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INTERESTING STUFF – 7 February 2015 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Alan Ginocchio who blogs at Some Final Thoughts let me know about the documentary, My Love, Don't Cross That River, that has broken all attendance records in its nativ ... Read on »
Elders Recall Life Before Immunization by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health UPDATE 9AM: This is fantastic, all your stories collecting in the comments below - so many already at 9AM. Keep them coming. We can quote statistics all day long, but stor ... Read on »
Choose Wisely: Excellent Healthcare Information For You by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There is growing belief – and evidence - that Americans get too much healthcare, that they are over-tested, over-diagnosed and over-prescribed. But that is beginning to ch ... Read on »
More Old Mean Girls by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A couple of weeks ago I told you about some old mean girls in a retirement community freezing out a 97-year-old new resident. Now comes a report of not only more old mean ... Read on »
A School and Assisted Living in One Space by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health [Apologies to whomever sent me this interesting story. I've lost your email.] People in the small town of St. Francis, Maine, are considering saving their elementary ... Read on »
Cutting “Fixed” Retirement Expenses by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Well, cutting ONE of them. There are, no doubt, readers who will tell us that cable television is not a fixed retirement expense, that they don't bother with it. My c ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1969 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 – 31 January 2015 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health RONNI HERE: In producing this Saturday list, I aim for a balance with a little something for everyone – sort of an update of an old-timey variety show from our generation' ... Read on »
Elder Adoption of Technology – Or Not by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There is no argument about it: the development of technology in our lifetime is nothing less that astounding. Sometimes, I think, we've become so accustomed to it that we ... Read on »
Accepting the Difficulties of Growing Old by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health File this post under Ronni was too weary and/or lazy to write on Wednesday. It happens to all of us, you know. I own an elegant, little easel frame. It is quite small ... Read on »
Social Life in Old Age by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It has become a tenet of old age that without plenty of friends and family, and an active social life, we are doomed to die before our time. In fact, one study, as re ... Read on »
New Clues for the Internet and You by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In 1999, four middle-ish-aged guys who were stars in the development of the still-emergent internet wrote a book about how the internet, an amazing global “conversation” p ... Read on »
Old People's Sense of Time or by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ...lack thereof. [EDITORIAL NOTE: As far as I know, the following has no basis in fact and may or may not be related to age (although I believe it is). It is no more ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: The Impressions, Etc. 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 – 24 January 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There was a strong response to our Wednesday feature about growing old alone that used an interview with actor Jack Nicholson as a jumping off point. It caused a lot o ... Read on »
A New Late Night Star For Us by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Larry Wilmore's Comedy Central program, The Nightly Show, premiered this week in Stephen Colbert's old time slot following The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. On Tuesday ... Read on »
A Dog's Tale of Aging Well by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health An American friend, Jim Stone, who is wintering in New Zealand where it is summer, emailed urging me to read a story he had found with some good advice from our dogs about ... Read on »
Growing Old Alone by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A week ago, TGB reader Yvonne Cunningham emailed a link about 77-year-old actor (and lifelong lothario), Jack Nicholson. Britain's National Post reports that he ”...a ... Read on »
Old Mean Girls by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Did you see the Op-Ed in The New York Times on Sunday about the old mean girls in the retirement community freezing out the 97-year-old newcomer? Before we go any fur ... Read on »
Thank You and Favorite Websites Follow Up by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health [EDITORIAL NOTE: Due to a glitch at the company that hosts my blogs, yesterday's Elder Music post was not published until several hours after its usual early morning time ... Read on »