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Getting Older

Getting older isn’t a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let’s explore and celebrate the aging process together!

How Our Perception of Time Changes as We Get Older
2 months ago

How Our Perception of Time Changes as We Get Older

“When will Mommy come, Grandma?” my granddaughter used to ask several times a day when she was little. At first, I assumed she missed her mother. I’m sure that was true some of the time, but usually she didn’t seem sad. Read More

7 Things I Thought I Would Be Good at When I Reached Age 60
2 months ago

7 Things I Thought I Would Be Good at When I Reached Age 60

Some things I have mastered. Mostly, things that I’ve done over and over, often with little attention. Things like driving a car. Or riding a bicycle. Or brewing a pot of coffee. No need for deep thought or remembering details… just do it and it somehow comes out well. Read More

Happy Older Americans Month! Apply for a $1,500 Road Scholar Scholarship by June 30th
2 months ago

Happy Older Americans Month! Apply for a $1,500 Road Scholar Scholarship by June 30th

By  •  Lifestyle

This year, Road Scholar is searching for 100 educators, caregivers and low-income adults who wish to experience an educational learning experience. The organization will award 100 scholarships worth $1,500 between now and June 30th…
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Melatonin and Aging: How It Can Help with Memory and Longevity?
2 months ago

Melatonin and Aging: How It Can Help with Memory and Longevity?

What is aging? Volumes have been written on the subject, but our understanding of it, while constantly growing, is still hazy.

However, if pressed to summarize the underlying process on the level of the cell, scientists would agree that many aging-related processes seem to share one underlying theme: inflammation. Read More

Why There Is No Better Time Than Now to Be a Sexagenarian
2 months ago

Why There Is No Better Time Than Now to Be a Sexagenarian

Recently, there was an article in The Wall Street Journal discussing the latest methods to ward off stroke damage. The information reminded me that as we get older we are at greater risk for age-related disabilities. Read More

The “Commons Way” of Living Can Help Us Adjust to Changing Times
3 months ago

The “Commons Way” of Living Can Help Us Adjust to Changing Times

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I was reading about the role of the “commons” around the world when I learned that Canada is warming up at twice the speed of other countries, and the Arctic is warming up three times faster. Read More

What Does it Mean to Age with Grace in Your 60s?
3 months ago

What Does it Mean to Age with Grace in Your 60s?

The idea of aging with grace has multiple definitions. It’s different for everyone: presence, elegance, refinement, and ease are a few qualities associated with aging. To achieve a state of grace is to achieve a healthy, well-balanced life full of joy and respect. Read More

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever
4 months ago

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

I grew up seeing some of my older relatives remove their ‘teeth’ before going to bed. Sometimes, they expressed discomfort with chewing or dentures that were either too tight or too loose. I decided early on in my life that I was not going to go down that same road. Read More

How to Best Remodel Your Home So You Can Age in Place Safely
4 months ago

How to Best Remodel Your Home So You Can Age in Place Safely

Aging in place is the desire of many people but doing so comfortably can be a challenge. One of the keys to successful aging in place is to remodel your home to accommodate your needs. Read More

Learning a New Language: A Researched Method to Prevent Dementia
4 months ago

Learning a New Language: A Researched Method to Prevent Dementia

Sometimes, I find myself doing something and then discover that all around me, friends are doing a similar thing. It was like that with eating Brussel sprouts… Read More