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All I Got for Christmas Was a Colonoscopy

Sunday, January 29th, 2017   3:39 pm |  Category:   Health, Humor, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Christmas has come and gone. The presents have long been stored away in a closet or taken back to the store and returned. The last of the Christmas cookies and candy have disappeared and the decorations are safe in their boxes for another year.   While it is already well into January as I write …more

Transitioning into Retirement

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016   7:37 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

“Retire from work, but not from life. “ – M.K. Soni   When we retire, the biggest complaint most people have is that they have too much time on their hands. Unfortunately, retirement often means more time to ruminate on what is not working in our lives. We can often feel directionless and purposeless. The …more

When life is good, savor it

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   3:03 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

“Savor this moment. Appreciate it. Life won’t always be so good.”   The voice in my head echoed a reminder I knew I needed to savor. From past experiences I understood that life would not always be on track, and I understood on some level that I would need to remember the good life again, …more

Healthy Ageing Is More Than Just Exercise

Sunday, July 24th, 2016   12:20 am |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I, like many people in their twenties, felt that old age was a very long way away. And that elderly people didn’t experience the same emotions and desires as us youngsters. But, in making a documentary about a group of elderly people in Denmark, I realized I was completely wrong.   I’m a British filmmaker …more

The Treadmill is My Friend

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   5:38 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

One thing about retirement is that it gives you a lot of time. Suddenly you have to come up with something to occupy yourself during the hours and hours of those long retirement days.   For some it’s easy. They just transition into retirement by throwing themselves into a lifelong hobby which they could only …more

If I have to live with Dementia

Thursday, July 7th, 2016   9:09 pm |  Category:   Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

I have encountered dementia both in family members and also in my working life. As a result, I would add one extra task to consider when planning for later life. That is, instructions on how you would like to be treated in the event of your having to live with Dementia. My “Living with Dementia …more

How seniors control healthcare costs

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016   3:14 pm |  Category:   Health   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

The two most costly budget items for older adults are housing and health care. Health care takes a $3 trillion dollar hit on the U.S. budget. Deloitte reports that we spend more on medical expenditures over many countries in the world. In 2013 alone, our nation paid 117% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in …more

Ah! Sweet Sugar!

Sunday, May 29th, 2016   9:03 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

In the past I’ve written about how as a child I ate cottage cheese and peas with sugar sprinkled on the top. I learned how tasty sugar was early in my lifetime.   Another strange tale from my childhood: It was during the same era when we colored margarine which came from the grocery store …more

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