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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May 30, 2017

Last week we addressed a question by N.S., who wrote that aging is getting a bad rap. She suggested we needed a campaign to emphasize that old is good without referring to cheese or wine. 

The FrameWorks Institute, a think tank in Boston, created an initiative titled “R...

May 22, 2017

Q At age 75, I think aging is getting a bad rap. It’s harder to get a job, greeting cards make fun of us, we old folks are seen as responsible for problems with Social Security and Medicare and movies don’t have enough of us as heroes. Shouldn’t we have a campaign abou...

May 15, 2017

Q I recently went on our 20th annual female golfing trip with good friends ages 68 to 82 years. One of the women has very early stages of dementia. After I drove her home and walked her to the door, she found the front door locked and became agitated because she could...

May 8, 2017

Dear Readers,

Older adults are taking center stage, not as members of a dance troupe, chorale or symphony, but to be featured performers for Older Americans Month. And that month is May.

This year’s theme is “Age out Loud,” a take-off on the acronym LOL, meaning laugh ou...

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