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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April 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

This is the seventh 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. Although we had a topic to discuss, no one was sure how the di...

March 26, 2018

Q. I have stated dating a woman who is 71 years old, just a year older than me. Having been retired for the past five years, I am looking for someone who would like to do the same. Although she can afford to retire, she currently has no such plans. I like her very much...

February 7, 2018

Q:  I am a 65-year old male baby boomer who is healthy and active. I just cannot identify with getting “old,” and don’t ever think of myself as “retired.” Can we come up with some different words? S.F.

Dear S.F.

Language is a problem. Specialists in aging strug...

December 18, 2017

Dear readers,

As noted last week, this year is the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). AARP and U.C. Berkeley sponsored a symposium entitled “ADEA at 50” to mark the event. This important act protects almost all of us from age discr...

August 19, 2017

Last week, L.S., who loved her work and achieved national recognition is struggling with the loss of identity in her retirement. Teaching engineers and managers from one-hour lectures to full five days at a time, she noted her sense of self-worth was in direct response...

June 12, 2017

Last we week we discussed a conversation between a group of highly effective men and women focusing on retirement and transitions. The men are members of the Life Transition Group; the women are from Project Renewment. (Pictured left: Ron Dresher, Bernice Bratter, Hele...

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