Month: May 2017

Volunteer Ombudsmen Give Nursing Home Residents a Voice

(This article appeared previously on Kaiser Health News.) Since retiring four years ago, Barbara Corprew has visited Paris, traveled to a North Carolina film festival and taken Pilates classes, focusing on — as she puts it — just “doing things for me.” Now the former Justice Department lawyer, who worked on white-collar crime cases, is… … Continue reading Volunteer Ombudsmen Give Nursing Home Residents a Voice

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We Answer Your Questions About Learning Music After 50

Recently, we asked you what you wanted Next Avenue to research about participating in music as an older adult. Why ask such a question? We’ve learned from our past coverage of the strong positive effects of music that participation in music is a benefit to us as we age in many ways. In answer to… … Continue reading We Answer Your Questions About Learning Music After 50

6 Tips to Recover From Back Surgery Successfully

Nine years after a successful spinal fusion of two vertebrae in my lower back that relieved 90 percent of my sciatic and peripheral nerve pain, the stress on the next level up my back started to cause similar problems. A year later, I found myself facing another back surgery and dreading the ordeal of recovery.… … Continue reading 6 Tips to Recover From Back Surgery Successfully

How to Keep a Divorce From Wrecking Your Finances

Divorce is always sad, but when it turns ugly, it’s terrible. You may remember The War of the Roses, the dark comedy where Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas start out as a perfect couple and end up destroying their possessions — including their luxurious house and cars — because they can’t agree on who gets… … Continue reading How to Keep a Divorce From Wrecking Your Finances