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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Whittier Daily News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Barbara Sun

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Orange County Register

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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...

February 10, 2017

Q. I am in my early 70’s, divorced and looking for good male company. I avoided the more popular dating sites thinking that I would find a better match with someone who would make personalized introductions. That was a disappointment. When I told the match maker my age...

February 6, 2017

Q The spouses of two of my friends have Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, they continue to drive despite dents in their cars and periodically getting lost. My friends are doing nothing and are waiting for their doctors to take on the problem. None have done so. To me...

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