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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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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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...

January 7, 2019

Dear readers,

Doug McIntyre — a noted Southern California Newsgroup columnist, KABC 790  radio host, TV/film writer, producer and emcee — wrote on Dec. 23 of his retirement after 22 years from his “McIntyre in the Morning” radio show. He shared his struggle with that de...

December 24, 2018

Q. I am 77 years old and would like to know what skills I will need to ensure I can handle what might be ahead of me in my later years. Is there any evidence that could point me in the right direction? I know there are no guarantees. I just want to be as prepared as po...

November 21, 2018

Dear readers,

Occasionally I attend or participate in an event that I think will be of interest to you. A recent event was the 2018 Encore Summit, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Encore.org, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, founded by social entrepre...

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