Homework? Over the holiday break? Wait, I don’t even go to school anymore! Listening to a podcast while in the car this morning, I accepted a homework assignment to spruce up my personal finances as 2016 winds down. I like to share good news, good advice and free information so here we go. Whether or not New… Continue reading 5 minute homework assignment
Tag: baby boomers
5 handy gadgets for boomers and beyond
One of the rewards I enjoy as a geriatric care manager is the opportunity to pass along helpful tips to make the day-to-day job of growing older a bit easier, safer and sometimes, more fun! I regularly accompany my dear clients to medical appointments, on routine errands like grocery shopping, and everyone’s favorite – going… Continue reading 5 handy gadgets for boomers and beyond
Five for fighting (aging)
For all my fifty-something friends and tribe mates, one day you look through an unfiltered lens or in the harsh light of a bathroom mirror and flabby, flappy signs of aging wave back at you. Although there is no Hallmark greeting card for this undesired moment yet, it will serve you well to pay attention to this… Continue reading Five for fighting (aging)
5 ways to save money in my encore career
Frank and I have been living the encore career lifestyle for about three years. During the two years before we decided to take the plunge from our CAREERS to our encore careers we worked over our household monthly expenses, debits and credits endlessly. We worried, planned, talked, and were terrified of making a financial mistake. Managing a household budget is a well-documented… Continue reading 5 ways to save money in my encore career
Go fly a kite
A joy shared is a joy doubled. Shared sorrow is half a sorrow. – Swedish proverb
Beach treks are an important part of life for me and my husband. The North End is our nickname for a leisurely hour+ rambling walk that is always on our beach agenda. He checks in with his surf-fishing tribe. Head down, I search for beach glass and seashells. We are people watchers and puppy greeters.
A few weeks ago we stopped to watch this gentleman happily playing with a kite. He may have been a dad or a grandpa but if so, his kiddies were MIA. As I tend to do, I concocted a story for him: retired beach town resident; divorced and soaking up the sun with a girlfriend he first met at karaoke night or online. He has an adult son or two he sees on holidays. You can find him at a local diner most weekday mornings. He knows he needs to lose weight and says he will start tomorrow.
I always enjoy watching children playing in the surf and building sandcastles. And on this sunny day I realized I was equally delighted to watch this fellow baby boomer living large in a moment of joy.
I have seen pictures and read on social media about “grown-up playgrounds” for the 55+ crowd. At first I thought the idea was silly. Now I’m kinda loving the concept. I have decided that aging is life’s next adventure. Let’s never be too old for recess. Playtime is for everyone and their inner child.
Sit Up Straight
I ran across this short video while surfing the Web this morning. Disclaimer: I don’t know Dr. Frank Wildman nor have I read his book (yet). The video is fascinating though. I’ll be checking my posture today! http://www.changeyouragenetwork.com/index.php/en/articles/general-articles/123-habits-that-change-your-age
The changing tide
These words resonate with me today in my ongoing practice to keep an open mind and open heart. “Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job…And onward full tilt we go, pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute,… Continue reading The changing tide