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If you are looking for guest blogging opportunities, submit your blog post to write for us. Founded by Kendall Van Blarcom, Van Blarcom Consulting is based in California. We provide personal consulting to over 1,000 clients around the world. Counseling remotely is a proactive way to reach seniors and individuals who are housebound. Van Blarcom …

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Discussing options for affording long-term care.

Figuring Out How to Pay for Long-Term Care

When long-term care is needed, it can be stressful for a family. The decision itself carries a lot of emotion, and the financial figure connected to the care can be far more than a family can afford. In some instances, Medicaid is an option. Others choose to use a combination of resources, including savings and …

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Ideas when you are looking for holiday gifts for seniors.

6 Last Minute Helpful Holiday Gifts for Seniors

If you are looking for presents for friends and family members, holiday gifts for seniors could be on your list. Even when time is short and your schedule is busy, there are last minute gifts your loved one will appreciate and enjoy.  Audible Books Many enjoy listening to audible books. They can be an ideal …

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Unexpectedly becoming a caregiver can lead to personal stress.

Unexpectedly Becoming a Caregiver

When there is a sudden accident or illness, it is possible to find yourself unexpectedly becoming a caregiver. It is a role many feel unprepared for, and if you are a caregiver to your spouse, you may find yourself now making all of the financial and medical decisions, ones you used to make with the …

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Ways to cope with depression.

How to Cope with Depression During the Holidays

Everyone says the holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year. Are they joyous for you? For some people, it really is a magical time. But many others cope with depression during the holidays. Unfortunately for many people, particularly seniors, dread, sadness, and loneliness are experienced. Depression during the holiday season is common, …

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Talk through changes when one spouse wants to retire.

What if My Spouse Wants to Retire but I’m Not Ready?

Many marriages thrive on routines, such as getting up for work at a certain time and later connecting at the dinner table for a conversation about what happened during the day. But what if your spouse wants to retire and you would prefer they continue working? Retirement can completely change the energy of a household. …

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Make changes to feel better about life and yourself.

Feel Better about Life and Yourself

Do you ever reflect on your life and feel sad? When you think of reasons why you are sad, do you feel as though there’s no hope for change? There is hope. You can make changes and feel better about life. Feeling good is an option, you don’t have to feel sad, hopeless, and helpless. …

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Learn new ways to make friends later in life.

10 Ways to Make Friends Later in Life

Young adulthood is often a time filled with activities and friends, but it can be harder for individuals to make friends later in life. After all, young adults often connect through college classes, internship programs, entry-level career positions, and weekend parties. But when you are in your 50s or older, these types of activities are not …

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Where to turn when no one will listen.

When No One Will Listen

You call your son, but he quickly rushes you off the phone because he’s busy with work. You call your daughter, but she doesn’t answer. Or when you speak to your spouse they are too focused on a television show to listen. In these situations, you may feel no one will listen to you. You’re …

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Signs someone you love may need caregiving help.

5 Signs a Older Adult May Need Caregiving Help

People plan for their older years in different ways, but it is important to keep in mind that not everyone ages the same. Some may tell their friends and family members they plan to live alone without assistance, but what is true for one person may not be true for another. For example, just because …

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There are tools to help remember things.

4 Ways To Remember Things

Memory is a strange and wonderful part of being alive. But sometimes it feels like we remember all the unimportant, trivial things and forget important items. If you are looking for ways to improve your memory, there are techniques to make it easier for you to remember things you wish to recall. When you feel …

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