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Archived Since:April 9, 2010

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How to Celebrate Older Americans Month

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

May is Older Americans Month. It is also Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and National Foster Care Month but this is a blog about growing old....

INTERESTING STUFF – 16 May 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

GRANDPA AND ME AND A HELICOPTER TO HEAVEN Reader Tom Delmore sent this video of the touching relationship between an old man at the end of his life and his grandson. Simple and beautiful. (In Swedish with subtitles.) OH, GOD,...

Things I Do Differently Now That I'm Old

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Some people – well, many people – see old age as nothing more than decline and that's not entirely false. Our bodies slow down, we become more susceptible to the “diseases of age” and we soon learn we are invisible...

Growing Old with Unrealized Ambitions

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It has been awhile since we've had a reader-suggested conversation which makes it high time, I think, to do so. Today's comes from Anne Brew who tells me in an email that although she spent her career as a primary...

The Longevity Gap

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On last Friday's post about the fading of our five senses as we age, S.C. Jones responded to my mention of the dental bone grafts and implants I am undergoing: ”As for teeth, and bone—one of the debilitating and dreadful...

INTERESTING STUFF – 9 May 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

GRACE AND FRANKIE Four of our most venerable actors – Jane Fonda (77), Lily Tomlin (75), Martin Sheen (74) and Sam Waterston (74) - are starring in a new Netflix series, Grace and Frankie. As with the Kevin Spacey show,...

Elders' Fading Five Senses

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On Wednesday's post about striving, a commenter named Jack used a terrific phrase I'd never run into before – at least not in relation to dental ills. He wrote that he is “in the process of outliving his teeth.” TASTE...

What We Are When the Striving Ends?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Western culture is uniquely concentrated on striving. It is the whole of our lives. Even in the womb, parents barrage the fetus with Mozart. Toddlers must learn to walk and talk and eat without drooling, to run and jump and...

Bernie Sanders: Elders' Best Political Candidate

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Actually, he is the people's candidate (as opposed to the corporate candidate all the rest are) but he is the only one who speaks directly and repeatedly to the well being of old people. Plus, at 73, he is one...

INTERESTING STUFF – 2 May 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

102-YEAR-OLD FORMER DANCER SEES HERSELF ON FILM FOR THE FIRST TIME Back in the 1930s and '40s, Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer at such famed venues in Harlem as The Apollo, The Cotton Club and the Zanzibar Club....

Better Brain Health

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I am alone in my greatest fear of old age: losing my mind. Okay, these days the more polite terms are dementia and Alzheimer's but the words amount to the same thing. ”In 2013, a YouGov survey...found that Americans of...

Email Issues Affect Time Goes By

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I will get to those email issues in a moment, but first: This is the third week of the new publishing schedule at Time Goes By – Monday, Wednesday, Friday instead of Monday through Friday. Saturday (Interesting Stuff) and Sunday...

Generations: The Passing of the Baton

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

One of the biggest changes in old age is how we are treated by other, mostly younger, people. We are ignored, dismissed and made invisible based solely on our appearance. Put the same words, thoughts and opinions we have in...

INTERESTING STUFF – 25 April 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

YOU'LL BE GETTING A NEW MEDICARE CARD People have long complained (correctly) that Social Security numbers displayed prominently on the U.S. Medicare card makes identity theft easy. It's right there in the middle labeled “Medicare Claim Number” with a letter...

Elder Fashion – Still an Oxymoron

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

We gave Wednesday over to a men's club this week. Let's make today, Friday, women's day although men are as welcome to chime in as women did on Wednesday. When I first wrote about “elder fashion” here in 2008, I...

Writers and Age

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

In 1985, the American poet Stanley Kunitz said he had found "...more rewards and compensations in my mid-eighties than I ever expected. “Just to be rid of the hang-ups and anxieties of your youth – that in itself is a...

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