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Combating Loneliness in Aging – It Takes A Community

With loneliness being a major health issue that is only going to potentially escalate with the increasing numbers of people aging, communities need to play an active role in integrating older people into the life and support of the community.

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Who Do You Want To Be?

By Mike Drak My son Doug is in Australia studying to be a doctor and he thought I might find the following story interesting. It’s about George Corones who at the age of 99 broke the world swimming record at the Commonwealth Games trials on the Gold Coast and...

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Pushing Your Limits As You Age

When was the last time you pushed yourself? You know, tried to do something completely different? Well here’s a great story of how one woman did just that. In retirement, Julia discovered that she really didn’t have any particular plan and found herself bored, lonely and struggling without any...

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Resilience: This Upbeat Trait Actually Does Get Better With Age

By Mary Eileen Williams Most young people consider those of us on the far side of fifty to be inflexible. Popular belief has it that, once we cross the half century mark, we become set in our ways—even rigid in certain regards. In truth, we may get a little...

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Could A Simple Sitting Standing Test Assess Your Mortality?

When did you last try to sit down on a floor and then get back up again? Did you have any difficulties in doing this? Well, it seems that this simple test can actually help assess how well you are aging – and even possibly your mortality. This test...

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Why the Language We Use For Aging Matters

By Susan Williams A while back there was a media buzz around the fact that Allure Magazine was no longer going to use the term “anti-aging”. In their announcement about this change the magazine made an excellent point on why they made the shift – “language matters”. And it really...

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