This is a photo of my Aunt Helen from 6 years ago. She died the other day at 92 years of age. Her senior lifestyle was an inspiration to me as I got older. She was always going somewhere and staying active. Until about 12 years ago she danced with a senior action group. She could … More 10 Things That Make Getting Older More Fun
My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years.. After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen enjoyed their lives. Much later Grandmother became … More Aunt Helen, Aging with Style and Panache
This post is also published by Candid Slice at http://www.candidslice.com/seven-survival-strategies-for-the-single-senior/ As a sixty-eight year young Successful Single Senior Survivor, I offer these six strategies to help add quality to your Single Senior living. These suggestions are for Seniors who are active and independent. Becoming a Senior citizen often involves difficult adjustments in our lives. Long … More Seven Strategies For Single Senior Survival
Over ten years ago I met, Miss Pearl (not real name), a very plucky, tiny, young acting, elderly lady. Although she passed away a few years later, I want to share some of her story because she was such a fascinating and charming lady. I especially treasured her friendship during a time when my own mother … More She Didn’t Have a Chance
When we are between our teens and mid adulthood, we often think: “I am invincible! I can do anything. I am strong. I have unlimited energy.” After all, usually nothing happens (that we can see) when we participate in risky activities at that age. It takes getting older before we realize, “I screwed up!” Where … More My Back Talks Back
Am I getting older or what? As I sit and watch the TV advertisements of pizza with loads of cheese and fat filled meats (blocked heart arteries waiting to happen) on a pie crust with cheese built into the rim of the crust (more cholesterol) I realize how I used to eat pizza every week! … More Pizza, Fried Chicken, French Fries?? No Thank You.
We have all seen television shows featuring interviews with centenarians. Many of these one hundred plus years “young” souls had wrinkles and white, gray or sparse hair. Many of them were in wheelchairs or not as “able” physically as they used to be. But if you look into the face and eyes of many of … More How to Keep Your Inner Child Alive and Well
I have had a long struggle with my self image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or … More Self Image Assessments
I believe that having a youthful attitude toward life influences our health, happiness, friendships, attitudes, and lives in general. I have been accused of being a bit of a goofball in the past and occasionally now. But I think that ability to be silly sometimes has helped to disguise my aging face and body into … More Stay Younger Longer
Have you ever felt like you never had enough of something? I frequently felt like I never measured up to the other kids in school when I was young. I didn’t have nice enough clothes, long enough hair, thick enough hair, good enough grades, enough time to do what had to be done. Where did … More Never Enough?