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Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing
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Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing

According to the USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating the game.  Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment…

Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision
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Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision

Many empty nesters are finding that they are replacing childcare with ‘parent care’. This is the life situation that has caused many in our age group to be referred to as the ‘sandwich generation‘. One of those life decisions that such empty nesters face in that situation is their aging parents and driving. When is the right time to address that concern?

Retirement Financial Pitfalls | Your 60’s are the New 50’s
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Retirement Financial Pitfalls | Your 60’s are the New 50’s

Tax filing season is upon us (as of this publishing date), and we may not be focused on our long-term goals until our filing is completed. But, once tax season is behind you, ignore these retirement financial pitfalls during the coming year at your peril.  As this video from MarketWatch points out, the retirement landscape…

What Experts Are Saying about Empty Nest Syndrome
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What Experts Are Saying about Empty Nest Syndrome

The Empty Nest Syndrome (ENS) refers to the feelings of melancholy and loneliness that parents experience after their children leave home to pursue independent living. It’s a time of transition for both parents and children, as their lives change forever. But experts say that empty nest syndrome does not have to be a time of…

Baby Boomers find companionship online
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Baby Boomers find companionship online

Attention Baby Boomers – If you’re tired of going to the movies by yourself, or you’ve given up on meeting the “perfect companion” in the produce aisle, it may be time to take the plunge into online dating. Online dating has actually turned out to be a great option for baby boomers. Some studies say…

Putting the ‘Active’ in Active Adult Communities
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Putting the ‘Active’ in Active Adult Communities

The term – “active adult community” typically describes a community designed for residents aged 55 and older. These communities may have been conceptualized 30 years ago as retirement communities for “active retirees,” but today they are more likely to be full of adults, younger and older – both singles and couples – many who still work part- and even full-time.

New Year’s Resolution Success is Yours, Empty Nester
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New Year’s Resolution Success is Yours, Empty Nester

According to a recent survey, only 32 percent of people said they WERE NOT planning on making New Year’s resolutions. Are you one of them, my fellow empty nester? 2018 is a new year. And each year presents us with a psychological new ‘start’. As an empty nester (or almost empty nester), you could also…