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As Forgetfulness Sneaks Up

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

As you will see from today's post, I had such a good time recently re-reading a 35-year-old collection by American poet laureate, Billy Collins, that I couldn't resist a second post (see Wednesday). Collins and I both turned 75 this...

The Ordinary Artifacts of Everyday Life

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Because we are human, we have our frailties. One of mine is that it is hard to imagine the world without me in it, a world in which I am not taking up some amount of space along with the...

Memorial Day 2016

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Today, we honor the men and women who have died while serving in America's armed forces. Today, there will be parades in thousands of cities and towns throughout the country. Today, there will also be the annual National Memorial Da...

INTERESTING STUFF – 28 May 2016

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

MAN DRIVES SAME CAR FOR 77 YEARS It was a happy day for me when, having moved to New York City in early 1969, I could sell the car. It didn't please me when I left Manhattan and needed a...

Expectations Versus Reality About Old Age

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Not too long ago, my Canadian blog friend, doctafil, emailed a story from the Montreal Gazette that contained a lot of statistics and information about how people are growing old in Canada. The serendipity is that it arrived when I....

Facts and Figures About the U.S. Elder Population

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. Two years later, Congress passed the Older American's Act to deal with a lack of community services for elders. The Act established the U.S. Administration on Aging...

Donald Trump and Social Security

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Back when there were still a whole lot of people running for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump was the only one who did not want to cut Social Security benefits. His opponents had the usual variety of methods...

INTERESTING STUFF – 21 May 2016

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

ELDER-FRIENDLY SUMMER FESTIVALS IN THE U.K. For U.K. TGB readers, there is an extensive list online of upcoming summer festivals – an amazing variety of them. I'm sorry I missed the mussel festival earlier this month but on 25 and.....

Me, Myself and I in Old Age

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A friend who lives on the east coast mentioned to me last week that his wife, at an age when they are both coasting toward retirement, says she feels more and more like being a homebody these days. Me too....

A TGB Extra: Tech Support Fun

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Darlene Costner emailed the following joke that had me laughing all day. Anyone who has ever had computer problems and relationship issues will get it. I suspect this one has been around the web for many years and you may...

Glad My Dating Days are Done

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Several neighbors came by for lunch when I was visiting my mother for a few days in the late 1960s. Because I then worked producing a radio talk show that often featured interviews with the biggest music stars of the...

What are the Late Years For?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last week, on a post titled What is Successful Ageing?, I wrote this about reflecting upon our lives: ”This takes quiet time, alone time. Make notes, write a memoir even if it's only for yourself. These years are the time...

INTERESTING STUFF – 14 May 2016

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES I still remember my surprise more than half a century ago when, at a radio station, I saw a stack of audio cassettes with such labels as “Eisenhower Obit.” Not that I had thought about it...

How Time Flies – Or Not Sometimes

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Most old people agree that the older we get, the faster time goes by. But in under an hour early Tuesday morning, I had a good lesson in just how slowly time can pass in certain circumstances. By 8AM, I...

Will I Live Long Enough to Use All This?

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Have you seen those human interest stories that turn up now and then about super-dooper coupon clippers? You know, the mothers who feed a family of six for $3.27 a month because they are such world-class coupon collectors? I have...

What is Successful Ageing?

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

For several years now there has been a lot of talk about “successful ageing” (also called “ageing well”) and how to do it. Hardly a day goes by that I don't see a new article about it and in fact,...

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