Michele Fiasca has always had a special place in her heart for the underdog. Born with cataracts herself, she grew to become very sensitive to the needs of others. Rather than allowing anger to take over after a youth full of making adjustments, overcoming visual challenges, and enduring endless teasing from classmates for her “coke bottle glasses,” Michele developed a sensitive nature with compassion for those engaged in any kind of struggle.
It’s no secret that today’s population of boomers and seniors are facing some unique challenges. Here at Better, Smarter, Richer, we talk a lot about the challenges (and exciting opportunities!) of deciding to reinvent your career at 50+. But as the economy undergoes one transformation after another, pensions dwindle, and Social Security seems in danger of disappearing altogether, housing can be an especially difficult challenge, both as we take care of older relatives…AND as we contemplate our own later years.