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:
A poignant reflection on how saving his son wasn't an option
Josh Kornbluth's work emphasizes the importance of social connections
Quiet reflection and assorted rituals bring a sense of calm and well-being
Benefits include 'no primping' and 'a different level of bonding'
Why it's crucial to keep people 60+ integrated in our communities
Booksellers from across the country also offer holiday gift suggestions
What the author of 'Old Man Country' learned talking to elders
Building trust and fighting fears on their early morning walks
Ways to make the holidays less sad and isolating for older friends and neighbors
From recipes to gratitude to movies, we’ve got your holiday covered
The centenarian baking champion shares ingredients for a long, sweet life
With the new movie starring Tom Hanks, here are 6 gems from the late, great PBS star
Start slowly, create categories and seek help if you need it
Always in pencil, never in pen, the author's mother filled her life with words
Naloxone is easier to get now, due to the opioid addiction epidemic
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.