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

August 29, 2018

Q. I am 75 years old and have a relationship question. I am in love with a woman who lives two thousand miles away. She has a deep affection for me but prefers to live alone – without me. Needless to say, I would like to move in with her. We both are widowed. Any advic...

August 23, 2018

Dear readers.

I recently returned from Toronto where I attended and presented at a conference offered by the International Federation on Ageing.

More than 77 countries were represented with about 1,500 attendees from around the world. The theme was “Towards a Decade of H...

August 16, 2018

Dear readers,

Last week S.G., a recently retired scientist, had difficulty answering this question: “What is your passion?” He felt guilty having no answer. We provided 10 questions to help him. This week, we offer another approach.

But first, a few lines about passion....

August 9, 2018

Question: I recently retired as a senior scientist from a laboratory. Several people have asked me what I plan to do next. Some have asked, “What is your passion?”

To be honest, I have loved my work but never described my work or interests as my passion. I don’t know if...

August 2, 2018

Dear readers,

Last week, we discussed some options for S.K., who is in her mid-60’s, lives alone and has no children. She wants to know about her options when the time comes that she may need help, knowing there are no children or grandchildren to look after her. This w...

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