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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in the following newspapers:

The Los Angeles Daily News

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Pasadena Star News

Long Beach Press Telegram

Whittier Daily News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Barbara Sun

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Orange County Register

Redlands Daily Facts

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March 25, 2017

Q I am a 65-year-old man, in good shape and run my own company. I recently had a cardiac procedure, which fortunately was successful and then spent the night in the hospital. The next morning I was dressed (jeans and plaid shirt), sitting in a chair ready to leave when...

March 19, 2017

Q My closest friend and mentor just died at age 77. She was married to the love of her life for 55 years. One week after the funeral, her husband suffered a severe heart attack, missed her funeral and is now in the Intensive Care Unit. Is this unusual? Do you have any...

March 7, 2017

Q I bought my 80-year-old mother a new iPad. She opened the box, threw up her hands and said, “I can’t do that.” What can I do to help her learn the new technology?” My tech savvy 30-year-old daughter volunteered to teach her. Any advice how my daughter can be most eff...

February 28, 2017

Last week, we addressed D.B’s request to discuss hospice and its valuable service to those facing life-limiting illnesses. This week, we describe an innovative home that welcomes hospice services for those who want to live their remaining time in a peaceful, comforting...

February 21, 2017

Q We had hospice care for my mother in her home the last three months of her life. The care she received was extraordinary and indispensable. Would you please write something about hospice so your readers will know the importance of this resource? 

— D.B.

A Dear D.B: 

Ind...

February 15, 2017

Q The recent Australian Open tennis tournament was astounding. Roger Federer is 35, as is Serena Williams; her sister Venus is 36. That’s old for competitive and winning athletes. What can we learn about aging from their achievements? Will all of that activity give the...

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