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!

6 days 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…

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1 week ago

Care Conversations – When and How to Have Them

Having a conversation about preparing for aging with mom or dad can be challenging. Heck, having them with a spouse is not a breeze either. Topics like finances, insurance, wills, estate planning, living situations, care and treatment plans…

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1 week ago

Condescending to Older People – Is This the New Normal?

A few months ago, my husband was approached by a young researcher, doing a study on the frail elderly and clearly keen to approach all such people with the right attitude. Yet once you have the need for a particular ‘attitude’…

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2 weeks ago

Long-Term Care Insurance: Let’s Cover the Basics

Shopping for long-term care insurance can be a complex process. There are many “moving parts,” so consumers need to educate themselves on finding the right policy for their situation. Think carefully about what you want out of a long-term care…

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2 weeks ago

Could Finding Self-Acceptance Be the Greatest Gift of Aging?

As a 66-year-old woman, I’m facing the challenges all aging women face – not only the physical challenges caused simply by wear and tear, but emotional ones that have to do with getting older in a world where aging stigma exists…

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3 weeks ago

Do You Want to Know When You Will Die?

Not long ago, my husband said rather casually to me, “I wish I knew when I was going to die.” An important wish, indeed. He is 81. But his concern was neither spiritual nor existential. He was wondering whether it was worth his while to have a knee…

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3 weeks ago

3 Ways to Incorporate Ancient Bathing Rituals in Your Beauty Routine After 60

There is a certain ripeness that comes with age that can only blossom when nourished properly, inside and out. Apart from having a grateful, loving mindset every day despite life’s numerous challenges, and a vital body to support our adventures…

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1 month ago

6 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay

A stay in the hospital can be confusing, scary and painful. When an older adult is seriously ill, or after a medical emergency, they need extra support during their hospital stay…

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1 month ago

Why It’s important to Listen to Our Intuition and Inner Voice as We Get Older and Wiser

What now seems like a lifetime ago, I was a volunteer for a homeless shelter located in a questionable area in downtown Portland, Oregon. Recognizing the possibility that I could get robbed, it was my naïve habit to put my purse in the trunk…

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2 months ago

How to Measure Frailty and Its Impact on Our Older Bodies

In a previous article, we discussed the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and the very important symptom of muscle mass loss. Here, we’ll talk about muscle mass, what to look for, and how to reverse its loss. We will also discuss…

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