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May 2018

Put on a Dress, Damn It!

“My mother always said to wear nice underwear in case you are unlucky and get in an accident.” She’d grin and continue, “I say, wear pretty underwear in case you accidentally get lucky!”

April 2018

Back Pain is Back, But I Look Ahead

I am still racewalking, and one day while doing so, I started thinking that with persons living longer and healthier lives, you can frequently be sandwiched between care and concern for your children and care and concern for aging parents.

Walker Gendusa

Let the Joy of Spring into Your Closet and Spirit!

 Some women wear dowdy because someone somewhere told them they needed to dress according to their age. Some women believe they can wear cut-off blue jeans and a bikini top at 90. Some women need a brain and glasses.

The Midnight Gardener

Lift Your Spirits with Cut Flowers

When the flowers are ready for the vase, add two drops of bleach and one teaspoon of sugar to each quart of water to keep the flowers fresh and well-fed.


Spring Fashion Trends for Our Age

One woman asked, “Do you think it is appropriate for women our age not to dress their age?” “No,” was the resounding answer.


Daringly, Head For The Hills!

One push and I'm sailing through the air, my frozen strands of hair whipping my elderly, weather-beaten face, and it feels like I'm being attacked by razor blades, and yet I feel so free
and alive!

March 2018

What You Should Know to Avoid the Scams and Scoundrels that Target Seniors

The Social Security Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services want to assure you, they will not call you with a request for personal information. If you get such a call, hang up immediately. Don’t engage callers in conversation. It will be tempting to berate them for attempted theft, but just hang up.


When You Have to Choose a Nursing Home (or Assisted Living)

The older I get, the more friends and family members I have that need the various levels of senior care, from temporary stays in rehab hospitals, to independent living, to full nursing care. And in each facility or level of care, I’ve been wowed at how good the care is.


The Old Goats of Stephenville

The members were so gleeful over the trickster being tricked, they unanimously voted me into the Old Goats, the first and only female member, and designated me as “Chief Nanny.”

Passport Perspectives

Worry-Free Housing

Although we are responsible for the maintenance of our home and personal gardens, the responsibility for maintaining the whole resort does not belong to us. We don't worry if the pool heater breaks down, if a piece of equipment in the fitness room needs replacing or when to update the lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas by the pool.

Financial Fortitude

Savor Perfect Moments

What’s remarkable is that this occurred on the heels of a terrible
time. It was less than two months the largest wildfire in California
history, a fire that forced my husband and me to evacuate for 12 days,and came within a mile of our home.

February 2018

How Some Key Elements of the Tax Reform Bill May Affect Seniors

Known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), it affects most everyone in various ways. Here are several parts of the final bill that will affect everyone who files tax returns, and some that will affect seniors more than most.


Tax Scams Always Heat Up in Tax Season… but they Never Lose their Flavor

The IRS telephone scam is one of the most pervasive scams outthere, right now, and those criminals tend to target seniors. Even tax professionals themselves are sometimes fooled by these schemes, in fact, the former director of the IRS himself got a scam call.

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