July 2009, Hell I write these words on a notepad, sitting on a hospital bed. Below me, a black rubber mattress amplifies the almost unbearable heat of this steamy July evening.Continue Reading
The well-noted aging of the American population will continue long after the Baby Boomer generation crests, posing continuing economic challengesfor the country for decades to come, a new congressionally mandated report states.Continue Reading
Most believe that courage is the result of conquered fears, but REAL courage is what happens when we continue to move forward DESPITE our fear.Continue Reading
America’s obsession with speed, performance and “effectiveness,” which suited the Post War generation so well on its long journey through adulthood, grates on people who are edging into elderhood in ways not unlike the well-loved relative who has overstayed her welcome. The first impulse that many people have is to complain about how much faster […]Continue Reading
As a nationwide drought threatens to drive up prices for food staples this fall, it could pose an even greater challenge for the one in five Americans who weren’t able to afford food so far this year. For the first six months of 2012, Gallup surveyed 1,000 Americans each day to see whether […]Continue Reading
Useful information arrives and sometimes it appears to be so obvious or has been so widely distributed in the media that it would be redundant for me to tell you about it. But maybe not; maybe some readers want or need to know this stuff.
So instead of one at a time, I’ve collected several items together in today’s post about this year’s flu shots, swift delivery of OTC drugs, boomers and Hep C, a new kind of colonoscopy and an extremely useful new nursing home database.Continue Reading
A website that bills itself as having the “biggest little list” of oxymorons on the internet offers all of the usual suspects including “enormously small,” a “genuine fake,” and “paid volunteer.” It also reveals our culture’s bias against aging. We find “active retirement,” a “young sixty” and “healthy aging” listed as oxymorons. It should come as no surprise then that the words “enthusiast” and “aging” just don’t seem to go together. All though it remains small and it is hidden in the shadows of society, there is a sub-culture that actually embraces and even celebrates the normal changes associated with normal human aging.
These are the Enthusiasts.Continue Reading
I am tiring of “the boomers are coming” dire warnings that seem to be everywhere. Boomer bashing is nothing new — it’s been going on since it became clear that the demographic cohort would be a large one. Yes there are pro…Continue Reading