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Holiday Conversations About Aging

Since families come together during the holiday season, this may be an ideal time to start discussing the important topics we often associate with aging.

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SDSU Extension Encourages Families To Discuss Aging

February 21, 2019

As you think about yourself as an older person, what do you see? The answer to this question is likely very personal because everyone has different goals and priorities for themselves and their family, explained Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

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Older Adults

Over the next 20 years, the number of adults over the age of 65 will increase dramatically.

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5 Myths About Aging

Growing older is one of the few universal experiences. If we’re lucky, we will all experience what it is like to earn a couple wrinkles on our faces and watch our hair gray or have it fall out of our head.

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We Are What We Think

We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, but research also suggests that we are what we think.

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Never Too Old For New Beginnings: 6 Inspiring Late Bloomers

Regardless of where we are in life, newly retired or going back to school, here are 6 individuals who mastered their passion later in life who can inspire us.

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Estate Planning

The difference between estate planning and retirement planning is subtle, but important. Retirement planning involves planning our financial future once we are no longer employed full time.

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Dementia is an umbrella term to refer to cognitive impairment of various types that interfere with a person’s day-to-day function. Researchers project that half of the adults over the age of 85 will be impacted by some form of dementia.

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Housing Options

We have a wide range of housing options as we age. SDSU Extension compiled these resources to help us understand what is available to us.

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Lisa’s Encore: Aging the Spartan Way

Lisa is a 71 year-old woman living in the Rapid City area. She grew up an “army brat” and spent her childhood in Germany, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and France.