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The Day After Thanksgiving 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I hope you are all appropriately stuffed from your holiday meal yesterday and, like me, looking forward to leftovers. Given the amount of television, print and online ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving 2014, Everyone by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Last year on Thanksgiving I vowed that, due to my delight at rediscovering Arlo Guthrie's epic Thanksgiving fable, Alice's Restaurant, after the decade or two it lay some ... Read on »
Unlock the Car Door With Your Mind by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It's amazing what you can find on the internet. Sometimes I need to closely monitor myself so not to fall down a rabbit hole only to awaken as from a dream two hours later ... Read on »
An Antidote for JOWS by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health End-of-year holidays now last for four months, 120 days from September through December. There is no escaping them and each reaches its peak of frenzy during the week in w ... Read on »
Elder Surveillance For Their Own Good by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Okay, they usually call it “monitoring” instead of surveillance to sound less Orwellian but don't be fooled - it is surveillance. It's not quite here yet but the groundswe ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: Classical Gas 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 »
INTERESTING STUFF – 22 November 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Back in the 1950s, there was a chilling and deservedly famous Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV episode about a man, played by Joseph Cotton, so paralyzed in an accident th ... Read on »
The Gift of Freedom in the Third Act of Life by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ”I’ve learned my lines. The house lights have dimmed and I’ve just walked center stage for the third act of the play I started writing long ago. And within the physical, e ... Read on »
Three Generations Under One Roof by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health When I was kid growing up in Portland, Oregon during the post World War II era, it was not unusual for my friends to have a grandparent or two living with them. Some ... Read on »
Old- and New-Fashioned Spelling by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health From the strong responses to my past posts (well, mostly rants), about the general decline of writing skills, I am assuming today that a lot of TGB readers care about prop ... Read on »
Let's Take a Break From Ageing Stuff Today by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This post has nothing to do with getting old, nothing at all. I need a day or two off from all that so here's some entertainment for you relevant to world affairs. Do ... Read on »
Elders' Companion Pets by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health When I say I wish I could have stayed in bed, you know the kind of day I'm talking about – we all wind up there now and then. It happened to me last Thursday. First t ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1964 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 »
INTERESTING STUFF – 15 November 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Too often comedians are among the worst offenders with age jokes that are mean rather than funny. As accomplished as they are otherwise, Jon Stewart and John Oliver re ... Read on »
What the New Congress Means For Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health [EDITORIAL NOTE: Ha! This started out to be a short, little warning about what's ahead for Social Security and Medicare and it somehow turned into a rambling political dis ... Read on »
Helen Mirren – An Advocate for Elder Women by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Since it was announced more than two weeks ago, you are likely to be way ahead of me about this: on Monday 27 October, the French cosmetic company L'Oreal named 69-year-ol ... Read on »
Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to be President? by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Kentucky Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful, Rand Paul, thinks so. Here is what he told Politico this week in an interview with Mike Allen: “'I think all the polls ... Read on »
Choosing to Work After Age 80 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A few weeks ago The New York Times published a splashy feature containing photo portraits and short interviews with a baker's dozen of people who have continued to work f ... Read on »
The Unexpected Gifts of Age by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The ageism of pundits and the press, of movies and television, even comedians, is so ubiquitous that most Americans don't believe there is such a thing. That makes it ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: Bing 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 »