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Tips to Help Avoid Senior Scams and Scammers

Seniors lose approximately $3 billion from their savings each year because of scams in the U.S. Around one in 10 Americans age 65 and older are victimized by scammers in their lifetime, but a few tips can save you from falling prey to senior scams.   Don’t give out credit card numbers over the phone Don’t give money to family over the phone Follow the adage “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is?” Don’t give control …

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Turn Your Excess “Stuff” into Retirement Funding

Ready to downsize? If so, you’re not alone. Four in ten retirees move each year, and more than half move to a smaller home. Many adults also choose to move into a retirement community near friends, family or an area they enjoy. Downsizing means more than just moving to a smaller home, however. Before you can move you need to deal with all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. The average American home contains more than 300,000 items. That’s a lot …

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Living Beyond 100

Living beyond 100 has become more of a possibility with the right lifestyle choices, and adults are living well into their 90s and even celebrating 100th birthdays. A recent study published in the American Heart Association Circulation Journal found that specific healthy lifestyle changes added an average life expectancy of 14 years for women and 22 years for men. Each decade, life expectancy rates have increased as people prioritize their health. With people living longer, it’s important to think how to achieve …

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Concordia Life Plan Community to host free virtual event with financial expert on Oct. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 12, 2020) – To equip local residents with the information they need to secure their financial future, Concordia Life Plan Community will host a virtual event with well-known financial expert, Brad Breeding, on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. The free event entitled “Better Knowledge, Better Future” will take place via gotowebinar and will cover financial planning, the role of housing in after retirement and how the senior living industry is responding to the coronavirus.    “We’re pleased to have an …

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Talking to Your Adult Children About Retirement

Talking about retirement with your adult children can be tough. Wrapped up in these conversations are topics that are hard for almost any family to discuss: money, health, aging, security and change. But it’s an important – and exciting! – time in your life, and it’s important to be able to talk openly with your children about it. These conversations often occur as roles shift within families. While your children were once young and in need of your care and …

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Selling a Home in Today’s Market

Selling a longtime family home can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Real estate markets are highly localized and timing the market to get the best possible price can be tricky. With the assistance of qualified real estate sales professionals, however, reviewing market trends and local sales statistics can help you make informed decisions.  For example, according to the Oklahoma City Multiple Listing Service (OKCMLS), the average price of homes sold was $215,990 in the month of April. …

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Resources for Caregivers to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Providing full-time care for someone who needs assistance in your home can be as rewarding as it is challenging. If you’re one of more than 34 million Americans who provide care to an adult age 50 or older, it’s important to know where to turn for help, support and guidance.  This guide to caregiver resources in Oklahoma City and around the country can help you access information and support services. Remember: caregivers need care, too.    General Caregiving Resources American …

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An Expert’s Perspective on Physical Distancing

As our time away from friends and family begins to weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, I found the below letter a comforting perspective on why we are distancing from the most important people in our lives. I was reminded that we do this to protect the people we love the most, to respect and value our neighbors’ lives, and to preserve the communities that have given so much to us over the years. While these physical tests are …

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Downsizing, Rightsizing and Simplifying After Retirement

If you’re an adult who’s at or near retirement, you’re probably going over your options and how you can best enjoy your time. That may include adjusting your living arrangements so you can focus on the people and activities you enjoy most. Your post-retirement years are meant to be full of fun, socializing and spending time with family. That’s why so many adults consider downsizing, rightsizing and simplifying in the first place. In this article, we’ll take a look at …

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What to Know About 55+ and Independent Living Options in Oklahoma City

Active adults are making up a larger and larger proportion of the population. Over a quarter of Oklahoma residents are older than 55, with many enjoying longer, more active retirements. As adults enjoy their time away from work, they often find that the best living option isn’t owning a home, it’s independent living in a community designed specifically for active retirees. These 55+ communities are a type of senior living option that allows adults to enjoy a wide range of …

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