Nearly every older adult has some vision of financial fitness – whether it’s freedom from debt, comfortable retirement, money in the bank or beyond.

But very few older adults can achieve financial fitness without being conscientious now and planning for the future. The new year is a good time to assess your finances and make necessary plans for “shaping up.”

Experts at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (probably better known as the familiar FDIC at your local bank) say it’s important to consider financial fitness before you retire. And if you’re already retire…

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New Year’s resolutions can help you enjoy a healthier and happier 2021.

Experts agree the key to making and keeping resolutions is to focus on small changes, not quick fixes.

Every older adult has different needs and priorities – from improved health or better relationships to financial or physical fitness. What’s important is to make efforts to improve an element of your well-being.

Here are 10 healthy New Year’s resolutions for older adults. Pick one – or some – to kick off a better year.
1. Adopt a new activity
You know it’s important to include exercise in yo…

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Winter officially arrived last week.  Why not spruce up your home by bringing nature inside?  This video gives ideas for do-it-yourself décor you can easily display by gathering the greens outside and arranging them around your home.  Click below to view this video from one of Friends Life Care’s Wellness & Care Coordinators, then share your ideas in the comments section below:

 

 

Contributed by:

Vicky Sawyer, MS, LCPC
Wellness & Care Coordinator

Vicky Sawyer started with Friends Life Care in 2006.  As…

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Holiday stress takes on a whole new meaning this year.

You might face the standard holiday stressors – too much to do and too many people to please. Then there are stressors added by COVID-19 – perhaps fear of the illness, sadness from isolation and concerns about family and friends.

In fact, 64% of people admit they suffer from some degree of holiday blues, according to a study published in the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Nearly 25% say the stress and blues affect them a lot.

So it’s time to get ahead of the stress and work toward enjoying the best of th…

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From all of us to you and yours – we’re sending wishes for A Very Joyous Season and a New Year of Health and Happiness.  In this video, the Friends Life Care team shares thoughts about winters and holidays past and present.  Click to view it, then leave a comment below with your own best memories:

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