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

April 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

This is the seventh year I have had the pleasure of participating in a special conversation with eight men and eight women to discuss retirement and life transitions relevant to our life stage. Although we had a topic to discuss, no one was sure how the di...

April 19, 2018

Dear readers,

Last week, we presented a quiz on myths about social isolation and loneliness in order to challenge some assumptions about older adults. This week we present a few initiatives to address the problem.

Let’s first review a variety of factors affecting the abi...

April 12, 2018

Dear readers:

Loneliness and social isolation in the U.S. is a growing epidemic affecting over eight million older adults, according to the AARP Foundation. To increase our awareness about this epidemic, take this brief true-false quiz which may challenge some of our as...

April 5, 2018

Q. My 68-year-old husband is healthy although a bit overweight. He gets no exercise and is not interested in joining a health club or gym, which bothers me a great deal. Reasoning does not seem to work. I am becoming increasingly concerned. Do you have any suggestions?...

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