Tom Sightings has been going through the process of applying for long-term-care insurance. Find out about the memory test you’re required to take if you want to purchase long-term-care insurance at Are You Getting Alzheimer’s? and then go on to discover what else is involved at The Basics of Long-Term-Care Insurance.
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the new book “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown” by Paul Taylor and the Pew Research Center. Taylor says millennials, the first generation that might not be as well off as their parents, may battle boomers over government entitlements. He thinks politicians, although mired in gridlock now, need to rebalance the social safety net so it’s fair to all generations.
The Midlife Crisis Queen says: Funny how most of us think we will decide when to retire. Not so for at least half of retirees today!
Many people see late adulthood as a time of loss and decay. Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi combats that view in his beautiful book From Age-ing to Sage-ing. He describes the opportunities for growth and development in late life including a deepening of spiritual awareness and the opportunities for mentoring. Karen offers a review of this oft-recommended book at The Generation Above Me.
Saskia and Bart of The Highway Is My Home had great fun visiting Joseph Bowie, trombone player and frontman of the legendary funk band Defunkt. Joseph Bowie spoke openly about the ups and downs in his life, his struggle with drugs, rehab, religion and his dedication to music. Apart from having a lot of gigs, Joseph gives The Rhythm, Sound & Motion Experience workshop: perfect for the elderly!
Finally, on Modern Senior, Amy Blitchok looks at how we can take control of our health, even when it comes to chronic diseases. Could this be the key to preventing cancer?