INCHING TOWARDS 80: Pins and Passwords—updated

A Column, Help Desk: Digital Life After Death in February Washington Post Business Section– caught my eyes some months ago. It updates my original post on the subject with current information, possibly more than needed, yet some is essential. Link to my original post below then to the Washington Post column where information is imparted under pertinent subtitles (eg. “What happens to your iCloud when you die? and Is it Safe to Write down Passwords?)

Since my very well-organized husband’s death three years ago, sorting out things relating to pins and passwords has caused–and unexpectedly still causes–a majority of my subsequent frustrations. Here’s hoping this is helpful.


Why Inching Towards 80

This is the post excerpt.

Aging Smart

After a decade of writing Help Parents Age Well, I realize that I and my readers–every day–are inching towards 80. Indeed, from the day we are born we inch towards 80, don’t we?

That said, didn’t the “inching” seem so much slower when we were young…. (remember how long it seemed from one birthday to the next)? And as we’ve aged haven’t all–or at least most– of us found birthdays come faster and faster. Of course, they don’t.  But….

I’m not 80 and have some years to go before getting there. Yet I think all of us want to give ourselves the best chance to age with as few 80-ish problems and as much luck as possible. So it makes sense to be informed.

To that end, Inching Towards 80 commits itself. Preventing the preventable and controlling what we can seems smart and worth the effort. Because the Sr. Advisors to my Help Parents Age Well blog shared so much about aging smart, Inching Towards 80 honors them–and motivates me–to combine their wisdom with reputable research, augmented by my counseling background.