Labor Day?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the first thing to know about people who shun retirement is that they are probably busier, and cooler, than you.  One such person said that an interview would have to wait because he was traveling to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Another said he would be …

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The Importance of Being Social

Thinking about our social lives, and how they influence health outcomes, is getting new attention. In February, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and UCSF published a 10-item “social frailty index”. They found a strong corollary between social frailty and physical frailty which often leads to an increased risk. So, what does this mean, and what …

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Taking care of #1

The #1 fear of seniors is memory loss, or more specifically, dementia.  According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, dementia affects more than 5 million people in this country. That number is expected to double by 2050 and women are at higher risk of developing dementia than men. but recently there …

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Celebrating Being Older

May is Older Americans Month, but how did we get here and how should we celebrate it? The first question is relatively easy.  Older Americans Month was established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy after meeting with members of the National Council of Senior Citizens.  Every President since has issued a formal proclamation asking …

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