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

March 18, 2018

Dear readers,

Technology has become one of the hottest areas of innovation in aging. I recently had the opportunity to attend the conference “Aging into the Future: Transforming Lives through Technology and Innovation” presented by St. Barnabas Senior Services. Held at...

February 14, 2018

Q.  A few things recently occurred that make me feel discriminated against. For example, grocery stores advertise cost savings if you buy three or four of the items. If you are older in a household of one and on a fixed income, you may just need to buy one item. Ads in...

December 20, 2017

Question: On a trip last year my 7-year-old asked me if she could use my iPhone. Of course I said, “Yes.” She ended up spending a great deal of time on it while we were together, which concerned me. Since I will be seeing her again soon, how do I manage this? Y.T.


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...

September 19, 2017

Last week, S.B.’s mother almost became a victim of what is called the grandparents’ scam. The caller claimed to be her grandson who allegedly was in big trouble in Las Vegas and needed money. S.B. requested a column on scams so others might benefit.

Last week, we addre...

September 15, 2017

Q: Someone called my mom claiming to be my son; he was crying and said he had a broken nose. The story was that he was in Las Vegas for a bachelor party and involved in a car accident, broke his nose and was arrested for a DUI. (My son does have a friend who’s getting...

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