From the monthly archives: June 2013

Graceful Aging

On June 27, 2013 By

Good design helps us age gracefully.

I use drug store reading glasses when the light is low, the type is small or the print to paper contrast poor. When the light is good I do not need the glasses. My ability to read has to do with my eyes but it is also a function […]

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I’ve often used the images people have of certain brands to convey concepts of value to clients.

I might describe certain movers as a Kia (basic, dependable no-frills moving) or a Lexus (high quality, cuts-no-corners moving). People seem to get this approach. I use this tactic when discussing Moving Solutions charges, as well. “We’ve never tried […]

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High Tech Solutions

On June 20, 2013 By

My floor knows when I fall?  Really?

OK, let’s face the facts about the statistics of adults falling right up front:

One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or […]

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Have investors learned about long-term investing?

After an impressive 16% gain in 2012, the S&P 500 appears to be on track for another double digit return in 2013. This fact has apparently not escaped investors’ attention, as money has started flowing back into equity mutual funds after 5 years of net liquidations. Have investors finally […]

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As you know, travel is often a high priority for those of us who are looking forward to retirement or who have already started this transition. has a fun list of “The World’s Worst Tourist Traps.”  Feeling a bit smug, and considering myself  well-traveled, I scanned the list and was mortified (elated?) to see […]

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8 New Technologies

On June 11, 2013 By

From AARP’s Health Innovation @50+

May 30 marked the beginning of the AARP Life@50+ National Event in Las Vegas – and it also marks the results of the Health Innovation@50+ event sponsored by the Thought Leadership team led by Jody Holtzman at AARP. The finalists are noted below, with their descriptions drawn from the AARP website.  Not noted are […]

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Kobe Bryant’s mother is trying to auction off old high school stuff he left in her house, and Bryant is trying to stop her. Bryant contends that the things belong to him; his mom says he left them there and said he didn’t want them. She wants to use the $450,000 advance from the auction […]

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