IGA035: End-Of-Life Plans -A Roadmap for Loved-Ones To Carry On

Summary:

When someone passes away, their loved ones most often go on a scavenger hunt to pull together the pieces of the deceased life to form a proper legacy, to resolve all matters of the estate, and to put all affairs at rest and at peace. We have a sense of duty to make the burdens of our passing as easy as can be on those we leave behind. And End-Of-Life (EOL) planning is very important in relieving these kinds of burdens. Lee speaks with Jonathan Braddock, who authored a book on the subject with a catchy title – “Click here when I die”. Jon also runs a website that gives individuals an avenue to create and manage EOL planning. This conversation opens the mind on how we can continue to love our loved ones after our demise.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • Why there are billions of unclaimed dollars for life insurance policies.
  • What does End-Of-Life Planning mean? What does it do?
  • What is included in End-Of-Life Planning?
  • How to write your own obituary.
  • Where to keep documents that will be needed after you are gone.

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IGA034: Re-creating Senior Living With Technology Innovations

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We now live in a world where technology has become essential in the management of our lives. Despite the negative effects, technology has brought so many new capabilities and benefits. However, we can see pitifully few of these benefits when it comes to Senior living and senior care. Whether we are talking about independent living communities, assisted living facilities, traditional nursing homes, or memory care units, the tools, and solutions that could be used to further the convenience and capability of older citizens have remained essentially untapped. The senior living options show little evidence of the technological advances that surround us in our normal environments. Lee discusses this situation with Lisa Cini who has been working hard for more than 20 years to study how technology improve the lives of our parents and grandparents (and ourselves). Lisa has authored two books on the topic and provides excellent food for thought in this intriguing conversation.

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  • The 2 primary reasons people go into senior care facilities
  • How technology can be brought into the senior housing market for significant impact on convenience and care.
  • Several interesting and insightful examples of today’s technology which could improve senior living and senior care facilities.
    • Data mining
    • House sensors
    • Medication assistance
    • health monitoring devices

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IGA029: Shared Housing – Real Solutions With Real Benefits

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More Americans are living alone than at any time in the past 42 years, according to the American census bureau.And as we all get older this will present many challenges both individually and socially as a culture. For single seniors, living alone is not always the ideal solution, having both good and bad aspects. But there are new choices on the horizon. For this episode, Lee chats with Annamarie Pluhar who is a strong advocate for the concepts of Shared housing and living with housemates. Of course, having housemates is not really new, but Annamarie has uncovered a process for doing this that minimizes the downsides while emphasizing safety and compatibility. Lee and Annamarie explore these areas and talk about her book which guides an interested person through the whole business of finding the right house-mate. This episode will interest anyone who may be exploring housing options for themselves or those they know or care for.

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  • Required topics to discuss with a potential housemate:
    •  cleanliness,
    • neatness,
    • kitchen use,
    • routines, guests,
    • tasks,
    • noise,
    • bills,
    • pets.
  • 4 basic principles for successful housemate relationships:
    • Understand how you would want to be treated (The golden rule)
    • Deal with problems while they are small. Speak up to prevent bigger issues.
    • Your room is your private domain
    •  Must remain non-romantic and non-sexual
  • How to start the process of finding housemates.
  • How to stay safe.
  • Options if it doesn’t work out

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    A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

  • Shared Housing
  • National Shared Housing Resource Center

    National Shared Housing Resource Center

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IGA018: What Does Dementia Feel Like – The Virtual Dementia Tour

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How do you think it feels to have dementia? Would you like to find out? Before you turn away, consider how such an experience would affect your consideration of those who suffer from the affliction. Would walking in their shoes help you to be a better caregiver? Lee recently experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) created by PK Beville from Second, who joins Lee for today’s discussion. This experiential demonstration deepens our understanding of what dementia feels like.

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IGA017: Co-housing Reinvents Community to Support Older Citizens

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What is co-housing? Wikipedia defines this as an "intentional community clustered around shared space". But that barely scratches the surface of the possibilities inherent in the concept. Today's guest, Cindy Turnquist, and Lee discuss this intriguing community concept and how it addresses the growing need for seniors to age-in-community. Cindy shares her experience and knowledge to educate us about the many aspects of co-housing that will most certainly appeal to a large portion of our older population.

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  • How to determine and evaluate the finances of co-housing arrangements.
  • How are conflicts resolved in such communities.
  • What are the benefits that directly relate to seniors
  • The possible ways in which the community's common areas are used
  • How to find and explore co-housing communities
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IGA016 – What Can You Learn From The Stories Of A Full-Time Volunteer?

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We all know by now that volunteering is an excellent way to connect us to our larger world and bring benefit to our own lives. Today Lee speaks with Barbara Coish, a 78 year old fireball who calls herself a "Full Time Volunteer". She has become involved in so many aspects and efforts within her local town of Windham, NH. The discussion they have reveals Barbara's secret for living a life full of energy, passion and purpose. The first part of the conversation simply attempts to list all the things Barbara does in her community. It takes almost 20 minutes to complete this list and hear the stories behind them. The second part of the discussion highlights the effects that her volunteering efforts has on her life. Listen in and be inspired by Barbara's stories.

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IGA011 – Adjusting to Retirement by Learning to Really Work at Living

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Retirement is a strange beast and is different for different people. This episode exposes the thinking of two retired men to see how their thoughts about retirement have changed after being retired for a few years. Richard O'Shea shares his thoughts with Lee (the other retired guy) about what a successful retirement means and a few "secrets" about handling this phase of life. They touch such topics as retirement fears, the leisure time myth, the role of passion, and individual value systems.

"Retirement provides an opportunity to connect to a larger world, to find an inner self that couldn't get out before, and find an outlet for who you truly are."Lee Mowatt
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  • The "leisure myth" of retirement
  • How retirement changes you as a person
  • How to replace the structure and stimulation of work after you retire.

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Wooden Star Puzzle made by Richard O'Shea

Wooden Star Puzzle made by Richard O'Shea

Other Resources:

How To Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.

How To Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.

 

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