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Passions

No matter how old we are…we all have passion. Remember when you were younger what you really felt passionate about.
Then as life happens and we age, sometimes those passions change or get moved to the back burner for many reasons. Passion may be defined as a strong feeling towards something….it can be anything really. What is your passion? What do you really enjoy doing? What do you have a real strong feeling towards? A person, a sport, a hobby or a place. Sometimes life happens and it takes our focus away from our passion.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, pursuing your passion and keeping it alive can be very therapeutic and healing.

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Senior Romance

Many younger people feel romance is just for them. They can’t imagine older adults or seniors having anything that resembles romantic feelings. But actually the opposite is true. The older we get, the more we need companionship, the touch...
Music is older then any of us and yet some of us have never had or taken the opportunity to learn how to play music. Playing a musical instrument is a very benefical senior passion. Frank Iacono has been playing violin since...
Abstract: Studying piano as an older adult presents special challenges and joys for both teachers and students. This article examines both from the perspectives of Kelly Zuercher, resident pianist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and respected teacher, and one...
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Hobbies are important at any age but for seniors hobbies can help you to age well. One of the most popular senior hobbies is spending time in the garden. Aging and chronic conditions such as arthritis can make physical...
Why would a couple of seniors, who should be thinking about retiring, decide instead to build a botanical garden?  Answer: because these two seasoned gardening-geeks have first-hand experience about how gardens affect people and we need to let everyone...
Dating over the age of 50 can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re going through the menopause. But it doesn’t have to be. Dating later in life can be more fun, as new relationships aren’t clouded with feelings of pressure...
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We’re hale and hearty seniors and traveling is what makes us happiest. We did our first desert explorations on a September trip out west. The most visually varied of our desert forays was Joshua Tree National Park. It is...