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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April 30, 2017

Q Please settle an argument for me. My husband insists that we get less creative as we get older. I say no, that age has nothing to do with creativity. My husband is an engineer and I am a teacher. We both are 63 years old. Who is right? 

— P. L.

A Dear P.L.:

Actually, yo...

April 24, 2017

Q Several of my women friends recently got together for brunch and talked about how fortunate we are to have one another as good friends for so many years. We all are in our mid-70s and started thinking about the number of our friends who moved or passed away. It occur...

April 14, 2017

This week’s column addresses the second part of S.T.’s question about evaluating medical information on the internet and the concern about her husband’s overreliance on it. We know millions of consumers use digital media to get health information. A Pew internet survey...

April 10, 2017

Q My husband is 78 years old and has several chronic conditions. Unfortunately his primary care doctor is moving from the area, and we have to find a new one. Besides competency, what else should we look for at this time of our lives? Additionally, my husband keeps che...

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