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55+

Reaching the senior years can be an exciting new chapter in one's life, but it can also create stress and financial problems. Our 55+ section is here to help you and your loved ones navigate the next steps for this chapter, whether you decide to stay independent or decide that you need more specialized care or assistance. The Elder Care Family Guide also helps address the issues that the loved ones of the elderly might face, like knowing how to communicate with seniors about their finances and health. Wherever you might be in your planning process, we have resources for you. 

staying independendent

Most seniors want to stay as independent as possible for as long as possible, but it can be difficult when you factor in things like housing and transportation. Local senior centers are a great resource for remaining independent through local benefits such as meals, transportation, health screenings and clinics, information and referrals, social events, etc. Some towns have more active senior communities then others, so it’s important that you do your research to help you determine which will have the most benefits for your specific situation.

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navigating elder care

The baby boom generation is approaching their golden years that follow the hard work they’ve endured to provide a good life for themselves and their families. But with the golden years also comes an increased cost of care and a more limited income. Care services and how to pay for them can be just as confusing as they are helpful. 

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elder care family guide

When we’re kids, it seems like our parents will always be there for us. But the reality is that as our parents age, we often need to step up and take care of them. Thus began the sandwich generation, a generation that has found itself taking care of both its parents and its children.

There are many aging seniors who are completely self-sufficient and do not need any interference from their children or families. But there are also many seniors who haven’t planned for what may happen until it’s too late. In cases like this, it’s up to you to step up and help your parents find the right solution for their changing lives.

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resources

Need a list of handy resources for 55+ financial and life planning? We've got it here.

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