What If You or a Loved One Needs Care?

Many individuals in their ’40s and ’50s think planning for long-term living options will be necessary only in the far, far future.  In any case, just about everyone I talked with when I was younger assumed they would live in their own home with minimal care at whatever point the issue of independence became a problem. …

Medical Appointments

One of the increasing and time consuming responsibilities as the aging process continues is the need for medical care, both preventive and intervention for acute care issues.  This morning, we are off for the annual eye check up.  Now, I have had extreme dry eye my adult life which was exacerbated by cataract surgery.  I…

Volunteering in the Community

While Retirement presents many opportunities, none is more varied or demanding on your “free” time perhaps than community service.  It can take the form of volunteering in soup kitchens, local animal shelters, schools, or whatever else that requires well-intentioned people and an inexpensive pair of hands (usually many of them).  Another option, especially for retirees…

Traveling with A Pet

One of the major challenges after retirement to a flexible travel schedule is what to do with your beloved pet.  Several options are available for in-country travel but overseas travel involves more planning.  Finding good friends with their own dogs and room is the best solution.  Usually a several week absence is involved.  If you…