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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October 24, 2019

Dear readers.

I recently was invited to attend a conference for journalists who write about aging and health sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and hosted by USC’s Andrus Gerontology Center.

Paul Irving, Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for th...

September 27, 2019

Dear Readers.

The topic “How to Live Forever” sounds enticing; that is, if you want to live forever.

I must admit that when I initially heard of this book written by Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, I assumed he was referring to new discoveries about nutriti...

September 20, 2019

Q. I am a single, 65-year-old woman about to retire from a wonderful medical career. My plan is to return to the San Francisco area to be closer to my family. I am healthy, social and lead an active life. With all the choices of housing and living arrangements, how do...

September 7, 2019

Q. I am a retired CEO of a manufacturing company with an unusual problem, at least for me. I recently looked in my closet and did a count: 8 pair of dress shoes, 38 dress shirts, 55 neckties, 14 pair of slacks, too many suits and more. I don’t have need for all of thes...

August 28, 2019

Q. I recently hurt my back and am unsteady on my feet. My husband continues to work away from the house, as do I when I can. I am concerned about needing help if I fall and no one is here to help. How do you know if you are ready for an emergency response device? And h...

August 8, 2019

Q. My “lady friend” is turning 80 and doesn’t want a party. Although she has many friends, she is ambivalent about inviting them to this particular birthday occasion. Is there any way to encourage her to change her feelings about this? Many thanks. H.S.

Dear H.S.

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