Senior Life 2015

12 Stories • Available June 2015
Decluttering Tips

Decluttering Tips

How many magnets are on your refrigerator? How many scraps of paper are on your desk? Do you have lots of extra socks in case you need them? Over the years, it's easy to accumulate things -- cl

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Beyond Knitting Circles

Beyond Knitting Circles

Mothballs, black licorice and the sweetest, most flowery perfume imaginable. That's what Grandma's senior living home smelled like. I still smell this unique combination any time I think of my gr

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The Beat (generation) Goes On

The Beat (generation) Goes On

Gone are the days when growing old meant looking forward to quiet time on the porch watching life pass by. Today's older generation is leading more active lives. People live longer, families grow

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Eau D'age

Eau D'age

Perhaps you remember it from visits to your grandparents' house as a child: that sweetish musty odor that hid in every nook and cranny? It's the smell of old people. It's no secret that every per

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Older Oms

Older Oms

The beauty of yoga is that you can tweak it to fit your needs and athletic ability at any time. There are several different levels to choose from when you're looking for classes, so make sure to

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Microgardening

Microgardening

If you don't have the lawn space to put in a big garden, you don't have to spend this season envying your friends' gardens. Microgardening is a big trend for those who are short on gardening spac

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What If Your Pet Outlives You?

What If Your Pet Outlives You?

You take excellent care of your pets. You feed them the best quality food, tend to their health, take them everywhere you go and perhaps even dress them up for the holidays (or on any day). They'

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Maintain Your Brain

Maintain Your Brain

North Americans are living longer lives, but even with healthier lifestyles, our bodies undergo normal tear and wear, and muscles, bones and even brain cells deteriorate. Small amounts of memory

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Seeing Clearly

Seeing Clearly

Imagine waking up in the morning, reflexively reaching for your glasses and realizing the unnecessary is futile. No more itchy eyes from your contacts. No more expensive solutions and drops and c

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Social Security And You

Social Security And You

I've written columns similar to this before, but I must keep repeating the following message: Whenever you are not sure whether you are eligible for any kind of Social Security benefit, it never

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Advice For Seniors

Advice For Seniors

Overcoming Boredom Q: After six years of retirement, my husband and I find ourselves in a rut. Neither of us has a fulfilling hobby. Luckily, we are both in good health. We have tried golf, yoga

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Money On The Side

Money On The Side

Recently, while brainstorming with a reader who needed to supplement her regular full-time job, I made a quick list of the ways I've done that in my life. I wanted to help her discover what other

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