March Happenings

Spring is in the air, and while the winter weather has certainly been unusual this year, most of us are glad to see the arrival of spring. With the arrival of spring comes a flurry of activity. This month I will be participating in quite a few events getting the…

Age out Loud!

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate and focus on the accomplishments, the contributions, and the inspiring stories of those of us who have lived a long life. It is a time to give extra attention to the fact that growing…

The Importance of Planning

There is an old adage that says, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This adage holds true in the area of planning for later life, whether it be for ourselves or our loved ones. Many people engage in retirement planning in the sense that they endeavor to…

Planning for a Better Later Life

January marks the beginning of a new year. It is a time when people often resolve to make changes in their lives. Traditionally these resolutions are not very long lived, falling by the wayside weeks, days, or even hours after they are embarked upon. I think that this is because…

Be Thankful

Do you ever get discouraged? Of course, we all do. Things don’t go our way, we suffer aches and pains or serious health problems or people let us down. There are certainly lots of things going on the country to get discouraged about. With Thanksgiving coming up this month, how…

Back to School

Although more and more schools are now starting in August, I still think of September as the time when children go back to school. After a summer of relaxation and sleeping in, it’s time to hit the books again. And while for many of us our days of formal schooling…

Are you a Planner or a procrastinator?

Are you a planner or a procrastinator? Do you view making plans to live independently in your home for years to come as smart planning or as surrender to the ravages of aging? How you answer these questions will help determine whether your actions will lead to a greater possibility…

The time has come

My name is Chris Moore. I am the Director of Education for the Western and Central Virginia Aging in Place Council. I have been involved in construction in one form or another for thirty years and have owned my contracting business for fifteen. I have been actively involved in promoting…

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