Boomer Dilemmas


Secrets

Secrets are a powerful form of control, and aging parents may elect to keep them about their health, finances or long term care in an effort to preserve some semblance of choice. The withholding of key information, however, may ultimately…

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Aging Boomers Playing the Cohabitation Card

“The rising number of cohabiters ages 50 and older coincides with rising divorce rates among this group. With the higher divorce rates and a growing share of people who have never been married in this age group, more individuals are…

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Home Unfurnishing Your Parent’s Stuff

This is an excellent article by Richard Eisenberg that offers eight strategies for systematically paring down the stuff of aging parents that apparently nobody wants. It’s a necessary but ultimately awkward ritual of sorting with an eye towards aggressively casting…

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The Rise Of Dilemmas

The landscape of old age is populated with dilemmas, which represent a new and confusing layer of complexity. Here’s why. We are all raised to be accomplished problem solvers. It is a skill set that focuses on the elimination of…

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The Rejected Power of Attorney

It turns out that the power of attorney you so carefully arranged for an aging parent may be rejected by their bank or brokerage firm because it wasn’t drafted on their form. Of course you find this out when your…

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Boomer Blended Style of Senior Living

It appears boomers are willing to downsize into “blended” senior living communities that include ample amounts of fit as well as less fit residents. This article looks at one builder’s offering of how this might play out… Aging boomers fuel…

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