About Marilyn Murray Willison

Marilyn Murray Willison

Marilyn Murray Willison

Marilyn Murray Willison, a UCLA graduate, is a six-time award-winning author and former international journalist, who has a unique perspective when it comes to the complicated issues regarding America’s seniors. Her byline has appeared in over 25 publications on both sides of the Atlantic, and her opinion pieces, personality profiles and celebrity interviews have reached millions of readers.

Since 1984, Willison has lived with multiple sclerosis, which has given her a unique perspective on dealing with the myriad challenges that accompany a disability. As former health and fitness editor for the Los Angeles Times syndicate, Willison brings both a personal and professional background to her columns for seniors. 

As a wife, mother and grandmother, Willison approaches aging with an optimistic curiosity and an undisguised enthusiasm. Visit her website at www.marilynwillison.com.

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Do You Have a Morrie? Oct 11, 2019

Twenty years ago, the international bestselling book "Tuesdays With Morrie" was published, and since then, over 15 million copies have been sold. Millions more watched the ABC movie adaptation of the book, whi... Read More

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Airbnb's Most Popular Hosts Oct 04, 2019

As we all know, a great deal of changes have taken place in the travel industry. Remember the days when affordable overseas group tours (remember the film "If This Is Tuesday It Must Be Belgium") were all the ... Read More

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Seniors and Alcohol Abuse: Part 2 Sep 27, 2019

In the last column, we discussed the surprising trend of increased drinking among older Americans, as well as the risks that accompany alcohol dependency. We all most likely know someone who has overused alcoh... Read More

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Seniors and Alcohol Abuse Sep 20, 2019

A study in the JAMA Psychiatry journal revealed a surprising health risk among older Americans. Researchers compared data from a national survey of about 40,000 conducted in 2001 and 2002, and again in 2012 an... Read More