The final episode of The Golden Girls aired almost 30 years ago but it seems they were way ahead of their time in many ways. Many female baby boomers are now taking a lesson from that show’s playbook and living together as they get older. And has more and more baby boomers start hitting retirement age every day, this is a trend that seems to have staying power. FirstLantic explores four of the main drivers.
Why is that when an older woman dated a younger man, she was called a cougar but when a older man dated a younger woman, he was called lucky? Well, maybe that is finally changing. It turns out that people are realizing that love is not dependent on your birthdate and many women and men are following their heart despite the age difference. FirstLantic has some answers as to why this trend might be here to stay!
This year alone, pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $72 billion. For fellow animal lovers, this may not seem crazy because our pets offer us something that is very hard to come by – unconditional love. But you don’t have to break the bank to have a furry friend and the benefits are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.
FirstLantic has been checking all the boxes as an employer for almost twenty years. Recently named for the fourth time as a top place to work by the Sun Sentinel, FirstLantic has a long history of being an innovative company in South Florida that treats their employees like family. The selection process for the award included evaluating the company based on the strength of their leadership, communication approach, opportunities for career growth as well as pay and benefits.
FirstLantic is pleased to announce the launch of our home healthcare company's updated website: Firstlantic Healthcare. We not only listened to the feedback that we received from current users, but we also did extensive research to determine how to make our site as easy to navigate as possible. It is now simpler than ever before for you and your loved ones to find out important information about home healthcare. We know that it often can be a difficult and confusing decision, so our new site is designed to walk you through the process seamlessly. We have also included information about free home placement services through our division, LiveWell Placements. For those that may wish to live in a community environment or no longer feel safe living at home, this is another alternative that FirstLantic provides.
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April 22nd is Earth Day, but did you know that the entire month of April has now become Earth Month? So, that gives us thirty days to do our part. Because whether you believe that climate change is man-made or not, we can all agree that our planet is worth protecting. And while most of us can’t make monumental changes on our own, we can all do small things that make a difference. FirstLantic describes five ways that each of us can do our part.
It wasn’t that long ago that many American families had three generations living under one roof. While it probably wasn’t always as idyllic as it sounds, it did keep families together and allowed for intergenerational interaction. Kids could learn from both their parents and their grandparents and vice versa. So, it’s interesting that as Western societies in general are aging, there are now many programs designed to bring younger and older generations back together. FirstLantic profiles three programs that are bridging the generational gap and showing that society benefits as a result.
With our society’s unending obsession with youth, it may be hard to believe that three very-much-in demand-models are all seniors. Is this a good sign for the future? Hopefully, it means that companies are finally recognizing the spending power of baby boomers with over ten thousand turning 65 each day. It wasn’t that long ago, as we pointed out in a recent FirstLantic blog, that actress Anne Bancroft played a middle-aged woman in The Graduate and she was only 35 years old! Well, thank goodness times-are-a-changing and 70 may just be the new 40! So, let’s meet three women who are breaking the mold and aren’t letting age hold them back in any way.
“To find the best caregivers for our clients, we look for certain personality traits – kindness, empathy, professionalism, strong communication skills and a sincere desire to make a positive difference in the lives of patients,” said Jack Maloney, President and Co-founder of FirstLantic Healthcare and LiveWell Placements. Being a caregiver can be very rewarding but in order to do the job well, you have to be a compassionate and caring person who truly puts patients first. Have you ever thought about a career that involves helping others? Do you think you have what it takes? FirstLantic describes the steps they use during the hiring process in order to ensure that they employ only the most qualified candidates in South Florida.
Fraud affects up to 25 million people per year in the United States alone and older Americans are especially vulnerable. If you are age 60 or older—you are at an increased risk of being a target of con artists who sell fake products and services by email or telephone. The good news is that older Americans are more likely to report fraud which is one of the best ways to stop this abuse. That said, FirstLantic wants to make sure that you are not a victim in the first place. And with tax season right around the corner, it is important to know that the IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. The IRS provides more information on other things to watch out for here >
Spring is almost here! Soon flowers will start to bloom, temperatures will get warmer and you will start to feel like anything is possible. And what better way to begin the season than by sprucing up your finances? We know — you want to get your finances in shape but starting the process can be almost as painful as a new exercise regimen. So, FirstLantic promises to give you some easy tips that will help you and your budget get fit without requiring a lot of sit ups and leg lifts!