Monthly Archives: June 2012

HI, I’M ANDY!

THINK RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS–  Hi there, I’m Andy Landis.  For my first blog—ever—let me introduce myself and let you know what you’ll find here in coming weeks. I’ve been working with pre-retirees and retirees throughout my career.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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HOW TO SELECT YOUR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, PART 3

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS– By Galen- In my first two posts I looked at some things Mary Margaret and I learned about social atmosphere, design, and medical factors. Other crucial questions for us were “Who owns … Continue reading

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HEALING,HOPE AND STRENGTH

  RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM– In May I celebrated the ten-year anniversary of my post-breast cancer life.  As I reflected on how thankful I felt to be alive and on my healing journey, I remembered three gifts that … Continue reading

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IS THE HOUSING MARKET DELAYING YOUR RETIREMENT?

OPEN FORUM – MARK DENNETT – If you’re a baby-boomer, I bet you’re facing a variety of retirement challenges because of the depressed housing market. Many of us bought homes during a time when the market was soaring. Now, we … Continue reading

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RESISTING MARSHMALLOWS….BEYOND WILLPOWER AND SELF-SABOTAGE PART 2

LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB– As I mentioned in the first part of this post, there are four keys to utilizing your will power. The third key is identifying and connecting to our core values, finding a passionate purpose … Continue reading

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OVER THE MOUNTAINS TO GRANDMA’S HOUSE

  ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS–Have you ever wondered what it might be like for your younger relatives to visit you, after you move to a “senior” community? Will they drag their feet at the prospect? Last … Continue reading

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THEN AND NOW:RELIVING THE PAST

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPY – BILL FERRY – Many years ago, long before the Columbia was dammed, Native American’s fished that river. Where the river tapered around the rapids fish gathered to run the narrow chute to get upriver. Because of … Continue reading

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HAVE A GOOD CRY NOW AND THEN

  LIVING HEALTHY – DR. ROBIN MILLER– We know that laughing is healthy, but what about crying? It turns out that it can indeed be therapeutic as long as it is now and then and not all the time. After … Continue reading

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JULY 4TH, POTENTIAL FUN FOR PEOPLE, NIGHTMARE FOR PETS!

YOUR PET’S BEST FRIEND – CHRISTINE MALLAR– July 4th is upon us again. For some people this means good times with friends and neighbors, and for some it means gearing up for a tough night for their furry companions. When … Continue reading

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HOW TO QUALIFY FOR VETERANS ASSISTANCE

HOUSING OPTIONS – BRITTANY WEILER– So far we have covered dates of service, how to order new “original” DD Form 214’s, and the maximum amount a Veteran, Surviving Spouse, or a couple can qualify for on a monthly basis.  The … Continue reading

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