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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Successful Aging appears

in the following newspapers:

The Los Angeles Daily News

The Daily Breeze

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

Press Enterprise

February 24, 2018

Dear readers.

This week’s column is a little different from the Q & A format. While recently in Philadelphia I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. The guest soloist was the pianist Menahem Pressler (who was recently featured in this pa...

February 14, 2018

Q.  A few things recently occurred that make me feel discriminated against. For example, grocery stores advertise cost savings if you buy three or four of the items. If you are older in a household of one and on a fixed income, you may just need to buy one item. Ads in...

February 7, 2018

Q:  I am a 65-year old male baby boomer who is healthy and active. I just cannot identify with getting “old,” and don’t ever think of myself as “retired.” Can we come up with some different words? S.F.

Dear S.F.

Language is a problem. Specialists in aging strug...

February 4, 2018

Q.  I live 3000 miles away from my parents. My mother suffers from dementia and is cared for by my 83-year old father who has no help. Her short-term memory is fading; she does not change her clothes or bathe and wears only a light-weight sweater when she goes out in t...

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