April 4, 2018

Joy was in short supply. I’d received a lot of bad news from several people in my life. It was a litany of loss. And never mind the world news in general, which is almost always hard to hear. I longed for more good cheer, for myself and for my loved...

April 3, 2018

Estelle Carlson of Redondo Beach, California, has had a smartphone for at least 10 years. Carlson, who is in her 70s, does everything on it: she banks, Facetimes with her cousin in Scotland and her granddaughters in Boston and Kaui, she writes “lette...

April 3, 2018

Thinking positive has long been linked with making us healthier, less stressed and better company.

Now, a Yale study has gone a step further, finding good news for those 60 plus who have positive beliefs about aging. They are less likely to develop de...

February 16, 2018

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month and a reminder to spend some time thinking about your eye care. Do you have an eye doctor you love? Or is it hard to even remember your last visit to the eye doctor? Are you approaching retirement an...

February 15, 2018

By the time they hit their 70th birthday, 19 percent of men and 9 percent of women will be diagnosed with at least one kidney stone, according to a national study.

“They are super common, and it’s become a bigger and bigger issue,” said Dr. Seth Bechi...

February 13, 2018

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu? 

As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us...

October 18, 2017

Recently, we highlighted 5 reasons credit scores matter for seniors. As Freddie Huynh, Freedom Financial Network’s vice president of credit risk analytics, points out, a good score gives seniors options. On the flip side, he cautions that a low score...

October 14, 2017

Groundbreaking research elucidates the epigenetic mechanism that may be responsible for why eating fewer calories increases longevity.


As early as 1935, scientists showed that limiting the intake of calories can drastically increase the lifespan of ma...

October 9, 2017

“Bored to death.” It’s a common phrase that we have all heard, and even said. However, for many people, especially seniors, boredom is more than just bothersome – it is dangerous, pervasive and can have dire consequences. 

Boredom often goes hand in h...

October 9, 2017

As the Buddhists say, “pain and pleasure, praise and blame, loss and gain are the natural waves of being human.” Just sitting quietly in a wicker rocker in the sunshine, I am pulled up and down by text messages, phone calls and the fluctuations in my...

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