Are you ready to join the gig economy?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 5, 2017 11:40:05 AM

Targeting Older Workers

Los Angeles-based Tengia connects seasoned workers to opportunities in industries they know well. Whether you miss having a place to make a contribution each day or need a paycheck, the goal of the company is to connect older workers with meaningful work.


A Booming Workforce

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 2, 2017 12:33:22 PM

A recent Gallup poll found that 74% of adults plan to work past traditional retirement age. The majority, 63%, say they will work part time, while 11% say they will continue to work full time. Times have really changed – in 1995 only 14% planned to work past retirement. We are just beginning to see the intersection of the aging of the baby boom generation, the outcome of the recession, and the lack of retirement savings for a number of older adults.

Getting Real with Marie Osmond – Living Life on Her Terms

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 31, 2017 12:30:10 PM

By Lori Bitter, for Silvernest & GRAND Magazine

6 Retirement Misconceptions

Posted by Jerry Golden on Jul 31, 2017 9:43:09 AM

In an effort to keep things simple for people who are nervous about retirement – whether they are 42 or 62 – conventional planning strategies focus on how to save and invest money. If you save X amount and invest wisely you will live happily for N years. That is how retirement misconceptions begin.


Books for the Nest: Live Long, Die Short

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 24, 2017 5:50:58 PM

Dr. Roger Landry spent more than 40 years as a preventive medicine doctor. If he could write a mass prescription for America’s aging population, it would likely be the title of his book: Live Long, Die Short. In a nature analogy he likes to use, he advises us to be more like a leaf . . . “become more colorful with age, make more beauty with others than alone, and then drop off the tree” when it is time. The retired Air Force colonel and surgeon is serious about aging vibrantly, and he has the data to support his recommendations.

Let the Caregiver Movement Begin with the Caregiver Bill of Rights

Posted by Sherri Snelling on Jul 17, 2017 2:21:21 PM

As we celebrate American Independence this month, it brings to mind how dependent we are on our nation’s 65 million caregivers.  Over the next 20+ years, the next civil rights issue we will face is a growing older population with more loved ones needing care as they age-- whether diagnosed with a disease, disorder or living with a disability.  There is a great need to recognize and support family caregivers, as they are our nation’s largest volunteer healthcare workforce.  Particularly during July’s National Sandwich Generation Month, we celebrate those who are juggling children, career and caregiving for an older parent.


The Dignity of Risk

Posted by Kay Van Norman on Jul 15, 2017 9:54:27 AM

Two Elders in my life, Eldo and Harriet, taught me about the dignity of risk – one aspect of resilience and independence that is often overlooked as people age.  It’s far too common for well intentioned helpers to pressure older adults – especially those with functional challenges – into a safety bubble. The dignity of risk simply allows people regardless of age or functional ability to continue making the choice of how to live – how to balance personal risk with safety.


When to Think About Independence vs. a Loved One’s Safety

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Jul 12, 2017 10:38:49 AM

She had been living in a gated retirement community in a condominium that she purchased after my father’s death. Shortly after moving there, she stopped driving and gave up her car, but remained quite independent. She regularly took a bus to the grocery store and to do her other errands. She was quite involved in the retirement community activities, had quite a few friends who also lived in the community and nearby, and was quite happy. Everything seemed to be fine until I started to notice that she was anxious and worried about money.  One day, she said that she didn’t have any money in her checking account and needed to move money from her savings account. That revelation was the beginning of quite a journey!


Financial Independence Means Having a Plan for Retirement Income

Posted by Jerry Golden on Jul 10, 2017 9:48:00 AM

Maintaining your financial independence throughout your life is dependent on the plans you make to create retirement income.


When you are working, you have to decide how much to put aside for your retirement savings account. You have to plan for your kids’ education, you plan for owning or renting your primary residence, and to take care of your insurance needs, plus a whole lot of other decisions.


Is America Having A Midlife Crisis?

Posted by Barbara Waxman on Jul 5, 2017 8:51:51 AM

I was recently interviewed on Maryanne Live!, a radio show that asks experts for “insights and common-sense truths” about life. Only this time, it was Maryanne who delivered the most intriguing insight. She asked me:


“Barbara, is America going through a midlife crisis?”

I hadn’t thought about it like that, and when I did, I realized Maryanne was onto something. No matter your politics, there’s no denying that our country has hit a rough patch. We’re acting out. We’re dreading an uncertain future.  We’re struggling to find our place in the world, and struggling even more to figure out how we can make a difference.