Photo by Ioana Radescu on UnsplashHumans 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 UnsplashTechnology 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...
Photo by MayoFi on Unsplash Is it "nifty" after 50?   Is there sex after 60?   Is there success after 70?   Relevant to these questions is how much the coronaviris has affected your life--surely a stressor and disrupter for everyone (and particularly dangerous for us seniors.)   2020 wasn't very...
Patio furniture is nowadays a necessity. It helps to decorate the patio portion of your house and will also help you to enjoy the best times on patio decks with family or friends. Right from lounging chairs to some...
95th Birthday

LET ME GO

On a typical sunny afternoon in Santa Monica, I went to visit mother.   When I opened the door, I found her on the floor of the entry hall, lying on her back with her eyes closed, as if she were...
Although, the following events occurred at an award-winning institution, they can occur at any institution. This account is offered as a service to you so that you or a loved one have a better chance of avoiding anything similar.In service:...
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on UnsplashTravel USED to be fairly straightforward before coronavirus-- you chose your destination(s), then your mode of transportation.Somewhat simple perhaps. Both mode and place have been severely compromised.   My wife and I had our retirement plans pretty much laid...
As you age and start having grandchildren, you need to find a way to stay relevant in the lives of them, as well as your other family members. This involves changing with the times and updating your home to...