Americans are living longer, and we’re all looking for ways to make the most of those additional years. It’s never too early to begin planning how you’ll enjoy that increased longevity — or to help older parents navigate their later years.

Our Active Aging section is a great place to start. It’s your guide to living the good life, with tips on where to live, what to eat, when to retire and more.

(Read the full Active Aging section here.)

Active Aging October 2021

There are many factors to consider, from the location of the community to the design and customization of your individual home.

Technology has made it possible to stay connected with friends, family and other support networks even during times when isolation is a safety measure.

Co-op senior housing for seniors, a program initiated by HUD, has been around since the early 1970s, but mainly in the Midwest. It’s only come to Washington state in the past few years.

The pathologies underlying brain decline can begin years before symptoms emerge. Can everyday behavior provide warning?

As older people may have issues with swallowing and chewing, modifying texture can help people with dementia and dysphagia eat more.

Nearly 50 million robocalls come into the U.S. annually, and experts estimate that up to half may be attempts to defraud consumers.

A smart living environment that facilitates independent living assists the physical, cognitive and psychological activities of older adults.

You can stay close and connected by creating one-on-one moments, and participating in their interests.

With a wealth of experience, the wisdom of age, and a more elastic schedule, retirees are ideally situated to extend themselves in purposeful activity for the sake of others.

Active Aging March 2021

Increased longevity has redefined the meaning of the word retirement.

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Protecting your joints as early as possible can prevent many issues and enhance mobility as you age. Follow these tips to get started.

A new study indicates that the condition might be less of a worry than once believed.

Active aging isn’t just about living longer — it’s about how to keep thriving as we age to enjoy and make the most of that longevity.

Demand for houses in communities built especially for ages 55 and older continues to grow, powered by downsizing empty nesters as well as buyers who have simply had their fill of yard work and major household maintenance.

If you or your spouse is 62 or older, you’re eligible to access a portion of the value of your home.

There are ways to help the process go smoothly and ensure the senior finds a community where they can engage, socialize and thrive.

Active aging isn’t just a physical concept; it also means finding new things you enjoy.

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Learn how keeping a journal can help you express your emotions and improve your mental well-being.

Some senior-living communities are upping their amenities game by offering bars and restaurants, spas and salons, movie theaters and more.

Today’s seniors are enjoying increased longevity, so where they choose to live has become an important consideration.

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The tasty, healthy snack for people of all ages may have added benefits as you get older.