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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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Barbara Sun

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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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...

February 27, 2019

Q. My mother, a 90-year old widow, is in reasonably good health yet easily gets confused. She has always taken pride in managing her own finances, which she did very well. Every year, it’s been a battle for me to do her taxes, although this year she seemed more willing...

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...

December 17, 2018

Q. I have been retired for several years from my previous career as an attorney. My husband, who is 80 years old, is an engineer with his own business, working every day beginning at 7:00 a.m., six days a week for the past 40 years. On the seventh day he plays softball...

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...

November 8, 2018

Q. I recently traveled with a friend to Alaska and noticed she seemed a bit confused. Shortly after arriving home, we made some social engagements; she couldn’t keep the dates, times or locations straight, even after I reviewed them with her about four times. My friend...

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