I Was A Child For A Day . . .

I generally don’t watch the news. Too much focus on all things downbeat, destructive and depressing. That’s just not for me. But as I was flipping through TV channels last week, I stopped to learn more about the sickening school shooting in Parkland, Florida. These young, innocent children went to school in the morning, maybe… Read More »

Michigan Parkinson Foundation Offers Virtual Support Group

Please see the following email I received from the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.  The Foundation’s support groups are wonderful, but sometimes life gets in the way of attending a group meeting.  Now they are offering a “virtual meeting” where you can get the benefits of a Parkinson support group in the comfort of your own home. … Read More »

My Favorite “Non-Christmas” Christmas Song. . .

Because the radio stations start playing the classic Christmas songs even before Thanksgiving, by Christmas Eve I’m in need of some variety, some different music.  This song was not written for Christmas, but it’s a great fit and a nice change of pace from the classics. “And you asked me what I want this year… Read More »

Memorial Day 2017

The story goes that an unnamed World War II soldier wrote a prayer on the wall of his hospital room. Singer Edwin McCain took that prayer and put it to music.  A beautiful tribute to all our fallen service members this Memorial Day.  Click below to listen.  

Filmmaker Shares “The Upside of Seventy”

In a recently published article, “The Upside of Seventy,” documentary film director Bob Belinoff shares his joy at pursuing his artistic passion later in life. His age is an not only an asset to his creativity, but a major inspiration for it. He has gained skills throughout his years and it is precisely now, in… Read More »

What is Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability?

Difficulty managing one’s own finances is one of the most common struggles encountered during the aging process. Whether it’s falling behind on bills, getting caught up in a questionable marketing scheme, or picking up a gambling habit, these new risky fiscal decisions can be alarming. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have published a report explaining this… Read More »

The Importance of Accessibility in Public Spaces

As part of their “Contested Spaces” series, The Conversation has pointed out the desire of older adults to have more meaningful interactions with public spaces. Places such as parks and beaches seem like fun for everyone, but when they lack certain amenities, many people miss out on the enjoyment. Some requests mentioned in the article… Read More »

A Retirement Home for Cats

It would be an understatement to say that Floridian retirees Bruce and Terry Jenkins are cat lovers. In fact, the 70-year-old couple fancy the feline species so much that they decided to open up their one-acre property to create a retirement home just for cats. The couple’s backyard was once a playground for their children,… Read More »