Category: End of Life

Leaving a legacy — sounds like something only wealthy people can do, right? Like making a giant bequest to a university or passing on a significant estate to your children. Actually, though, a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Age Wave…

Before The Widower’s Notebook became an eloquent and poignant memoir, it was six composition-style notebooks filled by the novelist and artist Jonathan Santlofer in a nightly practice which he says “kept him grounded” at a time when he felt wholly…

Dressing for important occasions can be stress-inducing, but deciding what to wear to a funeral can be doubly fraught. Dealing with grief and feeling overwhelmed, now you must find something suitable to wear, which can be especially hard if you’ve…

(Editor’s note: This story originally appeared on The Bay Area Reporter. It is an abridged version. Click here to see the entire story.) While enjoying her seventh decade on the planet, Donna Personna knows her remaining days are numbered. Yet…

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Our final days are difficult because they are infused with uncertainty: We don’t know which meal, conversation, embrace or even goodbye will be our last.…

We published hundreds and hundreds of stories this year in the areas of health, money, work and purpose, living, caregiving and technology — all with the mission of serving older adults through the power of public media. Among our four…

Elaine Pagels, 75, has lived through the best and the worst of times. She is the highly acclaimed author of a long list of scholarly, yet accessible, bestselling books, most notably The Gnostic Gospels; a renowned professor of religious history at Princeton…

Next Avenue published nearly 1,000 stories in 2018. Below are the 10 our visitors read the most. Discover something you might have missed or enjoy a previous favorite. Thank you for reading and supporting Next Avenue in 2018. We hope you’ll…

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