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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Whittier Daily News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Barbara Sun

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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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...

March 10, 2019

Dear readers:

Recently as a guest lecturer at UCLA, I spoke on the theme of “Work & Retirement: The New Normal.” The lecture was part of a course called Frontiers in Aging that exposed freshman students to the many different disciplines that are part of gerontology. I w...

January 10, 2019

Dear readers,

Last week we congratulated Doug McIntyre on his retirement after 22 years from the “McIntyre in the Morning” radio show. McIntyre, a noted Southern California News Group columnist, KABC 790 AM radio host, TV/film writer and producer shared some of the stru...

January 7, 2019

Dear readers,

Doug McIntyre — a noted Southern California Newsgroup columnist, KABC 790  radio host, TV/film writer, producer and emcee — wrote on Dec. 23 of his retirement after 22 years from his “McIntyre in the Morning” radio show. He shared his struggle with that de...

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