Helen Cockrell is a health, aging, and wellness expert who loves Helping Make Life Better!
Falls Church, VA and Harrisonburg, VA
- It Ain’t the Age, It’s the Activity! March 21, 2013In today’s Washington Post “MisFits” column, Lenny Berstein introduces us to a gentleman named Roy Clark, who at 102 works out several times a week with his 70 year old personal trainer. Mr. Clark started working out seriously three … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Boomers – Creating New Opportunities – Part 2 February 11, 2013During my last blog, we began talking about what unemployed baby boomers can do to create other options in their search for employment. I recommended thinking about things you like to do, things you’re interested in, hobbies you enjoy and … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Boomer Re-employment – A Different Option February 7, 2013In a NY Times article today, In Hard Economy for All Ages, Older Isn’t Better … It’s Brutal, the author, Catherine Rampell, talks about how unemployed Baby Boomers are perhaps the hardest hit during this sluggish economy. She cites … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Long-Term Care and the Fiscal Cliff Deal January 2, 2013As part of the deal to prevent the fall over the fiscal cliff, two provisions that could significantly impact national long-term care strategy were quietly passed as part of overall package. These measures could both be critical to individuals receiving … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Baby Boomers and Their Impact on the Bottomline December 7, 2012An issue I’ve been studying for a while now is what the impact will be of employed Baby Boomers with caregiving responsibilities on their employer’s bottom line. My hypothesis is that these employed Baby Boomers will cost employers significant money … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Dangling from the Fiscal Cliff…The Budget Technicality That Could Change Your Way of Life November 20, 2012Government improves our daily lives, whether we realize it or not. It provides for the teacher in our children’s classrooms. The roads and bridges on which we drive. The commuter rails we ride to work. The research seeking cures for … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Moving On… November 8, 2012Well, the election is over and no matter who you voted for, the result is the same, we have a duly elected President and Congress and they have a job to do and now they MUST come together, cross their … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Planning for Retirement Starts Now! November 6, 2012As a Baby Boomer, I wrestle with whether or not I’ve planned well for retirement. Have I put enough in my IRA? Will my 401 do well or should I consider reinvesting it or put more in it where it … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Brain Health – It’s All In Your Head! October 29, 2012Image Source Page: http://bornstoryteller.wordpress.com/tag/fine-arts-education/ Our brain is an amazing organ. It grows and develops, learns and changes as we do. Our brain houses our personality and is the very essence of our being. As we age, the maintaining health of … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- Real Concerns Emerging With Reverse Mortgages October 19, 2012Once touted as one of the best ways for an Older American to supplement their retirement years, reverse mortgages are coming under pretty intense scrutiny. Reverse mortgages allow homeowners 62 and older to borrow money against the value of … Continue reading →Helen Cockrell
- It Ain’t the Age, It’s the Activity! March 21, 2013
Monthly Archives: August 2012
The Future of Medicare.
Excellent article on the future of Medicare. A must read for concerned voters. “Rationing Medicare Fairly”, NY Times
Positive thinking, self-growth, thinking yourself to success – so much has been said about these subjects, but is it really achievable? The truth is that the power of our minds to influence our actions cannot be underestimated. Not everybody believes … Continue reading
Staying Healthy and Active at Home – Wherever That May Be.
While statistics tell us that most older Americans prefer to “age in place” and stay in their homes and communities, some because of health or other reasons, may decide to reside in a long term care facility such as an … Continue reading
The number of older people who have high incomes has increased substantially in the past 30 years according to the study Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well Being published by the Federal Interagency on Aging Related Statistics. The study examines … Continue reading