5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in Retirement

Whether that’s traveling, taking up a long-desired hobby or spending more time with the grandkids, you’ll be able to enjoy a lot more of life than when you were working. However, without a career to structure your days, you may find you have an abundance of time on your hands. Many seniors choose to fill that void by volunteering. Not only is it a great way to give back to your community, but it also offers you many personal benefits.

6 Ways to be a Successful Caregiver

An estimated 43.5 million adults in the U.S. (about 60% of them women) act as caregivers to a loved one every year, according to a 2015 study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. In most cases, they take care of a relative, like an aging parent. Providing this support is a big job that can take a toll on a caregiver physically, mentally and financially. Here are some tips to make caregiving a little more manageable:

7 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

Andy Williams once sang that the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for many people it isn’t so cheerful. The impending holidays can be stressful – end-of-year deadlines at work, family problems, poor drinking and eating habits, cold and dark winter days, and other issues can trigger sadness for anyone prone to depression. If you are feeling down this holiday, there are some ways to lift your spirits. Here are some tips: