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Fearing The “L’s” of Aging

By Susan Williams I was recently approached to share my thoughts on the fears that some baby boomers may have about aging and retirement. Personally, I prefer to look at the positive side of aging and view the gray hair and wrinkles simply as a by-product of a life well...

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Libraries – Could They Help Support Positive Aging?

By Susan Williams One of our friends shared the details of a recent conversation he had with his daughter who is in college. She was complaining to him about how much work she had to do at school. He then told us of the small rant he had with...

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Men’s Shed Movement – Building Support for Aging

As the 21st Century dawned, medical experts in Australia noticed an alarming trend – a disturbing increase in chronic health problems, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and even suicide among the country’s aging men. A novel solution was proposed and the “men’s sheds” movement began.

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The Triple Threats to Healthy and Happy Aging

Have you ever found yourself sitting alone on the couch with absolutely nothing to do? Depending on the time it was in your life – you may have thought this situation was a blessing. But when it comes to aging – these three activities are proving to be quite detrimental to your health if they become a permanent situation.

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The Relationship Between Optimism, Health and Aging

Would you consider yourself to be optimistic? Well it turns out that having a sense optimism can have an impact on your overall health as you age. So much so that people who considered themselves “most” optimistic felt 12.5 years younger than their actual age.

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Should Aging In Place Actually Be Called Aging In The Right Place?

By Susan Williams During the Atlantic’s conference called the The New Old Age there was a session on Aging In Place. One of the panelists, an author named Ellen Pope challenged the term Aging in Place and whether it should really be called Aging In The Right Place. This got me thinking.

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