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About Cheryl Therrien

Cheryl Therrien, aka Geek Grandma, is a self-taught technology enthusiast who enjoys writing and blogging. You can find her books on Amazon. Cheryl currently blogs at MidLife Avenue http://midlifeavenue.com and provides product reviews on her YouTube channel.
Latest Posts | By Cheryl Therrien
Facing Ageism When Looking for Employment After 60? Don’t Stop Looking – Try Temping!
1 month ago

Facing Ageism When Looking for Employment After 60? Don’t Stop Looking – Try Temping!

Many of us who are of a certain age find ourselves looking for new employment. The reasons are many and varied. What we all have in common though is the reaction we get when we apply for a new position…
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Preserving Vision in Maturity: One Mould Does Not Fit All
2 months ago

Preserving Vision in Maturity: One Mould Does Not Fit All

Nothing is more important than your health and that includes eye health. Preserving your vision can be as simple as seeing your eye care professional for annual exams or as complicated…
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Blending Technology with Older Traditions to Preserve Memories
3 months ago

Blending Technology with Older Traditions to Preserve Memories

Not so long ago, the way to hold onto memories was to create photo albums and scrapbooks. Today most people use apps like Facebook and tag their photos. Online backups keep photos safe indefinitely. I could go on, but you get the idea. Read More

Downsizing and Recycling Trend: Save the World While Decluttering Your Life
5 months ago

Downsizing and Recycling Trend: Save the World While Decluttering Your Life

There appears to be no doubt about it. More and more of us are downsizing as we grow older. We don’t need or want the maintenance of a large home.

The prospect of downsizing means thinking about how many of our material things we really do use. What do we do with the things we do not want to take in a move to a smaller home? Think about recycling. Read More

Travelling with a Pet? These 8 Things May Save Your Sanity!
2 years ago

Travelling with a Pet? These 8 Things May Save Your Sanity!

My husband and I have always had pets. In the past, we have boarded our pets when we traveled. In recent years, we have found that we prefer to take our pets with us. Read More

Craft Room Ideas: How to Remodel Your Basement as a Personal Craft Room
2 years ago

Craft Room Ideas: How to Remodel Your Basement as a Personal Craft Room

Some of us are blessed with a space where we can relax and work on our crafts. Others don’t have a space but have the funds to work on our craft room ideas. I am blessed to fall into the latter category. This is the story of how my personal creative space came into being. Read More

Bee Good to Your Garden this Spring with Container Gardening and Pollinators
2 years ago

Bee Good to Your Garden this Spring with Container Gardening and Pollinators

It’s almost spring, and if you like gardening in any of its many forms then you are already thinking about what you are going to plant this year.

Yes. You read that headline right. You might ask how the container gardening relates to pollinators. Read More

Brain Health and Music: Why I Decided to Learn to Play the Keyboard
3 years ago

Brain Health and Music: Why I Decided to Learn to Play the Keyboard

I will admit that I have been thinking about my age and my brain lately. What can I do to give my brain the best chance at staying healthy through my later years? Read More

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis – Knowing the Difference and Protecting Your Bone Health
3 years ago

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis – Knowing the Difference and Protecting Your Bone Health

Both osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions that indicate an issue with bone mineral density.

Osteopenia is considered by many doctors to be the precursor to osteoporosis. However, not everyone who is diagnosed with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis. And not everyone who is diagnosed with osteopenia will retain that diagnosis. Read More

5 Essential Tips for Traveling with Pets
3 years ago

5 Essential Tips for Traveling with Pets

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When we are planning a vacation, or any kind of trip for that matter, we typically plan for all sorts of situations.

What clothes do we need to include for everything we want to do? What snacks do we want to keep within our grasp? Do we have enough of our prescription medications for the entire time we will be away? The list goes on. Read More