A Letter from the editor

As the Editor in Chief of Aging I.Q. News, we focus on education and choices. This idea guides everything we do. We offer financial choices for a range of unexpected circumstances, from illness to estate planning. Something that we hear time and time again from our clients is that they had no idea that the options we are offering even existed. In looking for ways to change that, we found that this lack of awareness was prevalent throughout so many important areas of aging and the circumstances that aging people might encounter. We are hoping to help change that with Aging I.Q. News.

How to Prepare your finance

How to Prepare Your Finances Now That Things Are Opening Up

It’s been more than a year since the pandemic started, and the US economy is showing signs of recovery. Covid-19 vaccinations are rising, states have lifted some pandemic restrictions and many travelers are back on the road.

self care

Daily Acts of Self-Care Can Ease Caregiving Stress

Most caregivers I know have a complicated relationship with self-care. We keep a polite smile on when someone (usually not actively caregiving) tells us, “Make sure you take care of yourself, too!” Sure. Of course. Easier said than done.

The Visitors’ Guide to Nursing Homes

No matter what form the visit takes, you’ll want to make the most of the time with your loved one. “It is very lonely for seniors in nursing homes today…

10 Things That Make You Look and Feel Older Than You Are

Is age really just a number? Sometimes it feels like it and sometimes it seems uncompromisingly set in stone. Everyone would like to look and feel younger, but how do we do this?

Mental Health

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health When You Live with a Chronic Condition

Six community members share their advice for navigating the mental health impact of living with a chronic condition

Credit Card skimmers

Essential Security Tips to Keep Your Information Safe from Credit Card Skimmers

Credit card fraud is becoming more sophisticated, with scammers using devices called “skimmers” that steal and store your information after you swipe or insert your card.

Beat the Heat: Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

This summer, many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warm weather, traveling, and reconnecting with friends and family. But it’s important to keep ourselves and loved ones safe in rising temperatures while on vacation, visiting the pool, or enjoying cookouts.

Dating While Living with Family

Are you living with your adult kids? Or have they moved back in with you? If so, you’re not alone.

Summer Cold NPR

5 Ways to Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family

Perhaps the only respite pandemic closures brought to my family — which includes two kids under age 6 — was freedom from the constant misery of dripping noses, sneezes, and coughs.

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Elder abuse isn't a topic anyone enjoys discussing, but it's important to talk about it. Experts estimate that 10% of older adults are victims of elder abuse, yet only a small percentage of cases are ever reported. Elder abuse includes:

Pasta Salad

Top Chef on How to make Pasta Salad a Summer hit.

No one likes that starchy, clumpy mess that even the wasps avoid at summer parties and barbecues. But our favourite chefs have some fresh tips on how to put pasta salad back on your menu

Splurge on a Big Trip

4 Reasons to Splurge on a Big Trip This Summer

Here’s why it pays to spend some money on travel in the near term.

Frozen Dessert Recipes to Keep You Cool All Summer Long

Keep your cool in the kitchen with these frozen treats — from ice cream to ice pops.

Connect With People in the Great Outdoors

Lockdown ending? Go outside into the great outdoors and connect with people again!

Home Care

Advice On Accident And Injury In-Home Care Services

Recovering from an accident or injury can be a lengthy and difficult process. Friends and family members can struggle to provide the injured loved one with the level of care they need for optimal health.

boost your brain power

Want To Boost Your Brain Power? Here’s How!

Why are some people able to learn things quicker and seemingly much easier than the rest of us? While it can be a combination of luck and genetics, for most people it’s because they have worked hard to boost their brainpower. Because just like every other muscle in our bodies, our brains also become stronger the harder we exercise our cognitive skills and the more we use our memory.