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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Successful Aging appears

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

Press Enterprise

June 14, 2018

Q. I recently retired as president of my manufacturing company. After developing a five-year transition plan, my son took my place and suggested it was no longer necessary for me to go to the office. I am now the CEO with little or no portfolio. I used to watch with en...

May 10, 2018

Dear readers,

Older adults are taking center stage once again. No, this is not a performance of an older-adult dance troupe, symphony or chorus. It’s about a month set aside to celebrate older Americans for their contribution to society. May is Older Americans Month.


May 3, 2018

Dear readers,

Last week, we described two groups that came together to talk about life transitions. The men are part of the Life Transition Group; the women are part of Project Renewment. Members of both groups are passionate about their work and mindful of making their...

April 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

This is the seventh year I have had the pleasure of participating in a special conversation with eight men and eight women to discuss retirement and life transitions relevant to our life stage. Although we had a topic to discuss, no one was sure how the di...

February 24, 2018

Dear readers.

This week’s column is a little different from the Q & A format. While recently in Philadelphia I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. The guest soloist was the pianist Menahem Pressler (who was recently featured in this pa...

November 2, 2017

Dear readers,

This week is part two of the 16th anniversary column reflecting what I learned from our readers during the past year.

Here are some themes.

Birthdays: Eighteen months before her 60th birthday Ms. M. began to look for the 80 girls with whom she...

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