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:
Common signs of aging can often be tracked to the illness
When it comes to discipline and safety, when should you speak up?
We all need to spend time outside, and a national park is a great choice
He began 'teaching' anatomy after death by donating his body
It's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a good time for frank family talks
In this book excerpt, the author remembers her dad who is gone, but ever-present
These creatives prove that art adds immeasurable value to one's life
Considering how much a house matters when it comes to family bonds
My mother has so few items in her house, it's affecting her quality of life
In honor of Father’s Day, a rabbi reflects on a faithful son and his dying dad
A podcast from Columbia students on growing older around New York City
The news story of the couple suing their stay-at-home son is a teachable moment
These trips take you to shows and locales you’ve seen on screen
An apartment in Brooklyn was a center of family and loyalty in the 1940s
Romance novels for boomers are lovingly appearing on bookstore shelves
A wealth management CEO on how to become more financially confident
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.