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How to Thwart Age Invisibility

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

[The giveaway of Dr. Bill Thomas's new book, “Second Wind” and tickets to his Second Wind Tour Live Event” remains open until midnight tonight, 14 March 2014, at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. You can enter the drawing at yesterday's post.]...

When Aging is a Good Thing

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

That headline, “When Aging is a Good Thing,” turned up earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal but hardly in a positive sense. Since the story is about aged beef at a certain Manhattan restaurant, the headline is a...

At What Age is Someone Old?

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

An amazing number of people – old people; even people older than 80 – say they are not old. Some people in that camp say things like, “you're only as old as as you feel.” Yeah, right. Tell that to...

ELDER POETRY INTERLUDE: Getting Old by Jack Gilbert

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Someday I might tell you the story of why I never married again after divorcing at age 31. Or not, and not today. Instead, I give you a poem that resonates with me on that topic. It arrived a few...

The Courage and Bravery of Elders

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Recently, I ran across a quotation from Muriel Spark on the subject of growing old: ”Being over 70 is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the...

ELDER MUSIC: Songs about the King

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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

INTERESTING STUFF – 8 March 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

OSCAR WINNER: THE LADY IN NUMBER 6 For the past two Saturdays, the documentary about the 110-year-old pianist who was also the oldest Holocaust survivor was featured in this first spot on the list. So it makes sense that today...

Elder Role Models

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last week, the Guardian published the results of a survey the newspaper had conducted about aging. It appears the U.K. government hasn't done any better preparing for the big demographic shift to an older population than the U.S. government has....

Being Good at Being Old

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

TGB reader chlost, who blogs at Just My Life, sent this video that in a kneejerk manner of many years at doing this, I bookmarked for Saturday's Interesting Stuff list. But it kept pulling me back so I watched it...

Cataract Miracle

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I don't think it is an overstatement to say that cataract surgery is a modern medical miracle. That said, there is some archaeological evidence that as far back as ancient Rome, surgery may have been performed to treat cataracts. Yeah,...

From Drug Lord to Elder Fitness Guru

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Once upon a time, a young drug dealer was riding high. Before he was 25 years old, he had amassed ”...18 properties, including a five-bedroom, five-bathroom retreat in the affluent Long Island community of Dix Hills; 18 luxury cars, including...

Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Although it's been out there in public for about six weeks, proposed changes to Medicare Part D, the prescription drug coverage, had escaped my notice until an email press release from my Senator, Ron Wyden, arrived over the weekend. ”In...

INTERESTING STUFF – 1 March 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

REST IN PEACE, ALICE HERZ-SOMMER At the top of last Saturday's Interesting Stuff, I told you about Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old musician and oldest Holocaust survivor. The next day, Sunday, she died in a hospital in London after having been...

Loneliness and Premature Death of Elders

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I was shocked last week when these two headlines popped into my inbox: Loneliness in Seniors Increases Chance of Premature Death and Loneliness Twice as Unhealthy as Obesity for Older People, Study Finds It has been well known for a...

What is a Village? Part 2

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

[Part 1 of What is a Village? is here. It would be helpful to read that first.] One of the reasons it took me so many years to come around to the Villages idea is that for a long time,...

What is a Village? Part 1

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

For five or six years now, I have been tracking what is known as “the Villages movement” in the United States and since last summer, I have been deeply involved as a founding member of a nascent Village in the...

The Fun Part of Weight Loss

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Anyone who has been reading this blog for the past year knows that I have been on a private campaign since last March to lose weight and get healthy. If you're so inclined you can read about some of the...

A Sigh of Relief on Social Security (Or Maybe Not)

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

CORRECTION: Before I get to the news about Social Security, I must make you aware of a correction to last week's Thursday post titled If You've Seen One Old Person.... Here is the update I have inserted at the appropriate...

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