Rising Senior Debt Levels are Concerning Researchers

While more seniors today are embracing more active lifestyles and generally working longer, academics conducting research into the lives of modern older Americans are also recording an increasing trend in seniors’ embrace of debt, which has both financial consequences while also raising mental health concerns. “The median total consumer debt of households headed by someone… [Read More]

Non-emergency 911 Calls Highlight Aging in Place Struggles

An influx of non-emergency 911 calls across the state of Tennessee is straining the resources of area first-responders, showing that there’s progress to be made in terms of allowing more seniors to age in place. According to a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee State Rep. Mike Carter (R) says he wants to… [Read More]

Four-Legged Friends Help Buffer Loss of a Spouse

The loss of a loved one is one of life’s most stressful events. But new research suggests that having a furry loved one still at home may help ease the pain. Investigators looked at 437 older adults, some of whom lost a spouse, either through divorce or death. They found that having a cat or… [Read More]

Survey: Older Adults Struggle with Housing Costs at All Income Levels

Nearly 1 in 3 adults over the age of 45 have struggled to keep up with housing costs over the last 12 months. While these costs predictably hit those with lower incomes harder, the issue is present across all income levels and retirement timelines. This is according to a new survey conducted by real estate… [Read More]

Staying Healthy Now to Work Into Older Age

While you can take Social Security benefits at age 62 and get 75% of your maximum, waiting until you reach full retirement age (between age 66 and 67 depending on the year you were born) gets you much closer to the full amount. But the age at which Americans can collect the most dollars has… [Read More]

The Latest in Assistive Technology for Independent Seniors

All seniors want to live rich, productive lives full of the activities and routines they’ve come to know and love. Unfortunately, difficulties that come with age such as reduced mobility, cognitive impairments, and other health issues can sometimes make living independently a challenge. Thankfully, seniors today are fortunate enough to have access to the latest… [Read More]

Senior Living Survey: 61 Percent of Adults Want to Age in Place

Americans are retaining a strong desire to age in place, as opposed to moving into some kind of assisted living arrangement. 61 percent of surveyed Americans said they want to age in place at their current home, even if they have to live alone. This is according to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf… [Read More]

Even Age 80 Is Not Too Late to Begin Exercising

Even seniors who never exercised regularly can benefit from a workout program, researchers say. A new study found that men in their 70s and 80s who had never followed an exercise regimen could build muscle mass as well as “master athletes” — those of the same age who had worked out throughout their lives and… [Read More]

More People Plan to Keep Working After Retirement

63 percent of self-employed American workers describe themselves as “looking forward” to retirement, and 26 percent say that they are “very much” looking forward to their post-working lives. The importance and form of retirement is also variably defined based on different demographics, and incorporates an increasing trend of of continuing work into a person’s senior… [Read More]