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 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...

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...

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...

November 28, 2016

Q I recently moved from a senior full-time position to part time and searched for a volunteer opportunity related to a passion of mine: helping people to learn to eat more healthfully. I found a nonprofit that was aligned with my interest. The only problem was that the...

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