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:
Missing them is like separation anxiety and empty nest syndrome all in one
What to know about the new Save Other Souls advance directive
For two of the workers, they are now closer to loved ones in assisted living
The 'Friends Talk Money' podcast's guidance for the 2020-2021 term
COVID-19 has changed the questions to ask on behalf of a loved one
During the stressful circumstances of the pandemic, support is needed more than ever
Recommendations for families from the author of 'Inheriting Clutter'
The pandemic changes plans, but there is gratitude for good health
These three people overcame their grief and found joy in living again
What 'Life Is In the Transitions' author Bruce Feiler learned from his research
Advice about state and local programs, some created due to the pandemic
Teens and assisted living residents chat and enjoy music, art and games ‘together’
A conversation with Dr. Nir Barzilai, author of 'Age Later'
The reasons why older people are especially vulnerable
Tips from 'Your Second Act' author and 'Carol's Second Act' star Patricia Heaton
Is your city or town doing things right?
The cruel toll the pandemic is taking on these older Americans
Film graduate Lumiere Rostick captures their time together in a PBS special
Despite the pandemic, older singles are still hoping for connection
A clothing box went from frumpy to fashionable with a simple age change