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2 months ago

Dating for seniors

Royce Shook · One of my friend's wife died about two years ago. For about a year he stayed to himself but he slowly started to reach out and he started dating. As a senior, this can be just as exciting and fulfilling as it is at any other age. However, there are some unique challenges and cons ...

7 months ago

Pic de Jour:

Jim Murray · GS #1 Rowan around age 3+. Never left a tip.

9 months ago

Act your Age!

Royce Shook · When you want a child to be more mature, you commonly say, “Act your age.” This phrase gets a lot of use even for adults, probably mostly for middle-aged men who lapse into immature behaviour from time to time. But there is a truth behind that little phrase. · For each phase of o ...

11 months ago

The old rules don't apply

Royce Shook · I have talked about the three stages of retirement and what that means for health and lifestyle. I have not talked about how these stages impact you financially. When retirement planning the rule of thumb is you should expect to live about 70% of your pre-retirement income. Betwe ...

1 year ago

New Retirement Trend

Royce Shook · In a previous post I referred to the fact that in the United States most people aspire to retire at age 62, but they actually partially retire at age 65 and fully retire about 70. This trend has been slowed down by the Pandemic as another trend that’s emerging is that people reti ...

1 year ago

Ages 55 to 65 take care of yourself

Royce Shook · In a previous life, I was the department head in a large school and I had several teachers in my department who were in their 60s. Over time, I noticed that some of them, not all, needed more help and were using their sick days more than their younger colleagues. I was at a loss ...

1 year ago

Should you age proof your house?

Royce Shook · Maybe my wife and I are in denial. We've been talking about ageing, and I have thought about whether or not we should prepare to age in place by getting our home ready for the possibility that we might suffer an age-related disability. · My wife from time to time has issues with ...

1 year ago

Have you ever thought?

Royce Shook · I came across this post on Facebook and I have added my own thoughts to it. I don’t know who the author is, but I am assuming it is a woman of a certain age. I have given an answer in non-italics from all the men who loved and continue to love you. · Have you ever thought: ‘I m f ...

1 year ago

Things Lost & Found: Part 1: Religion

Jim Murray · One of the advantages of being in my early seventies and not senile or afflicted with anything that affects my brain, is that you can look back on all the years you spent and see what we have gained and what we have lost. · And somewhere in the middle of all that are the things t ...

1 year ago

Three generations prepare for retirement

Royce Shook · We live longer and many Boomers have retired, but the next two generations are approaching retirement and, are thinking about it seriously. The following posts are from a report called What Is “Retirement”? Three Generations Prepare for Older Age explores American workers' perspe ...

2 years ago

On Being An Atheist In A Religious World

Jim Murray · I’m an atheist. I have been since the age of about fifteen. In religious parlance that is called the Age Of Reason. · When I was fifteen, I was an alter boy at St. Michael’s Catholic church in Fort Erie. I was also something called a Columbian Squire, which the junior version of ...

2 years ago

What Boomers want in retirement 2

Royce Shook · The authors are clear, however, that one size does not fit all. They divide us into four categories, which may help us understand how society may change. · There are “Ageless Explorers, who see retirement as a time of opportunity, adventure, exploration, and personal reinvention ...

3 years ago

Vaccination Information

Royce Shook · I saw on Global News on Saturday morning a physician speaking on the likelihood of contracting Coronavirus in Canada--and the comparison to Influenza. · Coronavirus has had about 106,018 cases worldwide and about 3,571 deaths reported with  58,645 recovered.  · Source:  h ...

3 years ago

Learning a new language?

Royce Shook · According to a study, A Critical Period for Second Language Acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 Million English Speakers the best time to learn a new language with native-speaker proficiency is by the age of 10. Children under 10 can more easily absorb information and excel in the new ...

3 years ago

Age-Well NCE Inc

Royce Shook · Have you ever heard of AGE-WELL NCE Inc.? I haven’t and I have been writing about senior issues for about 10 years and have been involved in creating and delivering workshops on senior health and wellness. I guess they are not promoting themselves to senior populations but only t ...

3 years ago

Age Friendly Communities and seniors

Royce Shook · The third topic I think is important is the issue of the concept of Age-Friendly Communities. Since 2005, the provincial government has provided $6.25 million to support the program. To date, more than 148 local governments have completed projects or been approved for funding. Th ...

3 years ago

The ageing workforce and mandatory retirement

Royce Shook · The 'William Fry Employment Report 2019: Age in the Workplace' examined an ageing workforce and mandatory retirement in Ireland, showed that the mindset amongst the Irish workforce is changing when it comes to career longevity and anticipated retirement ages. 61% of those surveye ...

4 years ago

The future is bright

Royce Shook · Looking forward to 2019 and beyond, I see that a wonderful future is waiting for us as humans. Humankind will create wonders on Earth, we will build cities on the moon and Mars. There will be artificial general intelligence that surpasses our level of thinking, molecular assemble ...

4 years ago

Living past 70, have you planned well?

Royce Shook · Aegon an English pension and life insurance company asked a panel of 700 consumers from age 18 to 64 to reflect on aspects of life that might influence their financial well-being at age 70 such as work, health and caring responsibilities. · This year there is an increasing number ...

4 years ago

Planing to retire? Do not focus on money

Royce Shook · Money is not everything when you are making the decision to retire. I am not thinking wealth is not necessary, it is. Making a decision to retire is more than just counting your pennies. Talk to financial advisor about your retirement and they will, I bet, concentrate on how much ...

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