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    9 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Buying Insurance

    When H. Frances Reaves, of Miami, had to place her parents in long-term care facilities in 2014 and 2015, she thought it would be a relative easy, at least financially. After all, her parents had bought long-term care insurance decades earlier.But there were two unpleasant surprises: The policy had a 90-day elimination period, so it wouldn’t start paying until three months after Reaves’ parents were admitted to a facility.   Read More...

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    Music Matters for Older Adults

    By Patricia Corrigan(This article originally appeared on Next Avenue)A piano. A dulcimer. An acoustic guitar.   Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins two awards in international marketing competition

    The winners of the 24th Annual Communicator Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.  With more than 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America received two awards of distinction—one for the 2018 Art is Ageless® calendar and one for a video highlighting the lifestyle...  Read More...

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    The Dementia That Is Often Misdiagnosed

    Deborah and Todd Dolan [Photo credit: Courtesy of Deborah Dolan][/caption]By Kevyn Burger for Next AvenueMarriage problems take many couples by surprise. But Deborah Dolan was caught particularly unaware when her husband Todd began to distance himself from her.“We were truly happy. We were on the same page,” she said.   Read More...

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    A Final Salute to a Military-Veteran Father

    Struggling to correct a 21-year-old error: Emma at Arlington Cemetery [Photo credit: by Cory Schuman, courtesy of the author][/caption]By Wendy Schuman for Next AvenueDay is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill, from the sky. All is well. Safely rest.   Read More...

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    21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

    Jonathan Look being "attacked" by baby elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand [Photo credit: Jonathan Look | lifepart2.com][/caption]By Jonathan Look for Next AvenueSix years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began traveling the world. I had been living a good life but longed for something more. My passions have always been travel, photography and writing, so I decided to take a calculated risk and create a new life on “the road less traveled.&rdq...  Read More...

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    Art is Ageless wins creativity award

    Winning submissions to juried art competitions exclusively for people age 65 and older are displayed in the ever-popular Art is Ageless calendar.[/caption]Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2018 Art is Ageless® calendar won a gold award from the Hermes Creative Awards competition.The Hermes Creative Awards competition is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The awards recognize the outstanding work of creative professionals involved in the con...  Read More...

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    When Your Parent Doesn’t Know He Has Dementia

    It's a common aspect of the disorder, but tough on caregivers.[/caption]By Emily Gurnon for Next AvenueBoth of Kathy Kling’s parents, who are divorced, have Alzheimer’s. Kling recently talked with her mother, Karen Kelly, about her father’s disease. “Oh, I hope I never get it,” her mother replied.She was diagnosed six years ago.Kelly, 82, was a champion high school debater, an activist who spearheaded a Supreme Court victory for the disabled, and a Mensa member....  Read More...

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    What We Can Still Learn From Mister Rogers as Adults

    6 gems from the late, great PBS star [Photo credit: PBS PressRoom][/caption]By Shayla Stern for Next AvenueHi neighbor.You cannot say those words, even many years since Fred Rogers last created new TV shows, without knowing that they’re from Fred Rogers. That gentle voice with the slight drawl soothed even the most restless spirits.I remember coming home from preschool and having my babysitter turn on Channel 12 – my local PBS channel – to calm me before “rest time.&rdquo...  Read More...

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    The Case for Swedish Death Cleaning

    A bestselling book argues for a new approach to decluttering. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Shayla Stern for Next AvenueAlthough I’ve never visited Sweden, I find myself attracted to simple, clean-lined architecture and furniture. I love Swedish pop music.   Read More...

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