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 new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety
Teaching conversational English offers a new way to connect while traveling
Why people in their 70s, 80s and beyond might want to meditate
Transition is challenging and poignant for this mother and her daughter
From an expired passport to trips with friends, here are stories of memorable times
Why Alzheimer's Los Angeles won a big award and has become a role model
Investing time into developing your 'second act' can pay off
This one-of-a-kind show was created especially for the Giving Voice Chorus
The Elder Orphan Facebook group finds that many without families lack support
Older students learn the art of filmmaking in this video memoir class
End-of-life conversations can bring clarity and comfort
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
The results of a Vitality Arts survey highlight the impact of creative pursuits
A background performer adjusts to early hours and unexpected perceptions
A troubling new survey sparks these three tips for wives and widows
Increasingly, people in their 60s and 70s are assisting their moms and dads
Work & Purpose
Taking a close look at a new ranking from LendingTree
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.