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ELDER MUSIC: States – South Dakota to Wyoming 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 – 18 October 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Anna Stoer is 114 years old. You read that right – 114. She lives in Minnesota. She wanted to create a Facebook page. She had to lie because the age dropdown menu goes ... Read on »
Beer and Billiards for Healthy Aging by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health “Active aging” is what they call it. You know, all that bungee jumping, marathon running and climbing high mountains they tell us old people need to do these days to stay ... Read on »
Elder Women and Eleanor's Hope by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health When I starting out in the world on my own in the late 1950s, there weren't many careers available to women. Our choices were mostly confined to waitress or office worker ... Read on »
To Reclaim the Word “Old” by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As I have explained here many times in the past, I made a deliberate decision when I began this blog a decade ago to never use old-age euphemisms - those cutesy-poo names ... Read on »
Life Expectancy at 65 Increases by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its annual report on life expectancy in the United States for the year 2012. It's good news for almost everyone inc ... Read on »
Elder Touch Hunger by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There are several people online who write blogs, columns and books about sex for old people. You won't see much about them here. It's not that I don't think sex is im ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1962 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 – 11 October 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Dr. Ephraim Engleman, age 103, is a practicing arthritis specialist in San Francisco. He recently gave an interview to the Senior Planet website . Here are a couple of ... Read on »
Old and Useless at 52? by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Silicon Valley was barely a concept when I first heard about ageism in the tech industry. Back in the early 1990s, the online job boards and forums were already filled wit ... Read on »
Keeping Up with Technology While Old – or Not by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Have you heard about the “Internet of Things”? The idea is that before long, everything you own – toaster, refrigerator, alarm clock, heater and air conditioner, electric ... Read on »
TGB FORUM: What to Do For a Sick Friend by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As I write this on Monday to publish on Wednesday, I am anticipating the need to rest today (Wednesday) from some big-time oral surgery on Tuesday. That is not to say ... Read on »
Do You Live in a Good Aging-in-Place Community? by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health For years in repeated surveys, 89 or 90 percent of people polled say they want to “age in place.” Most frequently, that phrase means they want to stay in the homes where t ... Read on »
It is Okay to Just Be Old by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health For five days last week you, dear readers, wrote this blog by responding to forum topics many of you had already suggested during the previous week. And a fine job yo ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: States – Massachusetts to New Jersey by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health NOTE FROM RONNI: Peter has been presenting the music about states in alphabetical order. Last week, I screwed up and posted New Mexico to South Carolina ahead of time when ... Read on »
INTERESTING STUFF – 4 October 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Age progression videos are always fun to watch. This one, a “live” painting, is by South Korean illustrator Seok Jeong-hyeon. For nearly 20 years, ... Read on »
TGB FORUM: Readers Write the Blog – Day 5 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As I explained on Monday , while Peter Tibbles and Norma Gates are visiting from Melbourne, I am taking a mini-vacation and letting you, dear readers, write the blog based ... Read on »
TGB FORUM: Readers Write the Blog – Day 4 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As I explained on Monday , while Peter Tibbles and Norma Gates are visiting from Melbourne, I am taking a mini-vacation and letting you, dear readers, write the blog based ... Read on »
TGB FORUM: Readers Write the Blog – Day 3 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As I explained on Monday , while Peter Tibbles and Norma Gates are visiting from Melbourne, I am taking a mini-vacation and letting you, dear readers, write the blog based ... Read on »
TGB FORUM: Readers Write the Blog – Day 2 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As I explained on Monday , while Peter Tibbles and Norma Gates are visiting from Melbourne, I am taking a mini-vacation and letting you, dear readers, write the blog based ... Read on »