Carol Cummings and guest bloggers, including Juliet Klinger, write a weekly Optimum Life Blog touching on a wide range of topics impacting seniors and their friends and families.
Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie
During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be nice, but in reality she left me feeling diminished. While reflecting on this later I was a b... Read more
Downsizing 101: 7 Tips for Scaling Back
If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you’re at least starting to think about downsizing and moving to a smaller living space. And that’s doubly true if you’re considering a move to senior living, where the options are generally less spacious than mos... Read more
7 Secrets to Paying for Senior Living
Choosing the right senior living community to call home is an important decision. Although it’s difficult to put a price on outstanding care, we understand that cost can be a big concern for many families. Allow us to share these seven financial tips... Read more