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 Aging Well 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.

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“There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to reaping the benefits of meditation,” says Nancy Isenberg, M.D., MPH, a neurologist at Swedish Center for Healthy Aging.

Seattle-area programs offer tools to help avoid injury-causing falls common among seniors.

Only 40% of Americans have planned for their deaths in any way. Conversations around end-of-life, funeral and burial, and after-death plans can bring families closer.

A new report claims that VR gaming may be older adults’ next super weapon in the fight against dementia.

When a family member is diagnosed with dementia it can spark a range of emotions. Education about the disease is powerful for the patient as well as the family.

Studies show that adults who eat an adequate, well-balanced diet not only live longer, but also lower their risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

The change of seasons from summer to fall is an excellent time to review your home’s safety procedures. Keep these factors in mind for home safety and peace of mind.

Harry Oxman, 86, who celebrated his bar mitzvah in 2019, wears his tallit at his office in Philadelphia, July 28, 2022. Rituals like graduations and weddings are few and far between for older adults — some are finding ways to honor their momentous occasions. (Michelle Gustafson/The New York Times) XNYT29 XNYT29

Here and there across the U.S. —including in Seattle — older adults are inventing or reinventing rites of passage at important junctures in their lives.

Using a financial adviser for your investment needs is 100% on brand, but what about all the other parts of your retirement life.