Adventures in Aging - Have you had the right talk?

We’ve all heard about the importance of having “The Talk,” not the birds and the bees one, the other one. The one where we honestly and succinctly let our loved one ... more

Feb 7, 2017 8:57 AM SENIORS 1 Comments

Adventures in Aging - Why Is My Pizza Trying to Kill Me?

My birthday is this month. I am aging, though to be fair, I have been getting older since the day I was born. As a card-carrying member of the ... more

Jan 30, 2017 11:09 AM SENIORS


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Adventures in Aging - Finding the Joy

As a kid, I was obsessed with the book “Pollyanna” by Eleanor H. Porter; in particular, the ‘Glad Game’ that Polly played whenever things looked even a little off kilter. The premise of the game is that no matter what, you can always think of at ... more

Sep 13, 2016 3:27 PM SENIORS

Maintaining Dignity and Independence at The Memory Center

Imagine waking each day and not remembering where you are or what happened the day before. Imagine looking into the face of your beloved grandchild and not remembering her name. It can be quite scary, not just for the one who suffers from some ... more

Jul 15, 2016 4:05 AM SENIORS


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Adventures in Aging: Life Unexpected

Do you remember back in 1980, when John Lennon penned the lyrics to "Beautiful Boy" about his son Sean with Yoko Ono? It included the phrase, Life is what happens while you're making other plans? I remember thinking at the time that he was the ... more

Jul 8, 2016 1:00 PM SENIORS

How Far We’ve Come! Or Have We?

I love video chatting. With my family members spread over several continents, it is a blessing to be able to “be” with everyone at the same time. One such occasion happened over the recent holidays when my four-year-old grandson called to ... more

Mar 11, 2016 8:05 AM SENIORS

Breaking Up (with your doctor) is Hard To Do

Have you ever noticed the visceral reaction caused by breaking up? Or defriending? Or conscious uncoupling? The “you go your way and I’ll go mine” is never a fun conversation. If you’re ending romantic relationships, you’re in luck. All of the ... more

Jan 13, 2016 1:45 AM SENIORS

Independence: A Lifelong Goal!

The drive to earn and maintain independence is a constant and lifelong quest for almost every individual. We humans seem to have an ingrained instinct to be in charge of our own path, to be the master of our own destiny. That nearly universal... more

Nov 19, 2015 8:39 AM SENIORS

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Various articles written by Virginia authors that touch on topics dealing with being a senior citizen in the world today. These topics range from retirement planning, assisted living facilities and staying active and positive in old age.


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