Seniors have made it known through numerous surveys that they desire to age in place, but keeping the home safe and accessible can require expensive upgrades and improvements. MoneyWise editor-in-chief Doug Whiteman wrote in a recent article ‘How to Find Financial Assistance for Aging in Place’ about the many options out there to help seniors…

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Baby boomers and seniors who proactively set up retirement accounts have more than $100,000, on average, in savings than their peers who did not, according to a recent study by personal finance publication MagnifyMoney. But across the entire board, 29% of households have less than $1,000 saved in any type of account. Using data from…

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More than 80% of seniors want to age in place for as long as possible — and they plan to make home modifications and use the latest technology to do so. For the survey Aging in Place or Assisted Living Facility: Where Do Retirees See Themselves Living, the Retirement Living Information Center asked 2,300 adults…

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The better the weather, the more seniors venture out and get active. So say researchers who assessed the activity levels of more than 1,200 adults in Norway, aged 70 to 77, who were grouped based on whether they scored low, medium or high on a fitness test. “Older people in poor physical condition become less…

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Yet another poll reveals that all generations feel unprepared when it comes to retirement savings — with 21% of baby boomers lacking adequate savings to cover one month of basic expenses, according to AARP. Co-commissioned with the Association of Young Americans, the “Three Generations Survey” asked baby boomers,Generation Xers, and millennials, a variety of retirement…

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One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it’s possible to avoid some of these serious injuries. When seniors who are at risk of falling have a prevention plan, they’re less likely to suffer a tumble-related hospitalization, the study…

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Senior home equity is continuing its upward march, with housing wealth reaching $6.9 trillion in the second quarter of 2018. Equity for homeowners 62 and older grew $130 billion over the first quarter of 2018, according to the most recent figure from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. Reaching a new…

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After crunching all the numbers, Realtor.com has released a list of the most and least expensive places where the rapidly expanding baby boomer population can spend their retirement years. Realtor.com looked at cities already popular for seniors, and, not surprisingly, three of the most affordable locations are in Florida, with Sebring, Fla. and its $180,000…

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There’s disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older. Aspirin has long been recommended for middle-aged folks with a history of heart disease, to prevent future heart attacks or strokes. Researchers had hoped that aspirin’s specific effects…

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The desire to remain at home during retirement continues to be extremely important to people as they age, according to a new report from AARP. The data, released last week as part of the senior advocacy group’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences survey, shows that almost 80% of adults age 50 and older want to…

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