Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take. "We were surprised to discover that the injury rate was considerably lower in crashes where grandparents were the drivers," said Dr. Fred Henretig, an emergency medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the study’s lead author.
You may dream about retiring early, but how do you know if it’s right for you? And how do you accomplish it financially? Here are some tips on how to achieve a successful early retirement.
It’s a question that many people are asking themselves... First your children moved out, and when they did you may have converted those extra bedrooms into an exercise room, a craft room, the ultimate den or the perfect guest room; but how often do you really use them? Now you may be dealing with the loss of your spouse and those unused rooms are daily reminders that you are living in an empty house.
New rules that are being phased in between now and 2016 for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will give people greater flexibility to choose when they want to begin receiving CPP benefits and on how long they can contribute to CPP after age 60. Here are some thing that you should know!
Everyone is now well aware of the push by health advocators and the senior demographic to stay active throughout their retirement years . The question is though, what are the activities that are of interest to me personally? Here are 5 activities that are becoming the talk of seniors across Ontario
How Coffee, Muffins and Lunch Can Add Up to More Gold In Your Golden Years
As a Baby Boomer dealing with hearing loss, memory loss, and unbending knees, they appreciate every bit of senior assistance. That gratitude extends to manufacturers developing products tailored for those with reduced capacity or not familiar with our rapidly changing tech world.
Forever 21 is a retail phenomenon among the younger set, but despite the trend of businesses catering to Baby Boomers, there's no Forever 51 or 61 for those of us trying to find presentable, affordable office fashions. At least such a store would help us figure out the new dress code.
Doesn't it seem female Halloween costumes have devolved into overt sexiness? Even young girls are donning witch costumes cut up to here and down to there. But such outfits just feel unseemly for Baby Boomers rapidly approaching retirement age. Here's a selection of 13 ideas for men, women and couples.
"Its never too late for fall in love!", is the message that Howard Christensen and Cecilia Glen, residents of the MCF Seniors Home in Edmonton are proclaiming to the world.
Getting your home ready to sell can be an overwhelming process. However, there are some effective ways to sell your home and get an offer — below are just some of the main guidelines that boomers and seniors need to know to get a great offer on their home. Read more...
What are you doing for Earth Day? Here are nine easy ways to go green, be kind to the environment and even save some money!
The weather report is often bad even when it's spring. Don't buy into the hype. Here's how to enjoy the weather and get your life back in balance!
Real estate title and mortgage fraud are on the rise and seniors are usually the victims. Here's how boomers and seniors can protect themselves and their homes.
Your health may change during retirement and you could need nursing services and/or long term care. Here's how long-term care insurance can help.
Condo fees are common but what about "special assessments," "reserve funds" and fees for amenities you don't use? Here's what you need to know about fees.
Many mid-life adults don't want to get married. They're divorced, widowed or they have always been single. Here's the case for "getting hitched".
VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.
What five ingredients reduce our risk for getting this disease and keep our memory strong? One ingredient is learning how to manage stress.
It's garage sale time again! If you're downsizing and looking for great ways to make money on your treasures, check out these six tips.
Want a new way to meet someone? Try speed dating. It's a great way to meet people and it has many benefits over online dating.
This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about downsizing your house, including tips and advice for staying in control and making money along the way! Read more...
Does caring for your aging parents make you feel your life is on hold? Here's how to make peace with your guilt and conflicting emotions.
Are you stressed out? Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? Are you on Twitter? Join us for solutions and a fun tweetchat!
Most people are caregivers by default which causes a lot of stress. If you view caregiving as a choice, you can change all that for the better.
The peri-menopausal years are quite a trip. Crying jags, hot flashes, mood swings and 'cougar' hormones. And those chin hairs no one tells you about...
Retirement will be challenging enough without bringing emotional baggage into it. Here's how to break bad habits and get your house in order.
You're never too old to go back to school but college and university can be expensive. Here are some ways to find the money you need.
What happens when you call your elderly mum to check in on her and she doesn't answer? And several minutes later she still doesn't?
Need help downsizing? You're not alone! Join our second "sandgen" Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 11th and we'll help each other!
When it comes to digital literacy, baby boomers and seniors have an important role to play and have also proven themselves quite capable of adapting to changing technology. Read more...
No one likes to have to have the ‘courageous conversation’ with their parents about the possibility of needing long-term care but Jane Baufus discusses why it's important to do it sooner than later. Read more...