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

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

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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 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 18, 2019

Dear readers.

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference entitled “Aging into the Future” sponsored by the St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS). It was designed to showcase the convergence between emerging technology and healthy aging. Indeed, it did. Over 800...

March 14, 2019

Q: My father, an 88-year-old retired dentist, lives 3000 miles from me and owns only a flip-top phone. I would like him to have a smartphone so I could text him and he could have my phone number handy should there be an emergency. I doubt he will attend a class on how...

February 14, 2019

Dear readers.

I rarely discuss my own personal experiences for this column. This week is different. Here’s the story and it’s about friends. I recently spent several days with two women with whom I went to college. We have known each other for 60 years since we were fre...

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