Boomers & Beyond

Sun
05
Jun

Creative ways to use fresh, summer ingredients


When making homemade bread this summer, try adding zucchini to it.

In summer, the abundance of fresh ingredients can be overwhelming, especially if you stick to the same old recipes. Make more of the fresh produce available to you at the grocer, farmers market and even your own garden, by thinking creatively.

Sun
01
May

Tips to create the perfect picnic


High-performance blenders are ideal for creating healthy, on-the-go recipes.

A picnic is a fantastic way to gather with friends and family. Enjoy a summer breeze on the beach or host a backyard soiree — you can make your al fresco meal as casual or as elegant as youíd like. Pack the best basket with these simple tips.

Sun
01
May

Three ways to begin settling a loved one’s affairs


While going through a love one’s items can cause pain, it can also bring back memories of happier times. (courtesy of Getty Images)

Following the loss of a parent, the list of to-dos can feel overwhelming. Not only are you adjusting to life without a loved one, you may be facing a seemingly insurmountable list of tasks.

Wed
06
Apr

What to consider when choosing a hospital


Views of nature can reduce patient stress. (courtesy of Eckenhoff Saunders Architects)

Few experiences are more difficult than having to endure a hospital stay. But unlike in years past, you can now educate yourself on both healthcare providers and facilities, much like you would for any product or service.

Sun
03
Apr

Four tips to live better in retirement


Retirement can healthy and productive learn how to make these years the best golden years. (Pressmaster — Fotolia.com)

The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, say experts.

Wed
09
Mar

Tips to make spring cleaning safer and easier

If you love the results of spring cleaning, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be.

Sun
06
Mar

Home design tips for Baby Boomers


A walk-in tub, pedestal sink, and raised-height toilet are key bathroom safety features. (courtesy of StatePoint)

There are about 76.4 million Baby Boomers in the US, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As this population ages, it will become important that features on their houses promote safety, are easy-to-maintain, and last a long time.

Sun
31
Jan

Tips to prevent and treat cold sores this winter

There are things you can do to prevent this common winter virus. (Piotr Marcinski - Fotolia.com)
There are things you can do to prevent this common winter virus. (Piotr Marcinski - Fotolia.com)

Did you know that the cold sore virus is very common? In fact, eight out of 10 people have it. If you’ve ever had one, you already know that an outbreak can be painful and unpleasant.

Sun
31
Jan

Nine tips for aging well

Simple things like exercising can help prevent age-related health problems. (courtesy of Getty Images)
Simple things like exercising can help prevent age-related health problems. (courtesy of Getty Images)

Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. 

Tue
05
Jan

Five tips for better financial health

Looking back at last year’s finances can help you be better prepared for this year. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Looking back at last year’s finances can help you be better prepared for this year. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

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