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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Successful Aging appears

in the following newspapers:

The Los Angeles Daily News

The Daily Breeze

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

Press Enterprise

September 21, 2018

Q. My newly retired husband was a successful executive in a small company. He loved his career and was responsible for business development and sales, attending conferences, meetings and retreats, appearing at the office from morning to early evening with added busines...

September 7, 2018

Dear readers,

I received an email in response to two columns I wrote that addressed a question from a retired scientist who was trying to find his passion.

It elicited the following response from a reader: “Some of us (have already) lived the life of fire you...

August 23, 2018

Dear readers.

I recently returned from Toronto where I attended and presented at a conference offered by the International Federation on Ageing.

More than 77 countries were represented with about 1,500 attendees from around the world. The theme was “Towards a Decade of H...

June 22, 2018

Dear readers,

I recently returned from a trip to Paris where I had the opportunity to spend time with my colleague Moira Allan, co-founder with Jan Hively of the Pass it On global network. It’s made up of older adults who believe the work of elders is to “pass it on” –...

June 14, 2018

Q. I recently retired as president of my manufacturing company. After developing a five-year transition plan, my son took my place and suggested it was no longer necessary for me to go to the office. I am now the CEO with little or no portfolio. I used to watch with en...

May 3, 2018

Dear readers,

Last week, we described two groups that came together to talk about life transitions. The men are part of the Life Transition Group; the women are part of Project Renewment. Members of both groups are passionate about their work and mindful of making their...

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