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!

3 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…

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3 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…

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3 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…

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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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 months 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 months 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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4 months 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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