Golden Years 2015

12 Stories • Available December 2015
Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

If you find yourself asking others to repeat themselves because your hearing isn't what it used to be, you aren't alone. Hearing loss affects about 20 percent of American adults; that's 48 millio

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Old Dogs Learning New Tricks

Old Dogs Learning New Tricks

It was a very different world when many older adults were growing up. Televisions (for those who had one) were black-and-white with a limited number of channels, books had pages to turn, phones h

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Get Away Together

Get Away Together

Remember the Alan Alda movie "The Four Seasons," in which couples who were longtime friends vacationed together on a regular basis? That 1981 movie continues to inspire, as seniors planning their

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Baby Boomers And Boomerangs

Baby Boomers And Boomerangs

When I turned 19, I started my first "real-world" job with the state of California. Even though I only held a student position, every paycheck I received took out a little bit extra that went to

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Gold Years Volunteering

Gold Years Volunteering

For many, retirement is a time to relax and catch up on all of the books that you didn't have time to read between your job and raising kids. Retirement is for cruises and beach vacations, time s

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What A Pain

What A Pain

Despite many comedic routines about waking up with Arthur Itis, for those who suffer it's no laughing matter. Arthritis is an umbrella term for several dozen conditions, making the diagnosis, tre

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Perfect Vision

Perfect Vision

Buying new glasses is a chance to improve your vision and look stylish at the same time. Whether you're looking for prescription glasses or readers, there are many retailers to choose from, inclu

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Isolation And Illness

Isolation And Illness

It's supposed to be the golden years, not the lonely years. If you're finding yourself alone more often than you'd like, you're not alone. According to a 2010 study by the U.S. Census Bureau, 11

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50 Is The New 50

50 Is The New 50

Saying that "50 is the new 30" is a form denial. But why deny what you've worked your whole life to achieve? You've crossed so many finish lines, reaching goal after goal. Besides, were you happi

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Advice For Seniors

Advice For Seniors

Q: I am an elderly widow and live alone in a large house. I'm fearful that my surroundings are not so secure as they should be. I often wake up when I hear a strange noise. What might help calm m

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Divorced Women And Social Security

Divorced Women And Social Security

Q: I was married to my husband for 35 years before he divorced me and married a much newer and better-equipped model (if you get my drift). They have even had a child together! I'm 62, and my ex

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Osteoporosis And Hips

Osteoporosis And Hips

I was recently asked to see a male patient in his early 80s who, four months before, had fallen in his bathroom and broken his hip. Two days later, hip surgery was performed. After the operation,

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Golden Years Info 1

Golden Years Info 1

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Golden Years Info 2

Golden Years Info 2

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Golden Years Info 3

Golden Years Info 3

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