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

September 26, 2018

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 65 years old. Who is right? S.P.

Dear S.P.

Actually, y...

September 21, 2018

Q. My newly retired husband was a successful executive in a small company. He loved his career and was responsible for business development and sales, attending conferences, meetings and retreats, appearing at the office from morning to early evening with added busines...

September 12, 2018

Q. I recently returned from visiting a friend who is in the memory care section of an assisted living facility. He has Alzheimer’s disease. I was depressed seeing my friend so immobile and unable to communicate as well as seeing others in a room with a television no on...

September 7, 2018

Dear readers,

I received an email in response to two columns I wrote that addressed a question from a retired scientist who was trying to find his passion.

It elicited the following response from a reader: “Some of us (have already) lived the life of fire you...

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