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

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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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May 15, 2017

Q I recently went on our 20th annual female golfing trip with good friends ages 68 to 82 years. One of the women has very early stages of dementia. After I drove her home and walked her to the door, she found the front door locked and became agitated because she could...

April 24, 2017

Q Several of my women friends recently got together for brunch and talked about how fortunate we are to have one another as good friends for so many years. We all are in our mid-70s and started thinking about the number of our friends who moved or passed away. It occur...

April 10, 2017

Q My husband is 78 years old and has several chronic conditions. Unfortunately his primary care doctor is moving from the area, and we have to find a new one. Besides competency, what else should we look for at this time of our lives? Additionally, my husband keeps che...

March 19, 2017

Q My closest friend and mentor just died at age 77. She was married to the love of her life for 55 years. One week after the funeral, her husband suffered a severe heart attack, missed her funeral and is now in the Intensive Care Unit. Is this unusual? Do you have any...

February 10, 2017

Q. I am in my early 70’s, divorced and looking for good male company. I avoided the more popular dating sites thinking that I would find a better match with someone who would make personalized introductions. That was a disappointment. When I told the match maker my age...

January 31, 2017

Q I have been thinking about the concept of legacy over the past few years and saw an article in the AARP Bulletin asking “what will your legacy be?” I’d like to hear your thoughts on the scope of what legacy might include, particularly beyond financial considerations....

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