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Respect Your Elders: Jane Goodall »

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#RespectYourElders: Dr. Jane Goodall (born 1934), is one of the world’s best-known primatologists, a scientist that studies primates. Inspired by a love of animals, Goodall traveled to the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in 1960, in what is now T...  

Four Ways to Assess Your Assisted Living Options Before You Need Them - and Why You Should Do So »

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Moving to an assisted living community is a big decision, and one that can ultimately improve your quality of life by providing the support you need. However, many people put off making a move and, as a result, choose a place to move in a rush whe...  

Respect Your Elders: John Glenn »

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John Glenn (born 1921), the oldest person to fly in space, is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Glenn trained as a military pilot and served in World War II and the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He later served as a test ...  

Respect Your Elders: Desmond Tutu »

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Desmond Tutu (born October 7, 1931) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Desmond Tutu originally rose to prominence in the 1980s as the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and a staunch opponent of apartheid in South Africa. Since then he h...  

Simple Ways to Preserve Your Loved One’s Stories »

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Stories are a way to pass on values, experiences and lessons to help others learn and grow. Across all cultures and societies, stories have always been shared. You can likely think back to a story that has shaped your life, whether it came from a ...  

Financial Planning for Retirement »

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Retirement is an exciting time. After years of shaping your day-to-day life around a job, retirement can provide the welcome opportunity to explore other passions and contribute to society in meaningful ways you may not have had time for previousl...  

Respect Your Elders: Stan Lee »

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Longtime cartoonist Stan Lee (born December 28, 1922) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Since the 1950s, he has created many of America’s most beloved superheroes for Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man and the X-Men. He is one of the mo...  

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Making End-of-Life Decisions Now Will Help You Later »

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In the event of an emergency, do your loved ones know how you would want to be treated? Is there a legal record of your wishes? April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day dedicated to advanced planning for difficult healthcare situation...  

Respect Your Elders: Gene Wilder »

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Gene Wilder (born June 11, 1933) is this week’s #RespectYourElder feature. Wilder has received critical acclaim for his roles in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, and Silver Streak. Originally born Jerome Silberman in Mil...  

How Pets Improve the Lives of Seniors »

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If you’ve ever woken up to a dog’s cold, wet nose in your face, then you know true happiness. Now, the happiness may not be radiating from you. You’re probably not thrilled to find that nose right there. But the dog? Boy is that dog happy just to...