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“Aging is a Triumph, Not a Tragedy” by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health So spake the great geriatrician, psychiatrist and elder advocate, Robert N. Butler, who died in December 2010. According to his biographer, W. Andrew Achenbaum, he helped ... Read on »
“Enough” Money in Retirement by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Except at the most abstract, we have hardly ever discussed retirement income at Time Goes By. One reason is that the amount each person lives on varies so widely that it' ... Read on »
“Entitlements” in Republican Crosshairs by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Before I get into this post, a word about a word – entitlement. In the ignorant way of certain American politicians and too many in the media, the meaning has become twis ... Read on »
“Honoring” Elders During Older Americans Month by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ITEM: The public transportation agency in Portland, Oregon, TriMet, avoids using the word “old” with a hokey euphemism Crabby Old Lady had not heard before moving here. A ... Read on »
“I'm a Sexually Liberated Woman, Finally - at Age 80” by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Regarding what you will read below, I am torn equally between unbridled admiration and wretched jealousy. This the kind of writing, particularly about aging, that makes me ... Read on »
“Not One More” by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This blog is about aging and for the ten years of its existence, every post has been related to some aspect of being old even if, sometimes, the connection is tenuous. But ... Read on »
“The Commitments We Make to Each Other” by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health TGB Reader John left a comment after President Barack Obama's speech yesterday: "The speech was wonderful. Fox news headline: Obama declares 'Hands off Entitlements. ... Read on »
18th Century Guide to Old Men's Health by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ”Of all passions let the old man avoid a foolish fondness for women. This never will solicit him, for nature knows her own time...and he will be only making himself the ri ... Read on »
1950s – Pre-Heartbreak Hotel, Part 3 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health You never know who you're going to meet on the internet and I came to know Peter Tibbles ( bio here ) via email over the past couple of years. His extensive knowledge of ... Read on »
1952 Again by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my ... Read on »
2011 Trustees' Report on Social Security and Medicare by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The annual Trustees' Report on the Status of Social Security and Medicare was released on Friday. Due to the weakened economy, slower economic recovery than was assu ... Read on »
2012 Social Security Benefit by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In the past few days, an AP story has been circulating among newspapers reporting that in 2012 there will be a small cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security ... Read on »
2013 TGB Elderblogging Survey Results – Part 1 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Among the irritating events plaguing me since last week is this damned Elderblogging Survey. I am sorry I started it and believe me, it won't happen again. It began w ... Read on »
2013 TGB Elderblogging Survey Results – Part 2 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Following along on results from the 2013 Elderblogging Survey, today we'll look at health and related end-of-life issues. The usual caveats for this kind of survey apply: ... Read on »
2013 TGB Elderblogging Survey Results – Part 3 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Today we will take a look at what the survey tells us Time Goes By denizens relate to the computers, the internet, blogs and electronic gadgets. Think about that: for ... Read on »
2013 TGB Elderblogging Survey Results – Part 4 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Today's is the last report of the Elderblogger Survey covering personal finance and politics. I haven't posted charts for all the questions or even mentioned some. If they ... Read on »
2014 Elderblog Update by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A long, long time ago when I went along with the American cultural meme to indulge in New Years resolutions, I failed at them. Always. Every time. It took awhile but I eve ... Read on »
2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees' Reports by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health On Monday, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees released their annual report. Since it is 283 pages long, I'll give you the highlights as transmitted by the Centers f ... Read on »
21st Century Media Failure by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Due to other obligations yesterday, I didn't have time to write a proper post but I don't like leaving this page blank when there needs to be a link to The Elder Storytell ... Read on »
45 Years of Alice's Restaurant by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It was 45 years ago this this month – 1967 – that Arlo Guthrie's musical account of how his crime, littering, led to his rejection by the U.S. Army was released under its ... Read on »