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A Monster Calls Movie with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver
3 years ago

A Monster Calls Movie with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver

Everyone knows how cruel children can be. When you don’t quite fit in, or you are simply shy, it’s easy to feel completely alone. Read More

Finding Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Different Approach
3 years ago

Finding Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Different Approach

Less than two years ago, I moved from the Valley of the Sun, in Arizona, to Southern Oregon. While much research had gone into finding a nice permanent spot (actually more than 19 years of travel and thought), the actual move was rather spontaneous and a bit impulsive. Read More

Florence Foster Jenkins, Starring Meryl Streep, Hits the Right Note
3 years ago

Florence Foster Jenkins, Starring Meryl Streep, Hits the Right Note

Florence Foster Jenkins was an opera singer and a socialite. Perhaps most surprisingly, for a woman who went on became a famous singer, Florence didn’t have an amazing voice. At least, that’s how her critics used to talk about her. Read More

Announcing Our Latest Road Scholar Competition Winner
4 years ago

Announcing Our Latest Road Scholar Competition Winner

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I love to travel! Like many women in our community, I find that going somewhere new grants me new perspectives, renews my faith in other people and inspires me to do more with my life. Read More

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village
4 years ago

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village

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Many people fall into the elder orphan segment. In fact, research suggests that close to one-quarter of Americans 65 and older could end up with no family to care for them. This makes sense when you consider the fact that one-third of people between the ages of 45 to 63 are single. Read More

Are Your Fears Stopping You from Making Friends as an Adult?
4 years ago

Are Your Fears Stopping You from Making Friends as an Adult?

Humans are hard-wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. Unfortunately, when it comes to making friends as an adult, our self-protective instincts can be our worst enemies. Read More

What Are the Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Women?
4 years ago

What Are the Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Women?

What do women really want? That’s the question that many of us find ourselves asking as a friend approaches her 50th birthday. After all, 50 today is not what it was a generation or two ago. 50-year-old women today are vibrant, passionate and active. Most of them are still enjoying their careers, although they may have begun to dream about retirement. Read More

Could Downsizing be a Key to Happiness After 60?
4 years ago

Could Downsizing be a Key to Happiness After 60?

By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us have collected a lot of stuff. We have old bikes and new gadgets, boxes of used clothes and piles of unread books. In the words of Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “Most of it seemed to make some kind of sense at the time.” Read More

Elder Orphans: Exploring the 5 Stages of Aging
4 years ago

Elder Orphans: Exploring the 5 Stages of Aging

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The best advice that I ever received on retirement and long-term care is, “the best time to plan is long before you need it.” Another good piece of advice is, “plan while you still have the energy, physical and mental health, and resources.” This is why 2016 is my year for planning. What are the consequences of not making a long-term care plan?
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The Importance of Being Your Own Best Friend After 50
4 years ago

The Importance of Being Your Own Best Friend After 50

Who is your best friend? If the name that just popped into your head was anything other than “I am,” you’re missing out! Ok, I know that it’s popular to say that you should “be your own best friend,” but, what does this really mean? More importantly, how can we go about building a stronger, more loving relationship with ourselves? Read More