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Happy 76th Birthday Barbra Streisand! You Are So Talented and Wonderfully Complex!
2 months ago

Happy 76th Birthday Barbra Streisand! You Are So Talented and Wonderfully Complex!

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Barbra Streisand has been a constant presence in my life. A singing, acting and cultural icon, she has won 10 Grammy awards and sold over 245-million records. Read More

Happy 59th Birthday, Emma Thompson! You Are a Woman of Character, Class and Conviction
2 months ago

Happy 59th Birthday, Emma Thompson! You Are a Woman of Character, Class and Conviction

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Emma Thompson and I have three things in common.

First, she is a London girl, born on 15 April 1959 in Paddington. I arrived on the planet 10 years earlier, but, only a few miles away.

Second, we both love words and understand their power to transform the world. Read More

Happy 74th Birthday, Diana Ross
3 months ago

Happy 74th Birthday, Diana Ross

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Even though I was born in England, I have a close connection to Detroit, where I spent several years as a teenager. Read More

Retirees and College Students Living Together? It’s Not Such a Crazy Idea!
3 months ago

Retirees and College Students Living Together? It’s Not Such a Crazy Idea!

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I’m always on the lookout for interesting places to stay when I travel and, like many older adults, I’m not afraid to stay at the occasional youth hostel. After all, I feel 18 on the inside. Shouldn’t that count for something? Read More

These Older Models Prove that Beauty Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date (Pictures)
3 months ago

These Older Models Prove that Beauty Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date (Pictures)

Oldushka is a fascinating name for a modeling agency for older adults. It’s a funny blend of English and Russian that you would really only “get” if you had lived in both Russia and the West for some of your life. Read More

Great-Grandmother Forgives Her Attackers… Then, This Happens!
3 months ago

Great-Grandmother Forgives Her Attackers… Then, This Happens!

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Last year, I was walking down a busy street in downtown London when an overweight man in a baggy coat swerved into my path and almost knocked me over. He looked up and, with breath smelling like cheap beer and cigarettes, yelled, “Hey, watch it, you stupid cow!” Read More

Most States Failing to Monitor Neglect and Abuse at Assisted Living Facilities
3 months ago

Most States Failing to Monitor Neglect and Abuse at Assisted Living Facilities

When assisted living works the way it is supposed to, it is a life saver. Our elderly family members get the care and support they need and we get to devote more our time to making their lives happy. Read More

Dying for Sleep: Risky Sedative Still Widely Used By Older Adults
4 months ago

Dying for Sleep: Risky Sedative Still Widely Used By Older Adults

When you are having trouble sleeping, everything else in your life suffers. You may feel cranky and irritable. You may have trouble focusing on your work. You may even feel like locking yourself up in your house, avoiding social contact all together.

So, perhaps it’s no surprise that so many of us turn to sedatives when we are having trouble sleeping. After all, things really couldn’t get any worse… right? Read More

At 95, World’s Oldest Hockey Player Has Young Firefighters Quaking in Their Skates!
4 months ago

At 95, World’s Oldest Hockey Player Has Young Firefighters Quaking in Their Skates!

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There’s no denying that ice-hockey can be a tough sport. It’s not something that you would recommend to everyone. It’s definitely not a sport that you would recommend to your 95-year-old dad. Read More

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