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:
The conversation now goes beyond preventing abuse and into promoting justice
The 'Birds of North America' host wants to normalize diversity in the great outdoors
Reflections on the days and nights since the killing of George Floyd
Each is an essential worker in more ways than one
PBS NewsHour interviews an expert on the history and effects of protests
Navajo Annette Bilagody's beadwork is an internet sensation
His passing is emblematic of the COVID-19 tragedies in long-term care
Programs like OLLI and One Day University now teach older students online
For Next Avenue readers, the pandemic provokes sadness for others unable to mourn
What I wish my partner in assisted living had during the pandemic
Experts' tips on refunds, cancellations, travel insurance and booking new trips
The warning signs, plus experts' advice on how to step in
Honoring those who have served their country over the years
Virtual choirs can help lift spirits and fight loneliness
Here’s how two people are handling the challenges, and what they’ve learned
Working from home together can be tricky — here's how some make it work
Interact, an intergenerational arts center, practices 'radical inclusion'
Money & Policy
The nonprofit known for home building assists with home staying
A series on America's first generation aging with HIV/AIDS