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:
Specialized housing communities meet the needs of grandparents and grandchildren
Set up by her daughter, the author manages expectations and reality
Thanks to TV shows like 'Fixer Upper,' everything old is new again
'Magdalena' features the life of the artist's mother, then and now
Frank advice from Chanel Reynolds, author of 'What Matters Most'
This vibrant gallery is dedicated to creativity and community for all ages
Writer Elaine Soloway believes it's never too late to be confident and fearless
Experts weigh in on where parents should try to draw the line
These days, you can do it without sacrificing your viewing options
A Next Avenue essay about Yoshi has strengthened their relationship
Ways to get around dynamic pricing when you order online
Conductor Ronald Braunstein and musicians find joy and acceptance performing
'Dreyer's English' is a bestseller, thanks in part to Twitter
Do we slow down because we retire? Or do we retire because we slow down?
Work & Purpose
An Encore Public Voices Fellow has some theories, and advice
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.