These are some popular hobbies that seniors and retirees love and rely on to support their physical and mental health. Many involve little or very little expense but offer a tremendous amount of enjoyment, social engagement, or other benefits that are important to retirees. 1. Learn a new language Learning
Let’s consider this day a few potential fresh ideas moving forward as we embrace 2021! My mind returns to a time when I visited a group that I have treasured for several decades. We would gather together each day with joy, starting by lighting a candle in the center of
Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking “What’s next?” You’ve finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. For the last forty years, I have had the
Live Your Best Lesson 2: Understand the Nature of Luck You just might get lucky—and that’s not being trite. During our race, Lady Luck showed up a number of times on our behalf. As I’ve said before, it’s those who stay in the race who so often seem to get lucky.
Live Your Best Lesson 1: Let Go of the Happiness Myth What’s the difference between happiness and joy? Happiness is an ice cream on a warm summer day. Joy is infinitely more than being made to feel good by our circumstances. I like this definition by Rick Warren—that joy is
My new talk, “Still Kicking – Confronting Ageism and Ableism in the Pandemic’s Wake,” debuted earlier this week at n4a, the national conference of Area Agencies on Aging—to rave reviews, yay! Here’s a look at some of the ground it covers: Remember the early messaging about the virus? “Don’t worry,
August 25th, 2018, marked the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. To me, he was a miraculous comet that traveled this universe and gave untold pleasure to millions. A superb Conductor, a marvelous pianist, and an exciting composer, all in 72 years on this planet. My wife and I were driving
How to Throw the Ultimate Dinner Party…. creating meaningful conversation face-to-face when meeting in person isn’t possible.
If you’re working from home for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing pandemic, you’re most likely going to be getting a lot more comfortable with video conferencing. Just because we can’t go out doesn’t mean we need to feel isolated. Isolation is fatal. Physical distancing does not demand social
In my book, Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide for Saving Your Memories for Future Generations, I discuss the techniques that archivists use to protect historical materials from the ravages of time. I find that it’s also helpful to discuss what can cause damage to your archival items. Many hazards
Yesterday, I had lunch with Irene, my mother-in-law, and Donna, my husband’s aunt. Aunt Donna was the inspiration for my latest book after I helped her organize her family papers and photographs; I highlighted her story in my Preface. Our conversation turned to family history, and I listened to such wonderful stories,