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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May 4, 2019

Dear readers.

Older adults are taking center stage. No, this is not a performance of an older-adult dance troupe, symphony or chorus. It’s about a month set aside to celebrate older Americans past and current for their contribution to society. May is Older Americans Mon...

December 2, 2018

Q. I am widowed, down-sized and fairly comfortable these days. More and more, I am seeing the needs of people around me who really could use my help. Old friends and new are in need of support, hot meals, trips to the doctor – one even needs a place to stay. How can I...

November 21, 2018

Dear readers,

Occasionally I attend or participate in an event that I think will be of interest to you. A recent event was the 2018 Encore Summit, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Encore.org, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, founded by social entrepre...

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...

August 9, 2018

Question: I recently retired as a senior scientist from a laboratory. Several people have asked me what I plan to do next. Some have asked, “What is your passion?”

To be honest, I have loved my work but never described my work or interests as my passion. I don’t know if...

May 10, 2018

Dear readers,

Older adults are taking center stage once again. No, this is not a performance of an older-adult dance troupe, symphony or chorus. It’s about a month set aside to celebrate older Americans for their contribution to society. May is Older Americans Month.

The...

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