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Disability Trends Declining
Disability appears to be declining in older age say the experts. This is good news for us as we age. What's the bad news? Read this article and discover why "sitting disease" causes peril to our health.

Seeking Companionship After 50
Seeking a new friend and potential partner can seem daunting, especially if we haven’t been “out there” in years. We need to find the courage to learn how to look for companionship and feel safe doing it! This article provides us with some guidelines. More to come on this topic!

Making the Most of Doctors' Visits
Visiting the doctor's office can be stressful, especially if we are having problems with our health and are looking for answers. We can miss information or misinterpret what the doctor is telling us. This "must read" article helps us make the most of our visits.

An Older Brain Can Learn New Tricks
Some cognitive abilities continue to improve well into older age. We need to know a few tricks to keep our minds sharp and to keep up with the daily details of living. Read this article to learn a few of them!

Tips for Medication Safety
As we age it is normal to take more prescription and over the counter drugs than when we were younger. Therefore, it is also more common to have drug interactions and drug side effects. Read about the numerous tips to ensure that your medications don't become a negative to your health!

Living Alone at 95
Living along as we age can be daunting, but when we have examples like Kathleen at age 95 delighted to have her own place, we realize it is "doable" to remain independent. This interview with Kathleen tells us about her support systems, memories and very positive attitude.

Helping Others with Grief
Sometimes it is very difficult to know what to say to others when they have had an acute loss. Since losses become more common as we age, it is to our advantage to learn what we should and shouldn't say or do at these times. Learn the basics of helping others grieve.

Late Life Remarriage
Remarrying in later years is not always easy since two people have to mesh their lifestyles, families, friends and interests. How to do it well? Read all about it!

The Importance of Laughter
Laughter is a very important part of life and especially important as we age. It helps to keep us balanced and lowers our stress levels. Check out this article for some ideas for building humor and smiles into each day.

Pets and Aging
Pets make wonderful companions for older adults and are considered "therapy" in many situations. It's important to know what to consider when choosing the right pet so that the experience is positive and enhances our lifestyle.

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