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Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors in Each State

Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors in Each State

Older adults often face boredom with the extra time on their hands after retirement. Continuing education is a great way to fill time, activate the brain, and develop new interests or hobbies. Some websites provide online courses to seniors, and many colleges throughout the United States offer affordable or free courses to seniors.

10 Winter Bucket List Ideas to Cross Off This Season

10 Winter Bucket List Ideas to Cross Off This Season

There's something magical about winter. It's a time of the year filled with joy and excitement. Friends and family meet, and the holiday spirit fills the air. While there are tons of fun activities to do, some of them are harder to keep up with age.

That's why we've compiled a winter bucket list of ideas for seniors. It's an opportunity to take advantage of the cold season with fun and engaging winter activities. What's more, these activities can also done with the entire family. Therefore, everyone will be able to join in and have some fun.

Life Insurance and Annuities: Alternatives to Pay for Long-Term Care

Life Insurance and Annuities: Alternatives to Pay for Long-Term Care

Among the many ways of paying for long-term care, life insurance and annuities have been growing in popularity.

Life Insurance

In its original form, life insurance was intended only to pay beneficiaries upon the death of the insured. Since its inception, however, life insurance has evolved to include many additional options. Some of these options can help pay for long-term care.

How to Sell Your Home and Move into a Senior Living Community

How to Sell Your Home and Move into a Senior Living Community

Selling your home is a big step to transitioning to a new lifestyle. If you're like many of the people considering downsizing or moving to a senior living community, it could have been 30 years since you have last dealt with a real estate agent. For some, this may be the first time you are personally selling your home.

If you have limited experience selling a home, or it has been years since you sold a home, you may have dozens of questions swimming around in your head. "How much is your home worth?" "Where do you find a real estate agent?" "Do I have to make any repairs to my home?" "How will I complete repairs?"

To help answer these questions, we've created this four-step process for selling your home.

2021's Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

2021's Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

As the year comes to a close, we are happy to have the chance to reflect on the past year's learnings and experiences. Yesterday, we published a collection of our most popular blog posts of the past year. This post will focus on ten of the posts from 2021 that flew under the radar and you are most likely to have missed. If you didn't see these posts throughout the year, you can still visit the links below and check them out now! To avoid missing future posts, please consider subscribing to our blog!

Top 10 Popular Posts of 2021: Wellness, Lifestyle, and Aging

Top 10 Popular Posts of 2021: Wellness, Lifestyle, and Aging
As we look forward to the coming of the new year, we are excited to share with you a recap of your favorite content from 2021. The following are the web's favorite blog posts published by Cantissimo Senior Living this year. In case you missed any, now is a good time to check them out! This is part one of two of the 2021 recap series  and features the most popular posts from the year. Enjoy!

9 Tips to Stick To Your Diet through the Holidays

9 Tips to Stick To Your Diet through the Holidays

For many, one thing that marks the holidays is plenty of food to go around for everyone. Tasty treats, delicious desserts, and family members and friends want you to try all kinds of wonderful homemade holiday dishes. This cheerful time of the year can be filled with excellent meals and delicacies. Unfortunately, this can make sticking to a diet particularly challenging for people of all ages.

Often, we have sentimental attachments to delicacies that mark our holiday traditions. As such, missing out on them is harder than the pressure of sticking to your diet. So, if you are in this position, here are helpful tips for sticking to your diet through the holidays!

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Utilities

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Utilities

Nothing wears down your monthly budget like the utility bills. And now that winter is here, it's about to get even worse. With people spending more time indoors in the winter, energy usage increases even more. What's more, the extremely cold climate in this season demands the frequent use of heating systems. Since you can't survive without heating the house, this causes higher monthly utility bills. Fortunately, there are ways to save on winter utilities that seniors can rely on. These tips are simple to implement and will ensure there's no strain on their finances. With that said, let's have a look at them:

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid

Planning for long-term care expenses seems to involve a lot of wishful thinking for many. In a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, only about a third said they were confident they would be able to pay long-term care expenses. Despite this, 54% of respondents said they had done little or no planning for these needs.

One example of wishful thinking is that government programs like Medicare or Medicaid will pay long-term care expenses.

How to Improve Your Patience: 7 Strategies

How to Improve Your Patience: 7 Strategies

The quality of our lives is largely determined by the patience we have. If you're getting frustrated and angry at everything that's going on around you, it might be time to take a step back and think about what's really important in life. When we don't feel like being patient with people, how can anyone expect us to be patient with ourselves?

As we age, it can be challenging to maintain our patience. We may find that we are more easily frustrated with the little things in life. This article will give you some tips on how older people can improve their patience and live a happier lifestyle.