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Merry Senior Christmas

Writing a blog about the joys and challenges of retired life is a very personal endeavor due to the fact I’m experiencing this phase of life contemporarily with the majority of my readers. 953 more words



I hope you all had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

I was very pleased with the numerous responses to my Veteran’s Day blog. I want to thank those of you who took the time to write me a personal response. 643 more words

How to handle family conflicts this holiday season

The holidays are the only time a lot of adult children get to see their parents.

And it can be shock to see how they’ve aged in a year. 51 more words


Jingle & Mingle

Holidays – “you gotta love ‘em.”  While the holidays are sometimes stressful, always packed full of shopping and wrapping, as well as Christmas programs and family events – they are also a wonderful time of year to increase our social connections, discover new activities and make new friends to carry over with us into the New Year. 362 more words

Successful Aging

Thank You Veterans

Thank You Veterans

The picture above is one of  my father shortly before his passing. I read where there was going to be a local patriotic gathering, so I put my flag into the car, asked him to go with me, and surprised him by slowly driving through the gathering while loudly playing “Proud to be an American.” He received lots of cheers and applause and after we completed our drive through the group, I asked him if he wanted to go again. 169 more words

Aging Gracefully

America is aging in large numbers. Eight thousand people reach the age of 60 every day. Demographers, economists and politicians are using terms like “Age-Wave,” “Gerontocracy” and “ 597 more words

Weight Management

Funny Stuff

A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says,

“Why the long face?”

On previous occasions I’ve reported on the various health benefits of humor as we age. 351 more words