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You can run from the AARP, but you can’t hide

You can run from the AARP, but you can’t hide

I knew what to watch for in the mail last month because we’d just celebrated a Big Birthday at home. Nobody had prepared me for the letter I received a few years earlier after celebrating my Big [...]

Where  there’s a will  . . . . or not

Where there’s a will . . . . or not

  A will is a very good idea – so why do so few Baby Boomers have one? Most legal experts agree everyone should have a will – indeed, an entire estate plan. Yet half of [...]

Shift dresses on-trend, and age appropriate

Shift dresses on-trend, and age appropriate

“Nothing makes a woman look so old as trying desperately hard to look young,” Coco Chanel said; and I couldn’t agree more. But this doesn’t mean that at a certain age you need to put the [...]

Tweak the beauty routines, not the budget

Tweak the beauty routines, not the budget

By Doreen Christensen Tweet [...]

A talk with ‘How to Care for Aging Parents’ expert, best-selling author Virginia Morris

A talk with ‘How to Care for Aging Parents’ expert, best-selling author Virginia Morris

It  was 1991, at least two years before the Internet was introduced to the public, when an award-winning healthcare writer in Connecticut saw “an enormous need.” Virginia Morris hadn’t yet begun to care for her own [...]

Reversing damage from years of poor eating

Reversing damage from years of poor eating

By Rebecca Cahilly You’ve just celebrated the big 5-0, or 5-1, or 5-5. The candles have been blown out, the cake eaten, and suddenly words that previously went ignored – “coronary heart disease,” “stroke,” “fibromyalgia,” “diabetes,” [...]

Downsizing at home: Less really can be more

Downsizing at home: Less really can be more

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  Yvonne and Tony Conza were living the good life with three residences – 10 acres in Woodstock, N.Y., an apartment in Manhattan and a home in Miami Beach. They loved them all [...]

Books you wanted to read, if you had the time

Books you wanted to read, if you had the time

By John Dolen To whittle down a lifetime of reading pleasure to just 10 books would be difficult for any lover of literature. Hey, I’m upset some of my favorites didn’t make my own list. But [...]

How to avoid falls as loved ones age

How to avoid falls as loved ones age

By Greg Carannante “I FELL.” For many children of elderly parents, these two words can ring like a death knell. Even in less dreaded scenarios, they mean life will no longer be the same for the injured [...]

Three simple exercises to help avoid falls

Three simple exercises to help avoid falls

By Greg Carannante Personal trainer Chris Mazzola demonstrates three simple exercises that almost anyone can do at home. He emphasizes that they are only a starting point, and that you must progress beyond them to achieve [...]