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Rewind the Week – 13 June 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Announcement Unrelated to Rewind: If you change your email address, please do not ask me to change your subscription to the new address. You subscribed on your own and you ... Read on »
Burial Arrangements by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Long before her death, my mother had prepaid a company for both her cremation and burial at sea. (You can read about that burial here . Before my mother's last illnes ... Read on »
Summer Heat Help by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (Australians and other TGB readers below the equator can skip today's post or save it for next November.) It's starting to warm up here in Oregon. Nothing unbearable ... Read on »
Elder Online Dating by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Last week, The Atlantic reported on a projected new web service called called Stitch which is, according to the reporter, like Tinder for old people - “an online community ... Read on »
Two D-Day Octogenarians by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Actually, they are nearly nonagenarians. Both men are 89 and they made big news for themselves on D-Day last week. Jock Hutton was among the first wave of Allied tro ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1953 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 – 7 June 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France. The Guardian this week published an extraordinary collection of then-and-now photos taken on or nea ... Read on »
Rewind the Week – 6 June 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Compared to many blogs, TGB has a consistently compelling comment section. In addition, I needed to carve out time away from the the computer so I've invented Rewind the W ... Read on »
Finding Purpose in Old Age by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yesterday Paula Span, who contributes to the New Old Age blog at The New York Times, reported on some recent studies about the benefits of having a purpose in late life. ... Read on »
Time Flies When You're Growing Old by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It may be the most common lament among old people and if not, it's certainly up there in the top five: that time keeps speeding up with each passing year. The writer ... Read on »
Crabby Old Lady and Intimations of Email's Death by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Crabby Old Lady has been reading it for several years: that she is hopelessly out of touch to prefer email to social media, texting, etc. and she will soon be out of luck ... Read on »
Reasons to Exercise Now, Not Later by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It was early on Sunday morning, 7AM or so. Having just finished my 45-minute, at-home, exercise routine, I was perusing The New York Times with my second cup of coffee. ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: Songs About Cities - Melbourne 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 – 31 May 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This elder Italian joins some kids in a game of street soccer and shows some serious moves. Take a look: Huffpost has a some more information. ... Read on »
Rewind the Week – 30 May 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yesterday I gave you an update on the development of Three Rivers Village. Working on that project is taking more of my time now and the need is growing. With that, I ... Read on »
Three Rivers Village Update - May 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In every survey ever done, a consistent 90 percent or so of respondents say they want to live in their own homes until they die. This is fortunate because as I have m ... 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 »
TGB Reader Preferences of Names for Old People by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Last Thursday, we held a poll to see what generic (usually media) names and synonyms for old people we prefer and which ones we dislike. First, my apologies to anyone ... Read on »
Memorial Day 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This is a good day for a bit of discussion about the recent media attention to the problems of health care at the U.S. Veterans Administration. Last February, Senate ... 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 »