer who attended The Ageist conference
This writer is discovering the realities of more 'couple time'
Experts assess it — plus, an update on new plans from Sen. Booker and Klobuchar
A cool summer program where two generations learn and have fun together
Advice from the author of 'Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk'
These thoughts and actions can help with the challenges of aging
In this book excerpt, Ashton Applewhite takes on language and discrimination
Surgery and chemo leave survivors changed, which doesn’t mean dating is off the table
Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton has celebrated — and created — history
The Second Act Stories podcast episode about Tom 'The Suit' Forst
Eye-catching stamps motivate writer Elaine Soloway to personalize her thanks
Reading together offers a novel way to stay connected
This podcast discusses ways to get you and your grandkids up and moving
Follow our in-depth examination of current health care offerings through an age-friendly lens. What does age-friendly health care look like, and how do you locate and access it? We cover how to prioritize your unique needs when selecting providers and treatments for yourself or a loved one.