The perception of Fake news is not new, as bogus stories can reach more people more quickly via social media and other platforms.  Facebook and Google announced that they'd crackdown on the websites that are spreading fake news sites, so...
Many people mistakenly think that older people should slow down and become less active as they age. The thought is that less activity decreases the risk for accidents that can result in injuries. It is true that older people...
I'm 72, in good health, live in a very enviable part of the world, am happily married with no debt, and am even still running a small home-based business (see hercastle.com) in cooperation with my hard working wife. I count...
Photo by alevision.co on Unsplash I recently had a birthday and am nearly a quarter century "old."   I share my age with at least 60 million boomers, assuming that all those of my generation who once thought they'd "live forever"...
Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Making friends and being socially active is important for all people, regardless of their social status, their location, and, most importantly, their age. This means that even seniors should stay connected and keep making...
Establishing new connections in life can be intimidating at times. You may be feeling as though you’re ready for new adventures, but you’re unsure where to start. Or, perhaps you’ve started to make firm plans about what you’re doing...
Photo by Ioana Radescu on Unsplash Humans are uniquely acquisitive.  We fill our homes, our garages and our closets to the brim.  And the older we get, the more we accumulate, lose track of and push into storage rather than...
The bond between grandchildren and grandparents is incredibly important. As a grandparent, you can play the role of parent, babysitter, friend and teacher. You can help them to understand their family’s past and impart in them your valuable life...
Photo by Mark Paton on Unsplash Technology has brought us some amazing sensory-enhancing devices--everything from eyesight improving lenses (centuries old) to portable phones that let us communicate (and hear) people from thousands of miles away. (Think iphones).  Wonders never cease. Besides nearsigtedness (myopia)--I'm 73--the one...
As a former mental health and substance abuse therapist, it was easy to see that many of my clients were using or used some form of illegal or controlled substances or alcohol to hide from unwanted memories. Crack cocaine...