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A Grandmother Asks: Don Now In My 60s: 54 Things I Never Thought I’d Say Food Craving Is A Way To Deal With Stress In A Tumultuous World How To Stop Unwanted Phone Calls When nurturers need nurturing: Seaside Spa A Welcome Retreat Aging Alone: Putting In Place An A-Team Of Allies How Dogs Can Teach Us To Stay Chill In This Insane World Taking A Gamble On Las Vegas Without Placing A Bet
 

A Grandmother Asks: Don’t All Little Girls Want To Dance?

The September after I turned 4, all my neighborhood friends went off to kindergarten. I wanted to go to school too, but I was more than six months younger and ineligible.

Now In My 60s: 54 Things I Never Thought I’d Say

One recent Sunday, a friend asked if I’d seen a certain skit on SNL the night before. I heard myself reply, “No, I can’t stay up that late, but I’ll check it out online.”

Food Craving Is A Way To Deal With Stress In A Tumultuous World

As I sit to write this column, I’m feeling sad, quite anxious and overwhelmed as a result of recent events in London. My husband and I enjoyed five fabulous days there only months ago.

How To Stop Unwanted Phone Calls

Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls, phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.

When nurturers need nurturing: Seaside Spa A Welcome Retreat

What’s better than a day spent with your girlfriends? How about spending that time relaxing and getting pampered at a spa perched on Bald Head Cliff on Maine’s southern coast.

Aging Alone: Putting In Place An A-Team Of Allies

Millions of older adults are in a similar situation, peering into an uncertain future without knowing whom they can count on to be at their side.

How Dogs Can Teach Us To Stay Chill In This Insane World

Don’t we all feel turmoil in the air? There’s too much happening, too fast. The planet seems scarier and more chaotic than ever.

Taking A Gamble On Las Vegas Without Placing A Bet

It’s nearly impossible to stay at a Las Vegas hotel, eat at one or see a show without going through a casino, but the gambling Mecca offers other sure-thing ways to have fun.

Some Older Adults Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems

21 June 2017

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.

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Beef, Cheese, Poblano And Beer: An Addictive Burger Emerges

18 June 2017

The ancestor of this recipe was a beloved burger on the menu of a bar where I was a cook back in my college days.

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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Home

17 June 2017

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead.

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6 Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease That May Surprise You

16 June 2017

Those familiar with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are likely aware of the disorder’s most visible symptoms, including slower movements, impaired balance, rigidity/stiffness and involuntary shaking.

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Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

12 June 2017

A 2015 report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving found that roughly 43.5 million adults in the United States had provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the prior year.

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They’ve Still Got Bucket Lists — In Their 90s

11 June 2017

It is one thing to have a bucket list at any age. It is something else entirely to have a bucket list that sends you to college for the first time at 92 — or that sends you on your maiden flight at the controls of a single-engine airplane at 97.

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