by Ellen Blake originally posted 4/30/2020 updated 10/16/20 8/24/2020 update - binge drinking and Covid19 It's October now and six months later, Covid19 continues to rock our world; no part of life remains untouched. Life is increasingly unpredictable and much of the economy devastated. People drink more than ever now to dull their pain,
by Ellen Blake originally posted 5/23/2020 updated 10/5/2020 Video calls - a necessary evil? Much of the world shifted in early 2020 from in-person meetings to online due to the coronavirus. Early on, I believed the technology was a blessing. After all, video platforms such as Zoom provide an easy way for people
by Stephanie Gonzalez Consider our comfort zones challenged during the pandemic According to the Cambridge Business English Dictionary, “comfort zone” is “a situation in which you feel comfortable and without the need to do anything new or difficult”. Comfort zones offer solace. But comfort zones also shrink our worlds. This year kicked most of
Let your voice be heard...We at 50Plus-Today want everyone to be part of the November 2020 election. It's easy - spread the word! Helpful resources for voting in the U.S. in the 2020 election: CONFIRM YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION Check if you are registered to vote and verify your polling location. REGISTER TO VOTE Visit Vote.gov to register
by Edd & Cynthia Staton Covid19 in a foreign country (In our case, Ecuador) Last year we wrote a fun and informative series for 50Plus-Today readers called “Taking the ‘Foreign’ Out of Retiring in a Foreign Country.” The final installment focused on daily life in Cuenca, Ecuador, our home for the past
by Ellen Blake July 2020 quarantine update...It's not all bad Still home most of the time. And after five months of social distancing, I've run out of shows to binge, skills to learn and puzzles to finish. Despite my best intentions, some of my closets and drawers remain disorganized, but who cares.
updated 8/20/20 PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN! We update this list as new products come on the market. Communication problems in today's world of Covid19. Under the best of times, some of us don't communicate all that well, unfortunately. Face masks that cover our mouths and expressions make it even harder to convey
Travel has changed. Life has changed. But the age-old desire for to get away remains the same. The question is, how will travel look moving forward? We polled our 50Plus-Today.com readers to determine their thoughts on the subject. Seventy-four people responded. Here's what we found: SURVEY RESULTS - The Future of
Testing availability differs by state FIND THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITES NEAR YOU It's a good idea to check your state's guidelines for testing criteria. All those with symptoms should self isolate AND contact a healthcare professional. 1) Please contact your healthcare provider or telehealth program to determine if you need testing if you
The spread of Covid19 dramatically impacted travel plans for many in 2020. With elaborate vacations cancelled, weddings postponed, and out of state business rescheduled online, the travel industry came to a screeching halt. How long before we move into what can only be called a new normal? No one seems
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by Michelle Grace Maiellaro Time passes, the days of the week blur together, weekends no different from weekdays. Helplessness grips me as I realize I’ll wake tomorrow with the same expectations, in the same room, reliving the same day repeatedly. To venture outside, live my normal routine and hug the ones I love,
By Ellen Blake 5/4/2020 Kim Whiting and her husband David Whiting of Plano, Texas devote a great deal of time and money under ordinary circumstances to support local charities. During extraordinary times, such as today with Covid-19, this impressive couple stepped their efforts up even further. They donate meals through Kim's catering