Tackling the Difficult Driving Conversation with an Older Relative

Jodi Olshevski, Gerontologist and Executive Director, The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence

Most of us are safe on the road as we age, and if needed, we automatically adjust our driving to compensate for age-related changes by limiting our driving at night and during busy traffic times of the day.  However, driving is such an important part of staying connected that some of us... Continue


9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks

Johnna Kaplan

The winter holidays are beloved for the warmth and light they bring to a cold, dark season. But this wondrous time of year isn’t free from danger. According to the American Red Cross, almost 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, taking over 500 lives, injuring... Continue


America’s 25 Best State Parks

Johnna Kaplan

America's national parks are known worldwide for their dramatic natural beauty. But many of the state parks across the United States are just as spectacular, easier to access, more affordable, and conveniently located in practically every corner of every state. The oldest... Continue


From Queen to Gary: What Will Your Grandchild Call You?

Kathy Simpson

So you're about to become a new grandparent. Congratulations! This an exciting time of transition with a new baby to welcome into the world, a new role to figure out for yourself, and new trends in childbirth and childrearing to catch up on. You also have an all-important... Continue


Have you ever ordered Apple's Siri around ("play Bruce Springsteen's Badlands," "find the nearest Starbucks") or asked Amazon's Alexa to give you the latest news? What about commanding Microsoft's Cortana to speak up and tell you the weather next... Continue


All of a sudden, it seems like everything that used to require a phone call, a complicated planning process, or a wait in a long line can now be done instantly with a tap on your smartphone. That's because of a recent proliferation of on-demand... Continue