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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in the following newspapers:

The Los Angeles Daily News

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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

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November 28, 2016

Q I recently moved from a senior full-time position to part time and searched for a volunteer opportunity related to a passion of mine: helping people to learn to eat more healthfully. I found a nonprofit that was aligned with my interest. The only problem was that the...

November 15, 2016

Question:  My wife and I are in our mid-60s and planned to retire in a few years. We’ve both worked hard all of our lives and looked forward to retirement so we could do what we wanted to do. We now have full custody of our two grandchildren, 8 and 11, whom we love. Th...

October 11, 2016

Q After years of caring for my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease and watching her decline, we are thinking of moving her to an assisted-living facility. Are there some guidelines that will make this move smooth? I am not even sure that we selected the right facility....

October 11, 2016

Question:  About a week ago, I was in Costco to get my flu shot. I filled out the form at the pharmacy counter and the clerk said to me: “I see you are 78. We recommend a higher dose for the ‘elderly.’ ” She asked for my Medicare card and spoke very slowly and distinct...

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