Within an hour or so of each other on the weekend, emails arrived from two friends – one from Nancy Leitz whom you know from her family tales at The Elder Storytelling Place and the other from John Brandt, whom…Continue Reading
Laurie Orlov who runs the excellent blog, Aging in Place Technology Watch, asked a good question last week: Why aren’t seniors wowed by tablets?
Laurie’s main interest was Apple iPads and the many Android copycat computer tablets that come with e-book readers but also the stand-alone e-readers such as the Kindle and the Nook.Continue Reading
With Tribes of Eden Bill has written classic tale of good and evil built on a solid, substantial world where elders are woven into the everyday fabric of life, valued for their experience, knowledge and wisdom – a story that needs to be repeated far and wide.
Most of all, the book is a load of fun, a page turner that will leave you thinking about it long after you have finished.Continue Reading
I’m taking a rest day from blogging and magically, as though he knew I needed some silliness and fun, TGB’s own music guru, Peter Tibbles, forwarded what you see below which he had received from a friend in England, Lydia…Continue Reading
The representation of old people on television does not have a good history. Most of the time, when we are included at all, we are portrayed as goofy stereotypes, always forgetful and none too bright.
Undoubtedly there are others, but two exceptions immediately come to mind. Golden Girls gave us some great, good jokes about being old without demeaning the four elder women or the idea of age.Continue Reading
As a general rule – no, I take that back. As a hard and fast rule, never, ever fall for anyone offering free anything.
A mid-2010 survey by Investor Protection Trust revealed that 7.3 million older Americans – 20 percent of citizens over the age of 65 – had been victimized by a swindle.Continue Reading
A couple of days ago, an email arrived from longtime TGB reader and elderblogger Marion Vermazen, saying, “I would love a blog post about which news shows you enjoy and watch regularly. Do you watch Fareed Zakaria?” Marion did not…Continue Reading
Did you know that renting a car with a debit card will hurt your credit rating? I didn’t. So will closing a credit card that has a zero balance.
At least that’s what AARP tells me and for now, I’m taking their word for it. But let me back up for a moment.
As a lot of people reading this blog know from personal experience, barring the unlikely event of winning the lottery or receiving some other kind of unexpected windfall, what money you’ve got right now in retirement, is pretty much what you’re always going to have.Continue Reading