“This is essential reading for anyone clearing out your own or a loved one’s home.
” —The Wall Street Journal It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents’ home.
Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime’s worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself.
Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly—and, in the best of situations, even memorably.
Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts—antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists—to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.
Winner of: the 2017 Gold National Mature Media Award; the 2017 Silver EXCEL Award in the General Audience Book category; the 2016 Silver Nautilus Award; and the 2016 Bronze National Mature Media Award! .
Long-Term Care: Planning for Finance, Medical, and Living Expenses We’re living exciting bonus years—decades that our parents and grandparents didn’t have.
Even more importantly, it helps you chart the next steps to live the life you choose, as independently as you choose, no matter your specific circumstances and needs.
Here, finally, is a roadmap for you and your family to best understand, and plan ahead.
AARP’s Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies helps you and your family understand the growing range of opportunities.
But how to navigate this complex terrain? Questions abound around long-term care planning: Where to live? How to get the best medical care? What to do about advance directives, wills and trusts, and estate planning? And how to pay for it all after you retire? Getting accurate information and answers wasn’t easy.
This book:Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safely for as long as you likeLays out the opportunities and costs associated with independent living, assisted living and other optionsGives you a range of driving and transportation alternativesHelps you navigate the healthcare system, Medicare, and MedicaidSorts out the various sources of care at homeReviews the legal documents you should prepare and updateHelps you determine whether you need long-term care insuranceGives you guidance on talking with your family about sensitive issues, including your wishes as you ageWith this new comprehensive book, you’ll get the credible information and resources you need to face the challenges facing us as we live the life we choose.
An AARP book for caregivers combining day-to-day advice and uplifting guidance in a daily meditations format.
AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart.
Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author’s personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment.
Family care giving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues.
Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress.
The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical care giving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.
And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits.
This groundbreaking guide provides the practical advice and inspiration you need to have open, honest discussions about subjects that can be difficult to talk about.
As you get older, you need to have the Other Talk–about the later years of life.
The Other Talk helps you take control of your life so when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want.
A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably faceIt was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees).
Unlike other books that help adult children who are suddenly thrust into a decision-making role, The Other Talk gives you the tools to develop a strong partnership with your kids to plan for the rest of your life.
Who will manage your finances and how will you budget for unknown needs?Where can your children find important documents they will need to help?Where will you live if you need assistance?What type of medical treatments do you want–and not want–and who will advocate for your needs?The Other Talk helps you address and answer these and other questions in a calm, measured way–freeing you up to enjoy your life and your family.
Grand Award Winner for Print Media in the APEX 2015 Competition!”An exceptional book.
If anything has been overlooked in this thorough book, we can’t think what it might be.
Extremely well researched and well organized, each topic is well written, and carefully presented in as inviting a way as such a topic can be.
If you’re planning on passing away, do your family a favor and get this book.
This must-have book guides you through the steps to wrap up the personal and financial affairs of the loved one who died.
In each chapter, you’ll find convenient checklists to help guide you through the difficult time.
:-)”—APEX 2015 Judges CommentaryA practical resource for dealing with family matters upon death, this first-of-its-kind publication from the American Bar Association and AARP—the nation’s leading associations in the law and the advancement of issues that matter most to people 50+ and their families—helps answer the myriad of questions surrounding what needs to be done following a loved one’s passing.
Although the ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide to Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies does not provide legal advice, it does include legal reasons, implications and complications that cover a variety of questions loved ones face upon death.
Along with the detail-rich text on their top 75 picks, the authors make a solid case for why traveling together is an important factor in improving and sustaining the romance in our lives.
Today Show contributor, AARP Sex and Relationship Ambassador, and best-selling author Pepper Schwartz has teamed up with Janet Lever (former coauthor of Glamour’s Sex and Health column) to create a guidebook to the world’s sexiest destinations.
This witty, helpful book also dishes the dirt on how to pick the right destinations, why travel can rekindle sparks, tricks and tips for passion, and ways to constructively negotiate with your significant other about vacation plans.