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:
Financial journalist Vera Gibbons on her risks and rewards launching it
Once the kids leave for college, fill your weekends with new or favorite activities
Unemployment's low, but there's still plenty of stress about money
A reflection on how the power of love was reaffirmed
Balancing having a close relationship and keeping opinions to yourself
New skills, new friends and new perspectives can help women recharge
Legacy Film Festival on Aging Director Sheila Malkind promotes 'adventurous aging'
The best way to help your adult divorcing child? Be there when needed.
Helping out at harvest time comes with plenty of tasty perks
Well Connected is a convivial and engaging phone program for older adults
The 'Indebted' author on why the college financial aid system is broken
For grandparents, respecting boundaries is key if relationships with parents are poor
Former public radio host Tess Vigeland looks back, and ahead
Teaching artist Marilynne Bradley encourages her students to see things in a new way
This year marks the 135th anniversary of honoring workers from all walks of life
It’s counterintuitive to some, but activity is proven to make all the difference
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.