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Your last and perhaps most meaningful gift to your family is to clearly communicate how you wish to be remembered at your funeral or memorial service. By clearly communicating your funeral plans, you ease the strain and burden on family at this stressful time.

Adults who maintain an active social life with their family, friends, and social organizations maintain higher mental functions and are more satisfied with life than those who “cocoon socially” in their retirement years. As we age, here are three social things we need to do to improve our mental functions.

fitness 3448864 1280Many of us are planning to invest our retirement years in making a positive change in society. Our great plans can be cut short if we do not take care of

Frank Fain“In life it isn’t what you’ve lost; it’s what you’ve got left that counts.” — Hubert H. Humphrey

Each day we are getting older. We must accept this life fact and develop an

Frank FainNumerous research studies have found that a person’s attitude about aging greatly influences how he or she ages. Those with a negative attitude about growing old tend to have a poor old

Frank FainIn Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus communicated that house builders picked one of two foundations: either sand or solid rock. Today, adults pick one of two approaches to aging: “incident aging” or “planned aging.”

Frank FainIn this month's 55+ Adults column, Frank Fain answers commonly-asked questions about Social Security.

Frank Fain“But at age fifty years they shall retire from service in the work and not work any more.”

Many Christians quote Numbers 8:25 and then say, “See, God says we are to

Frank FainThe Gospel of Mark chapter 5 reveals Jesus is a miracle worker of the difficult events adults will suffer. In these verses, Jesus heals two very ill adults and he raises from

Frank FainIn Ephesians 4:1-3, the Apostle Paul lists five key Christian lifestyle practices. Four practices are to “[b]e completely humble, gentile, patient and motivated by love.”

The fifth Christian lifestyle practice is for