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:
This retiree and her husband are saving an extra $500 a month
Face this profound challenge by staying connected and finding friends who will listen
This engineer has a few reasons why he thinks smartphones aren't so smart
Rose McGee and her team make – and give away – 91 sweet potato pies
5 ways grown children can navigate the health care system for their parents
Yes, it takes a village — but maybe first, a 'no-visitors' period
'Legacy List' shows that moving out is about memories, not money
My breast cancer and a love of journaling led to my new life course
Creativity, activity and camaraderie are just some of its benefits
This writer says: Aging isn't about old people; it's about all of us
Going back to school to figure out your next chapter
Is this type of travel right for you? Here are some things to consider.
By being more at ease with each other, we can move on to being friends
Blurring the generational lines at the cosmetic counter and beyond
A call to action from an Encore Public Voices Fellow
How to overcome mental obstacles putting off an improvement
Silver Disobedience influencer Dian Griesel on aging, priorities and surprise selfies
Work & Purpose
A remote-work expert's cautionary tips on too-good-to-be true lures
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.