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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The Los Angeles Daily News

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Whittier Daily News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Barbara Sun

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Orange County Register

Redlands Daily Facts

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June 5, 2019

Dear readers,

I recently shared highlights of a talk I gave at the eleventh annual Daily Breeze Expo at the Torrance Marriott. My theme was Game Changers in Aging. I addressed topics that typically have positive implications for older adults, including longevity, inform...

May 29, 2019

Dear readers:

On May 11, the Daily Breeze held its eleventh Successful Aging Expo at the Torrance Marriott Hotel. The theme was “Through the Generations,” acknowledging that successful aging is a lifetime pursuit. The exhibit hall was packed and bustling with 40 exhibit...

May 17, 2019

Dear Readers,

Last week we identified age, genetics, smoking, exposure to ultraviolet rays and more as responsible for facial wrinkles and fine lines. This week we’ll address what might be done to diminish them.

Lifestyle counts. Here are just a few to consider:

Limit sun...

May 8, 2019

Q. I recently walked into a store to get some eye makeup remover. Before I could make my request, a male associate asked If wanted a cream to get rid the fine lines and dark circles under my eyes. I was so surprised by the way he asked the question, not waiting for me...

April 27, 2019

Q. At the risk of complaining, I am having vision problems that require monthly doctor visits, a sore back from overexertion, a skin cancer that needs removal and some daily aches and pains. I know these are not life threatening but they make me feel that the evils of...

February 21, 2019

Q. I am 79 years old and recently widowed. Since my regular primary care physician moved, I had to find a new one. Given my age, I decided to see a geriatrician. My initial visit was professional and thorough; the doctor was cordial, attentive and quite nice. Yet I jus...

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