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:
Helping others and broadening perspectives through the Farmer-to-Farmer program
High-quality food, nicer surroundings and cooking activities please residents
By prioritizing all forms of communication, special relationships can still thrive
Surprising findings from a new survey of Americans age 18 to 34
Passover china and other family items are too precious to live without
They've learned the goal is to be funny ... not necessarily smart
Citizen scientists 'flock' to Nebraska to witness the annual migration
It's National Library Week: Learn how human 'books' can address stereotypes
On the cusp of Record Store Day, one man's nostalgic decision
A chat with the Today money guru and author of 'Women with Money'
Have you considered how to pass on your non-material assets?
How knowing the answers could help the country deal with caregiving issues
What we can learn from Blue Zone island residents of Japan, Italy and Greece
Happiness, friendship and gratitude are ‘Lessons from Lucy’
Experts' tax advice on retirement accounts, inheritances and relocations
Curious about online dating, common interest groups or social connections?
Reconnecting online is one thing, but can old friendships really be resurrected?
What we can learn from centenarians in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula
Studies show social activities can complement other treatments to improve health
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.