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About Cindy Roe Littlejohn

Native Floridian Cindy Roe Littlejohn blogs at the Old Age Is Not For Sissies http://oldageisnotforsissiesblog.com, where life is good and every day is an adventure. At 62 she is healthy, married, a mother to three, and grandmother of six. She is an author and writer, a tree farmer, and a retired lobbyist. She loves to travel on old trails, garden, do genealogy, spend time in the outdoors, and spend time with her family. You can reach her at oldageisnotforsissies@yahoo.com
Latest Posts | By Cindy Roe Littlejohn
Healthy Aging: Muscle Mass and Its Relationship to Frailty
4 weeks ago

Healthy Aging: Muscle Mass and Its Relationship to Frailty

This article complements a previous one I recently wrote where we discussed the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and the very important symptom of muscle mass loss. Read More

How to Measure Frailty and Its Impact on Our Older Bodies
1 month ago

How to Measure Frailty and Its Impact on Our Older Bodies

This is part 2 of the two-part post on frailty. In the first part, we discussed the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and the very important symptom of muscle mass loss.

In this part, we’ll talk more about muscle mass, what to look for, and how to reverse its loss. We will also discuss how doctors measure frailty. Read More

Understanding and Dealing with Frailty at Any Age
3 months ago

Understanding and Dealing with Frailty at Any Age

The number one reason seniors seek medical health care is frailty, which is a very general term. In this first article we’ll look at the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and one important symptom we should look out for. Read More

Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids
6 months ago

Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids

According to Emory University researchers, “children who know stories about relatives who came before them show higher levels of emotional well-being.”

In other words, kids who know more about their family history are inclined to be more emotionally resilient than children who are deprived of such information. A child who feels like they are part of something larger than themselves – such as a family – have a greater sense of their “inter-generational self.” Read More

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids
9 months ago

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids

Not many people know it (and now everyone will), but I occasionally wear hearing aids. Not for everyday use, but for when I am in a crowded situation where people have to talk and listen to each other. Read More

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?
11 months ago

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?

My husband has memory loss. It is more advanced lately, so we finally went to see a neurologist. Read More

3 Positive Steps to Take When Going Gray!
12 months ago

3 Positive Steps to Take When Going Gray!

I grew up in a small southern US town where the ladies dressed to the nines for just about everything. Church, bridge, mullet roasts, garden circles, campaign rallies and the Friday night football games. Even the older ladies did this – especially the older ladies.
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A Sedentary Lifestyle Killed My Mom. Don’t Let This Happen to You!
1 year ago

A Sedentary Lifestyle Killed My Mom. Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Around her mid-60s, Mama decided that she had worked enough and she completely stopped. She embraced a sedentary lifestyle and spent the long days watching TV from her recliner or sleeping in her bed. Read More

Exploring the Potential Benefits of Magnificent Magnesium
1 year ago

Exploring the Potential Benefits of Magnificent Magnesium

I was deficient of magnesium, but not anymore. I take my supplements religiously every night just before bed – 400 mg of magnesium citrate for me. Read More

Good Old-Fashioned Play is Still Important for Our Modern Grandkids
1 year ago

Good Old-Fashioned Play is Still Important for Our Modern Grandkids

Did you know that the amount of time that today’s children spend playing is far less than the amount of time we spent playing? Read More

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