Imagining Your Own Retirement Utopia

Joseph Coughlin, director of MIT Agelab, a “multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them,” has created an imaginative, interactive map of his vision for the future of retirement living. With spaces for “drone delivery,” intergenerational learning centers, and… Read More »

Are You Experiencing “Encore Adulthood”?

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the cohort is finding itself in a brand new position. Boomers are reaching retirement age but not retirement mindset. Whether because of financial necessity, an energetic spirit, a simple desire to keep working, or something else, people are continuing to remain in the workforce for years beyond typical retirement age…. Read More »

Rapper Jay-Z Put His Estate Plans into a Song

Jay-Z, husband to superstar Beyoncé and a successful rapper-turned-business mogul, has released an estate planning themed song on his new album. The song is called “Legacy,” and it starts out with a recording of Jay and Beyoncé’s young daughter, Blue Ivy, asking, “Daddy, what’s a will?” The rest of the track is Jay-Z’s answer, containing… Read More »

Retirement Community or Back to School… or Both?

Aging Wisdom blogger, Jim Waun, recently penned a post comparing his experience in a retirement home to that of his father’s. He shared his father’s frustration with feeling unstimulated and even bored at his home. A ceaseless series of card games, scheduled forced interactions, and repetitive exercise classes create an image that would have anyone… Read More »

Half of Penalized Nursing Homes Continue Giving Poor Treatment

Patients falling out of wheelchairs, taking medicine meant for their neighbor, or being bullied by staff members are nightmare situations that should never occur at a nursing home. Nursing homes face fines and restrictions when they violate safety rules in order to prevent these things from happening. Unfortunately—and outrageously—many homes continue to violate patients’ safety… Read More »

What Was in U.S. Founding Fathers’ Wills?

In honor of the month of our country’s independence, shared some of the founding fathers’ wills. Here are some of the interesting items they passed down. 408 Diamonds. It’s no surprise that our country’s founders were wealthy men, but Benjamin Franklin‘s 408 diamonds left to his daughter came with a contingency: she was not… Read More »