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The Costs of Quality of Life In Our Later Years - Revised

Written by Barbara J. Kirby
Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator \

Everyone measures quality of life differently but for many growing old is often accompanied with a disquieting question of financial stability. Aging and health conditions dictate the type of accommodations and amount of support needed now or down the road. Having access to all our options private, subsidized or free helps us make the right choices to maintain physical and social independence to live life as best we can. Quality of life does not need to be based on the esthetics of where we live but more importantly based on the services and people who are there for us. Careful consideration is needed to choose those services and people that will best support our current and future personal values and needs.

Whatever our situation we also need to draw on our inner strength to find comfort and solace if our lifestyle is not going as expected. They often say growing old is not for sissies.

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