Aging Parents: Whose Life Is It?

Aging Parents: Whose Life Is It?

By Diana Creel Elarde For years, family members had been suggesting to my parents it was time to give up their isolated retirement life in rural Florida. Twenty-some miles separated them from the closest small town, down winding narrow roads. The nearest hospital was...
Thinking About Returning to School?

Thinking About Returning to School?

So you’re thinking about going back to school but have concerns that it’s either too late in life, or that you’ll feel out of place on a college campus. Fear not! Scores of people who are past the “traditional” college age have made the decision to return to school,...
The Retirement Journey: A Process or a Goal?

The Retirement Journey: A Process or a Goal?

By Diana Creel Elarde For years we may have led structured lives with disciplined schedules. But in retirement, do those schedules help or hinder our lives? There are those of us, such as me, who find an open-spaced calendar almost a frightening option. Daily or...
Is Volunteering in Retirement Right for You?

Is Volunteering in Retirement Right for You?

When I sit at my computer day after day, I interact with a lot of people. Someone “likes” a comment I posted on Facebook. Someone else leaves a comment on a blog post that I wrote. Yet another person accepts a trade in an online game that I’ve been playing. Then one...

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