Author: theagingboomer

Big Social Security COLA will be offset by Medicare premium rollercoaster

Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 – but don’t break out the champagne just yet. For many, higher Medicare premiums will take a big bite out of their raise. The 2018 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will not be announced until October, but inflation trends point … Continue reading Big Social Security COLA will be offset by Medicare premium rollercoaster

How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place

Live in your own home, on your own terms, in your own community. That’s what most people imagine their later years will be like, says Paul Nikolaidis. But not all homes or communities are designed to support that goal. Nikolaidis was, until recently, a development officer and social worker for Morningside Retirement Health Services and… … Continue reading How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place

9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break

“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a chance to rest and recharge — goes to the family member or other volunteer who would normally be… … Continue reading 9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break

The Easy, Inexpensive Way to Make Your Own Movie

Have you ever wanted to make a movie? A lot of people — myself included — have nurtured fantasies about becoming a budding director or attending film school at some point in our lives. But for all kinds of reasons (not having millions of dollars, equipment or know-how to create a movie, for example), you… … Continue reading The Easy, Inexpensive Way to Make Your Own Movie