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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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...

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.

Yo...

June 30, 2019

Q. I enjoy your columns in the Sunday newspaper and appreciate your focus on the healthier philosophies on aging that include a positive quality of life. However, sometimes “life is life” and people find themselves in situations they never expected that often occur for...

June 13, 2019

This is the eighth 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.

Most attendees were between 60 and 80 years: Some were retired, others were w...

April 11, 2019

Q. I have a 16-year old granddaughter whose parents are going through a very difficult time in their marriage. This is affecting my granddaughter and I don’t know whether I should interfere. She has gone from straight A’s to D’s on her report card. Her parents don’t se...

March 22, 2019

Q. I recently retired for the second time as a health-care business owner. Here is what is hitting me: Many friends have become ill, some have passed away, and neighbors are moving into retirement communities or areas close to their children. In wanting to downsize, I...

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