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We're Old, We Still Like Sex and Yes, We Know About Condoms by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The blaring headline in last Sunday's New York Times was hard for someone like me who writes about aging to ignore: Sex and the Single Senior . In addition, the Op-ed ... Read on »
The Terrible Hidden Toll of Being Old and Unemployed by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Remember when Congress went home for the year-end holidays without extending unemployment benefits to 1.3 million long-term unemployed? Those people and their families are ... Read on »
Senior Moments: A Feature, Not a Bug by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It is “common knowledge” that turns up every day in print, online, in movies and TV shows: old people are all incompetent, can't learn anything new, don't care about sex, ... Read on »
Elders and National Hugging Day by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Today is National Hugging Day. As far as I can tell, there is no organization behind it and the day is nothing more than a listing on Chase's Calendar (and similar calenda ... Read on »
What I Learned This Month About Being Sick While Old by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health One of the universal effects of getting old is that our bodies and their systems gradually slow down and operate less efficiently so illness hits us harder than when we we ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1943 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 January 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Whether Bridgegate will become New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Watergate is yet to be seen but for all the media overkill about it in the past week, this was the ... Read on »
End-of-Week Musical Interlude by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It's been about 15 years since I last had a flu. Even then, in my late fifties, I recall being irritated that I did not bounce back as quickly as even five or ten years ea ... Read on »
Crabby Old Lady Versus Big Pharma by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In a couple of weeks, Crabby Old Lady will undergo her first cataract surgery so on Tuesday she delivered herself to the physician's office for measurement of her eye and ... Read on »
A Website For Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Although it doesn't take up a lot of my time, I try to keep an eye on websites that target elders. Certainly they are important when you need the information but I don't m ... Read on »
Weight Loss Follow Up by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Several people emailed with questions similar to those in a comment Bia Redko left on last week's story about my weight loss : I loved your diet and trying to follow ... Read on »
Ageist Old People by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health When I get on a tear about pervasive ageism, even after all these years I am shocked when, inevitably, old people themselves condone it, brush it off as trivial or, worst ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: The World's Greatest Quartet 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 January 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My part of the U.S., northwest Oregon, escaped the extreme cold that plagued most of the nation early last week. The extreme sub-zero temperatures produced an avalanch ... Read on »
Losing 30 Pounds in 10 Months by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health More of you than I would have expected want to know some details about my weight loss. So here goes. Understand that there are no surprises. Like I said a couple of d ... Read on »
Ennui and a Senior Moment by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yesterday, a friend labeled his email to me “ennui” and I realized that may be the exact word for what's wrong with me this week. Not that I am without physical sympt ... Read on »
Mid-Week Musical Interlude by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Having contracted some kind of mysterious malady, I spent most of yesterday dozing in bed so there is not the post I had intended to write for today. Instead, I have ... Read on »
The New Way of Talking About Death and Dying by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health PERSONAL NOTE: I was overwhelmed yesterday when I returned home from a meeting in the late morning to a huge number of emails from readers asking if I was all right - ther ... Read on »
Elders and Unemployment by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health [EDITORIAL NOTE: This post just plain got away from me – it's way too long and I don't have time now to edit. Perhaps it's worth it in that hardly anyone reports on what u ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1942 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 »