Tag: Spence

SHARING WISDOM: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MATTERS OF HEALTH AND WEALTH AS WE AGE. L. Duncan, UF/ IFAS Extension Sumter County, L. Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, M. Wilchcombe, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County.

Situation: AARP reports one in eight Americans who are over the age of 65 are the fastest growing segment of the aging population. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, in 2030 one in five Americans will be over… Read More

LONELINESS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. L. Spence, UF/IFAS

Situation: As we age, it’s natural for friendship connections to shrink. Considering health, mobility, and other constraints, initiating new networks is more difficult. Compounding loneliness, partners, friends, and family become infirm, die or move away. In 2012, a… Read More

Getting By in Uncertain Times: Freeing Up Money From Services

There are so many things we have no control over.  Case in point: unpaid and furloughed federal workers are coming up on missing a second paycheck disbursement.  For most, household bills come due monthly.  When the monthly budget… Read More

Getting by in Uncertain Times: Communication Is Key

Lean on those in our inner circle. When we experience periods in our lives when there seem to be more questions than answers, it’s extremely important to keep the lines of communication open.  In stressful times we are… Read More

Romance Scams: Exploring the Creepy Cupids Trolling the Internet

Romance Scams Valentine’s Day is intended for matters of the romantic heart rather than heartache over being financially duped, but such is not always the case.  The FBI reports that in 2017 alone, well-intended and/or love-struck individuals were… Read More