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:
Music was violinist Vijay Gupta's lifeline; now he's offering hope to others
A lifetime of challenges has never slowed the author's spirited mother
With the clarity of age, we are better able to master our emotions
Lifelong learning programs let you take classes you wish you had in college
Novels to help you handle the stress of politics, relationships, work, money and health
The joys of serendipity, and having a little more cash
Talking down to older adults is not only disrespectful, but it can be detrimental
It may take less time than you think and bring you joy
They'll help you take control of your money and plan for retirement
Teachers and artists 55+ talk about inspiration and fulfillment
A daughter imagines a film montage depicting her parents' solid 63-year marriage
Ways to avoid the stress of always saying yes to commitments
For workplace happiness, changing fields or finding part-time work in retirement
An ADU might be worth considering to care for a parent nearby
Interviews with over 1,000 elders provided these smart lessons for living
Celebrate the new year with these delightful, thoughtful and funny toasts
The body's inflammatory reaction to infection increases risk
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.