ADVICE FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST

Do you know what a bucket list is? Most people think it is a list of things you want to do before you die. A typical guess is people want to visit a particular place before dying. Based on an unscientific poll about bucket lists, that is not a bad guess. Travel appears to be a frequent bucket list ambition.  Anne is an American who is proud her ancestors lived for centuries on the group of small islands in the English Channel between the southern coast of England and mainland Europe.

REDUCE STRESS, INCREASE ENJOYMENT FOR A HAPPY 2018

Family caregivers provide practical assistance and enhance the quality of life for frail seniors who might otherwise require placement in a long-term-care facility. Typically, caregivers are spouses or adult children, many of whom are seniors themselves. Their role involves physical, psychological, emotional and financial demands. It can be a heavy load.  If you are a caregiver, consider the following strategies for not only surviving but thriving in the year ahead.

….FULL ARTICLE

DISCOVER A LOVE OF LIFELONG LEARNING

Curiosity, exploring interests and engagement are a few crucial ingredients to healthy and happy longevity. Enrolling in a class just for the love of learning is a great way to do this. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky offers educational and enrichment courses, forums, shared interest groups, trips and more for adults age 50 years and older. Membership for the full year is $25; summer programs are at a prorated fee.

….FULL ARTICLE

….FULL ARTICLE

Use the buttons below to scroll through more great articles from Living Well 60 + Magazine

MORE ARTICLES

Be Sociable, Share!

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on LinkedIn Share on LiveJournal Share on Newsvine Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr

MORE ARTICLES

CONTACT INFORMATION

© Living Well 60+ Magazine - All rights reserved | Design by PurplePatch Innovations

MORE FROM ROCKPOINT PUBLISHING

LIVING WELL 60+ MAGAZINE

HOME | FEATURE ARTICLES | COLUMN ARTICLES | DIGITAL ISSUES | CALENDAR | DIRECTORY | ABOUT | CONTACT

subscribe to living Well 60+


The holidays can be a difficult time but they don’t have to be. A little planning can go a long way. Communicate with your partner and let him or her know your desires during the holidays and how you prefer to spend them. Prioritize what you both want and create a wonderful holiday season together.

The holidays are finally here – and so is the holiday stress. The holidays are a special time to celebrate with family and friends, food and traditions. They are a time to spend with loved ones and make memories. The holidays should be a wonderful, joyous time of year, but with so many different things going on and meeting different demands, they can also present their own woes.


During the holidays, it is essential to have a plan. You should know where you will be spending the holidays or if you are hosting. Try to continue traditions that are already in place, but be open to forming new ones. Also, have a plan for the cooking, gift giving and other events that take place during the holiday season. Here are a few simple guidelines to help make decisions about where to spend the holidays.


Set Priorities. Know what your family means to you and whether being together for the holidays is important to them. Find out your partner’s key holiday moments and the holiday festivities that are most important to attend. If Thanksgiving is not important to your partner’s family, plan to spend Thanksgiving with your family and Christmas with your partner’s family. Work together to make sure you are both spending precious holiday moments with your families.  

AVOIDING HOLIDAY HASSLES

Don’t Commit. It is common for family members and parents to call to ask you where you are spending the holidays. Do not commit to the first person that calls. Set a deadline for you and your partner to decide where you will spend the holidays and with whom. This will allow you both to make a good decision based on the offers made.


Talk to Family. If you do have to divide the holidays, explain to the family your plan. If you plan to rotate which set of parents you spend Christmas with, explain that so everyone understands and has something to look forward to. Reassure the family you want to spend time with each side. You may even bring up the idea of hosting a joint Christmas so both sides of the families can be together.


Be Flexible. The wonderful thing about holidays is that they come around every year. Where you decided to spend the holidays last year does not have to be the same place you decide to spend the holidays this year. Be open to creating new holiday traditions based. Be ready to make quick changes in plans due to weather. Being flexible is one of the best qualities to have during the holiday season.

TANIQUA WARD, M.S

TaNiqua Ward is a Staff Writer for Living Well 60+ Magazine

more articles by taniqua ward