MG Blog Posts For August 2017

Use Labor Day For A Self-Care Day

Labor Day is more than just an annual holiday that marks the end of summer. The original intent behind creating this federal holiday was to honor "the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country." And who are the often overlooked workers that need to be included in the celebrations this year? Caregivers of aging parents.

by Hilary Young on August 31, 2017

The Financial Realities of Retirement Today

Retirement isn’t what it used to be; between the rising cost of healthcare and people living longer, your retirement savings might not allow you to retire into a life of leisure as you may have hoped. When it comes to money and retirement, the majority of Americans don’t have enough in their emergency fund to cover a $1000 medical expense and that creates a lot of anxiety as retirement age approaches.

by Hilary Young on August 29, 2017

The Rise of Senior Volunteers

People tend to think of retirement as a paid vacation, but in these strained financial times, it’s no longer reasonable to assume that you’ll be able to afford to travel the world or take up leisure activities. In addition to money savvy seniors trying to remain fiscally responsible through retirement, many of them also want to remain engaged in their community. That’s where senior volunteer work comes in.

by Hilary Young on August 24, 2017

Social Interactions Promote Emotional And Physical Health

When the Beatles wrote the song “With A Little Help From My Friends,” they probably were not thinking about the benefits of social activities for seniors. Although it’s true that we are more likely to thrive throughout all stages of life when we have good friends by our side, there are very specific advantages of participating in social activities as we age.

by Hilary Young on August 22, 2017