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2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

90 YEAR OLD STRIPPER ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Her name is Dorothy Williams, she is 90 years old and she appeared last week on America's Got Talent. You might think this is a joke. Or maybe you think it is...

How to Combat Ageism

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Did you see the Fourth of July public service announcement (PSA) about patriotism that John Cena released for this holiday? The one-minute video that is a masterpiece of how age should be treated? Ha! If you read Wednesday's post in...

Growing Old in a New World

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last Saturday afternoon, I listened to the final episode of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, ended now after 42 years of weekly broadcasts. The show had been recorded the evening before at the Hollywood Bowl and President Barack Obama called...

Independence Day 2016

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Each year we celebrate the The Declaration of Independence with parades, backyard barbecues and fireworks. All good things but it is also a good thing now and then to re-read or re-listen to the words of this powerful document that....


2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

THE BERLIN CANDY BOMBER As many of us at TGB recall or, perhaps, learned in school or from our parents, at the end of World War II, Germany was divided. Berlin was partially controlled by the Soviets, who held it...

Annual Extreme Heat Advisory for Elders Plus an Extra Treat

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A lot of important, even crucial things in life are really dry and boring to read. This is one of them. So I've arranged a treat for you at the end, but only if you read all the way through....

Elder Tweens

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I just made that up: elder tweens. The word “tween” is new since I was young and although the age parameters vary depending on who is talking, it is the name given to an unofficial stage of life somewhere between...

Brexit and Old People

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

You might not think that the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last week falls under the purview of a blog about growing old. And on the face of it, you would be correct. But not this time. If you've...


2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

DO YOU LIVE IN OR AROUND WASHINGTON, D.C. Annys Shin is an editor at the Washington Post. She is working on a story for the newspaper's magazine about ageism and is looking for real people's stories about their experiences with...

Easing End-of-Life Pain

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Ask pretty much any old person and he or she will tell you that dying quietly in their sleep is the way they want to go. It's sure true for me. Unfortunately, dying isn't always that easy. Sometimes it is...

Empowering Old Women via Fashion Models?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

You can count on it these days, that every two or three months there will be feature story about a fashion model who is 60 or 70 or even 80. The thing is, they are featured because there are so...

Eliminate SHIP? This is Important, My Friends

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

At lunch last week with a friend who turns 65 early next year, we spent a great deal of time discussing Medicare choices. It's not an easy program to sort out, particularly when you are first signing up. Serendipity is...


2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

JOHN OLIVER AND SAMANTHA BEE When John Oliver's most recent Last Week Tonight show on HBO was broadcast last Sunday night, fewer than 24 hours has passed since the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Very little was known...

When are Aches and Pains Serious?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Long-time TGB reader Jean Gogolin emailed recently with this query: ”I have a good friend who's 75 and has been practicing yoga for years. The other day she was complaining to her yoga teacher about her various aches and pains...

Music Festival Age Discrimination

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Were you at Woodstock? I was – but that was only the largest among other music festivals and concerts I attended, each packed with crowds, camaraderie, plenty of weed and most of all, great music. If, sometimes, performances in that...

Everyday Ageism

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This year-long, presidential primary has given Americans (and the world) an education in what brazenly overt racism looks and sounds like. Until this election campaign, it bubbled under the surface hiding behind euphemisms (that we all recognize but too often...

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