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The Gig Is Up:  How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

The Gig Is Up: How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

Amara Rose August 15, 2017 2

Once upon a 1099, it was called freelancing. The newest catchphrase is “gig economy“. But however one refers to flexible, part-time, independent contractor work, it seems seniors are piloting the ship: since 1995, those

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Are You Sure It’s Dementia? Paving New Neural Roads

Are You Sure It’s Dementia? Paving New Neural Roads

Amara Rose August 8, 2017 4

Scientist, yogi and author Lisa Genova, who wrote Still Alice, shares some encouraging words for brain health. While we can’t change our genes or prevent aging (yet!), restorative sleep is “like a power cleanse

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And In The End…

And In The End…

Amara Rose July 25, 2017 2

We’ve explored death and dying issues a number of times: Death, Be Not Proud The Final Frontier: Saying Yes to Death Facing the Inevitable with Grace and Wit Preparedness: Shedding New Light on the

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Retirement Wizardry:  Where the Smart Money Meets Reverse Mortgage Magic

Retirement Wizardry: Where the Smart Money Meets Reverse Mortgage Magic

Amara Rose July 5, 2017 2

As 10,000 baby boomers a day turn 65 (a phenomenon that began in 2011 and continues through 2029), retirement savings — or the lack thereof — continues to be grist for financial columnists nationwide.

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Decluttering Our Later Lives

Decluttering Our Later Lives

Amara Rose June 13, 2017 6

In a humorous Ziggy cartoon, a man and his dog dig for buried treasure, the man dreaming of gold, and the dog, of course, dreaming of “dog gold”: a chest full of bones. Each

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What the Hack Is Going On?  Digital Protection for Older Adults

What the Hack Is Going On? Digital Protection for Older Adults

Amara Rose April 25, 2017 0

Ideas for Safer Senior Tech I’ve written about how my formerly “Luddite” dad (his term) learned to use a computer at 89, becoming adept enough to hire a plumber based on Yelp reviews and purchase

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Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Amara Rose April 18, 2017 1

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 2 “The paradigm of creating dependence for elders is so ingrained,” says Emi Kiyota, PhD, even those who work in the field may need to be shocked into

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Planning -Or Procrastinating?

Planning -Or Procrastinating?

Amara Rose March 28, 2017 2

Recently, a HECM client contacted ReverseFocus.com with a crucial question: is his new wife covered under HUD’s Non-Borrowing Spouse (NBS) provision if he passes away first? He’d saved this blog post that touched on

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