For as long as any of us can remember, our chronological age has been front and center in our lives. It started with birthday parties when we were very young and, probably thanks to the greeting card industry, birthday celebrations continue as long as we live – and sometimes beyond.
As we march through the decades, the question of where to live is generally determined by where our family resides, where we go to school, who hires us, and where we want to raise our kids. When that’s all behind us, what then? Do we stay put in our big
This guest post is by Toni Calasanti, a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech. She has long been passionate about fighting ageism, advocating for “our right to grow old in diverse ways without facing mockery, stigma, or exclusion, however grey-haired or wrinkly we become; and whatever care or support we
Newly retired, I sat in my home office sorting through cartons I had brought home from work: family photos, books about aging, flash drives of files I might need… and my framed diplomas from undergraduate and graduate school. They had hung in my office for years. But did I want
Have you ever thought about what matters most in your life? Could your children and grandchildren answer that question about you? Have you shared with them? This is your legacy. It is not about money. Lori Coonen, from Living My Legacy, talked about family with me. She explained that “planning for
If you are over 50, you are probably starting to think seriously about retirement – the when, where, how of it. Fortunately, over the last decade, many informative books have been written that help us grapple with the tough questions we all have. There are so many out there that
Image Credit: David Pacey / Flickr. This image has been modified. “We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. There can be no doubt about that.” Ten million Americans have it, and one in three older women will get it. “We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health throughout the
What would happen if you centered your diet around vegetables, the most nutrient-dense food group? Read Dr. Greger’s Best Selling book: How Not To Die. Click the book for purchase information. In addition to showing what to eat to help prevent the top 15 causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s