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Keeping Steady on Our Feet

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Falling counts as one of the things we most fear as we get older. In fact, this fear, if we let it, can drastically shrink our activities and the breadth of our lives. Can balance be improved even in the elderly? Yes! Here’s the good news: simple and fun ways exist to keep us upright […]

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Silence is More Golden Than We Think

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We all know the saying, silence is golden, a belief expressed throughout history. It’s also the title of a 1964 mega-hit recording by Frankie Valli. However, for today’s world, I think the phrase needs an upgrade to platinum. Over the last few decades, in the US, and across the world, noise pollution, or environmental noise […]

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First Quarter Blog Recap 2021

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January 4th 2021 – Sharing Our Wisdom With The Next Generation We have the opportunity as wise and vibrantly aging women to share our wisdom with our daughters and even our granddaughters. The positive choices that they make today, will positively affect their future selves. No matter at what age they start!  Here are some […]

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Gardening: Good for Your Health? You Bet!

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When the world grows wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the Garden. Minnie Aumônier This quotation about gardening has lived under the glass on my desk for as long as I can remember. Decades before I became a gerontologist and learned that gardening is good for you—physically, mentally, and spiritually—I have shared […]

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Some little-known and Forgotten Vibrant Women

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So many accomplished, extraordinary women are being highlighted during Women’s History Month. I would like to offer three of my favorite vibrant women who are often overlooked, but are equally as interesting and worth remembering. Take note, they all lived very long lives, busy and contributing until their very last days. Here’s to Girl Power! […]

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My Self-Care Recharging Secret

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If you are like I am, this is a familiar scenario: too often, I put everyone and everything before myself—taking care of work issues, family issues, house issues, pet issues. If any time remains before collapsing into bed, I might read for a few minutes or look at a catalog or magazine. Then lights out […]

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Becoming the Older Generation

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Not long ago the last of my parents’ siblings, my father’s youngest sister, passed away. In the moment of her passing, I joined, like many others, the oldest generation alive– the senior generation of our family. This is a new sensation for me. My “elders” are all now gone, and I can no longer ask […]

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Sharing Our Wisdom with the Next Generation

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Wise senior women of the world, I call on each of you to help your daughters, granddaughters, and even your great-granddaughters, to be healthier and happier, and to live longer and more vibrantly. Will they listen to our words of wisdom? Some will heed our advice — the ones who see clearly the effects of […]