Unconditional Caregiving
Journalist Richard Lui's father, Stephen, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease nine years ago. Not long after the diagnosis, the New York-based MSNBC/NBC news anchor began commuting cross-country to San Francisco each week to help care for his father,...
Early retirement: What it’s all about
After decades of punching the clock, you’d love to quit your job when you turn 65 (or soon after). But retiring early isn’t as simple as saying, “I quit.” Here’s what you need to know about the financial and health insurance aspects of early...
How to help a loved one make sense of Medicare Advantage plans
Whether you’re a full-time caregiver for a parent or just lending a hand now and then, you know how important it is that they have great health care. And for people age 65 and older, that usually starts with a Medicare plan. But if you’re new to this part...
3 estate planning mistakes to avoid
With apologies to poet Robert Burns, the best-laid estate plans of women and men sometimes go awry. Consider the friend of estate attorney Roz Carothers' client. The woman, a single parent, left behind a detailed estate plan, but also left behind a problem:...
Could a smarter home help you age in place?
In the heart of Louisville’s Innovation District sits the Thrive Center, a 7,500-square-foot space dedicated to showing how technology can enhance the lives of older adults. And in the center of the center is the prototype of a smart home — including...
The ticking time bomb: Ageing population
When Emma Morano died in Italy April 2017, she was the world’s oldest person. She was also the last link to the 19th century, having been born in November 1899. According to a BBC report, the 117-year-old woman’s life “not only spanned three centuries...
We are those guys: four decades on the Pacific Crest Trail
In the summer of 1981, Rees Hughes and Howard Shapiro, along with mutual friend Jim Peacock, set out to hike the section of the Pacific Crest Trail that runs through Washington state. It was their first encounter with the 2,650-mile PCT, which stretches from...
Day is done
I’ve played the trumpet since I was 11, and I even majored in music in college. After I became a nun, in 1992, I played only at Christmas and Easter, and I missed playing more. Fortunately, about 10 years ago, I heard about Bugles Across American and signed...