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No, You Don’t Have To Suffer Deteriorated Old Age

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017   10:47 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Old age in our culture refers to chronological age. It’s a number identifying how long we have been alive. That’s all it means.   Your chronological age is not a measure of your competence, maturity, appearance, behavior, attitudes or values. It is what it is — just a number. You and only you can give …more

Labor Day — Celebrate Freedom from Work

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   1:19 pm |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports, Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

If you’re retired, Labor Day is an excellent time for another celebration of freedom from work.   Held on the first Monday of September, Labor Day serves to mark the ‘end’ of summer. For young parents, school begins in September thus signalling regular routines like early bedtimes, preparation of lunches and homework supervision. For workers, …more

Positive Aging: You Can Do It If You Try (And Are Not Afraid To Modify)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017   7:34 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  10 Comments  | Author:     bio

When my youngest son was a toddler, he loved Fred Penner….I mean he absolutely IDOLIZED him! That was mostly good, except that twenty-seven years later, many of those songs have a way of creeping back into my head.   When I was asked if I would write a guest post on positive aging for Retirement …more

Why having a purpose is the key to Health & Happiness in Retirement

Friday, May 12th, 2017   2:29 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

As we age it is easy to fall into a rut or if we are alone we can withdraw into ourselves.   Without a purpose to get up and going in the mornings life can become depressing and it is unhealthy for us – both mentally and physically. I found that out when I retired! …more

Coming of Age in Aging America

Friday, April 7th, 2017   2:10 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Have you ever wondered what our society would be like if 1/3 of the population were over the age of 65 – many of whom will live to be 85 or older?   That will be our social reality in just one generation. And that is what the public television documentary film Coming of Age …more

Breaking up (with your car) is hard to do

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017   3:07 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

My bicycle rested on my hip, one wheel spinning. The front tire had slid sideways against the lip of a driveway, and boom. My knees and hands hit, then my helmet, with a crack that left my ears ringing.   Cars passed by in a steady parade. A few eased over the center line to …more

Biological Age and Retirement Spending

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017   1:07 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Although age aint nothing but a number according to a popular song by Aaliyah, when it comes to financial planning age is just as important as that other number, the amount of money you have saved for retirement. Your ubiquitous age pops up in all sorts of calculations over your financial and economic life-cycle. It …more

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

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