Successful Aging

A weekly syndicated newspaper column by Helen Dennis

After 18 years and more than 875 columns, Helen continues to delight readers with her Successful Aging column for the Southern California News Group.  The syndicated column reaches more than 1.6 million readers weekly.

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October 24, 2019

Dear readers.

I recently was invited to attend a conference for journalists who write about aging and health sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and hosted by USC’s Andrus Gerontology Center.

Paul Irving, Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for th...

October 10, 2019

Dear Readers,

The United Nations General Assembly dedicated one day, October 1, as the National Older Person Day.

If you’re wondering why, it’s because of demography, population and growth.

Here are the facts: By 2050, 20 percent, or two billion individuals of the world’s...

October 3, 2019

Q. My husband and I have a traditional marriage of 52 years. He has taken care of the usual tasks of the household typical of my generation. I have taken care of all of the family needs for decades. My husband will soon be having surgery, a hospitalization and recovery...

September 27, 2019

Dear Readers.

The topic “How to Live Forever” sounds enticing; that is, if you want to live forever.

I must admit that when I initially heard of this book written by Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, I assumed he was referring to new discoveries about nutriti...

September 20, 2019

Q. I am a single, 65-year-old woman about to retire from a wonderful medical career. My plan is to return to the San Francisco area to be closer to my family. I am healthy, social and lead an active life. With all the choices of housing and living arrangements, how do...

September 12, 2019

Q.  I understand the employment rate for those in my age bracket – the 55 and older — is just 2.7 percent compared to 3.7 percent for the overall population. That sounds like good news. Does that mean I should have a good chance of finding a job at age 62? I was previo...

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