Episode 135: Golden Years, Golden Choices

It’s easy to dread the aging process and life during our golden years because we fear losing our independence and saying goodbye to familiar things. Many of us are frustrated with relying on others to do our gardening, house care, and ongoing maintenance and are saddened by the thought of selling our home.

In this episode of LIFE’s Inside Track, we’ll delve into how to retain our independence before and during the transition with key strategies you need to know.

Join Ken and Yetta to learn how to safeguard everything you’ve spent a lifetime building for yourself and your loved ones.

Is a Senior’s Home My Only Option? | Jackie was worried. She knew winter was coming, and since her husband had passed on five years ago, she couldn’t keep up with snow on her walkway, let alone her laneway. Last year, she slipped on the ice while shoveling and broke her wrist; this year, she feared it might be a tailbone or worse. Her daughter lives too far away to help with day-to-day maintenance and has been pushing her to move into a retirement community. Jackie loves the quiet of her home but doesn’t know how to maintain her home as she ages.

What would you do if you were Jackie?

In this segment of LIFE’s Inside Track with Ken and Yetta, we’ll consider how to know whether you can make adjustments to your living situation or whether it’s time to actually move from your home. Watch this video as we evaluate the writing on the wall and some of your many options to thrive in your golden years. 

Power of Attorney: Protect What’s Yours | Bill felt terrible for his father. He had heard elderly scams were on the rise, but he didn’t think it could ever happen to his 80-year-old dad, who had always been so careful with his money. Someone had called his dad and threatened him on the phone to call the police and charge Bill’s dad with fraud unless the father took $6,000 out of his bank account and transferred it. The scam didn’t make sense, yet his father was left confused; he went along with it.

Bill realized his father couldn’t make sound decisions with his money, yet he didn’t want to force his dad to relinquish control of his bank account. What could he do?

In this segment of LIFE’s Inside Track with Ken and Yetta, we’ll explore why lining up a Power of Attorney is essential to preserving the wealth you’ve worked so hard to earn. Watch this video as we contemplate whether things will stay on track or go off the rails. It is about ensuring you and your loved ones are set up for success.

Supporting Seniors as They Transition Out of Their Home | Transitioning into a senior’s facility can be one of the most challenging phases of aging. It’s generally not viewed as an exciting path forward like other moves are; it means saying farewell to a place that’s been a cornerstone of independence and a lifetime of memories. Deciding to sell your home anytime, especially as a senior, can be emotionally overwhelming.

In this segment of LIFE’s Inside Track, join Ken and Yetta as we discover how, as family and caregivers, we must recognize the weight of this transition and provide unwavering support. Watch now to determine how to involve our aging loved ones in the decision-making process and give them a sense of control in a situation that might otherwise feel disempowering.