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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October 24, 2019

Dear readers.

I recently was invited to attend a conference for journalists who write about aging and health sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and hosted by USC’s Andrus Gerontology Center.

Paul Irving, Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for th...

October 10, 2019

Dear Readers,

The United Nations General Assembly dedicated one day, October 1, as the National Older Person Day.

If you’re wondering why, it’s because of demography, population and growth.

Here are the facts: By 2050, 20 percent, or two billion individuals of the world’s...

September 20, 2019

Q. I am a single, 65-year-old woman about to retire from a wonderful medical career. My plan is to return to the San Francisco area to be closer to my family. I am healthy, social and lead an active life. With all the choices of housing and living arrangements, how do...

September 7, 2019

Q. I am a retired CEO of a manufacturing company with an unusual problem, at least for me. I recently looked in my closet and did a count: 8 pair of dress shoes, 38 dress shirts, 55 neckties, 14 pair of slacks, too many suits and more. I don’t have need for all of thes...

July 11, 2019

Q. I and several of my women friends are retired and have some financial security. Yet there is this fear of running out of funds. One woman who has significant financial investments said she is afraid of becoming a bag lady. Most of us are single. Even with adequate r...

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...

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