Boomers: Vacation Homes

Boomers: Vacation Homes

INVESTMENT AND ANSWERED DREAM By PAMELA LUTRELL Climbing Sales Who wouldn’t like to spend the golden years listening to waves rolling in on a beach or gazing over snow-covered mountains? For previous generations these have only been dreams; however, the baby boomers...

Strength Training As We Age

Strength Training As We Age

START SLOW, START LIGHT With a desire to have more muscle strength and to lose weight, Karen Burrows, 57, began a strength-training program three years ago and has enjoyed the benefits immensely. “I have more energy and feel better about myself overall,” she says. She...

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers

This sandwich generation is striving for more out of life “The baby boomers annoy me. They think they are so special. I just don’t get it,” said a millennial female to another while walking along at the Shops at La Cantera. Basically, she is right. The generation born...

Karen Kosub: Senior Caregiving in San Antonio

Karen Kosub: Senior Caregiving in San Antonio

Karen Kosub finds Joy by Creating a Successful Day for Dementia Sufferers BY NANCY COOK-MONROE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Karen Kosub points to two sets of doors that mark the entrance to the Bridge to Rediscovery at the Forum at Lincoln Heights. Intended for the...

The Balancing Act of the Sandwich Generation

The Balancing Act of the Sandwich Generation

Who would have guessed that the carefree “Pepsi Generation” and their younger siblings would get so pooped? Little wonder when nearly half of middle-aged adults find themselves caring for elderly parents as well as raising or helping support children or grandchildren....

Senior Care Giving: A Guide to Perserving Family Memories

Senior Care Giving: A Guide to Perserving Family Memories

You can do so even as you downsize. When it’s time to downsize from a 3,500-square-foot home to a small apartment in a senior care residence, one of the hardest things to do is clean out the memories. Living in a big house, it’s easy to hide away all the paper...

Senior Care: Options for in-home care

Senior Care: Options for in-home care

It’s a fact that as our parents age, they will need our help. Nearly 44 million Americans – one in five adults — are family caregivers for a relative or friend over age 50. 1. It’s also a fact that we are more squeezed for time than ever before. We have full-time...

Time to Transition: Indicators that your parent needs a change

Time to Transition: Indicators that your parent needs a change

It seems to happen so quickly.  One day your parent is sprightly and enjoying active retirement, and the next she seems to have aged overnight.  The person who was once your role model for independence is suddenly unable — or unwilling — to do the daily activities...

The CCRC Option

The CCRC Option

Elder care at Continuous Care Retirement Communities Among the choices of housing where aging parents and spouses can get the care they need, Continuous Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are considered the top-of-the-line option. That's because, as the name implies,...

A Tangle of Memories

A Tangle of Memories

Alzheimer disease touches us all While more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with various stages of Alzheimer’s, whether early-onset or advanced, projections are that millions more will be affected as the baby boomer generation ages. This most common of...

What’s Out There For Seniors?

What’s Out There For Seniors?

My next installment of What’s Out There for Seniors deals with various areas of assisted living. In the last issue I discussed the advantages of residential care homes as a relatively new form of assisted living. There are other choices of assisted living that you...

Choices in Retirement Living

Choices in Retirement Living

Finding a good fit in a retirement community is a concern for aging seniors and their families. The number of people seeking these lifestyles is rising as our population ages. For the past several years, many families have been unable to afford the move to a...

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