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The Silver Tsunami

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

Some population experts have referred to the increasing numbers of aging baby boomers as the "silver tsunami." Longer life spans combined with an unusually large over-60 population segment could be seen as a major problem for both our economy and health care system. But this is not merely a problem here in the U.S. In fact, Japan appears to be ...Read more

LGBT Baby Boomers

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

Did you know that LGBT individuals in America represent approximately 4 percent of the population as of 2016? Senior citizens who identify with this group face unique challenges on every level. Unfortunately, being such a small percentage means that their complications, issues or problems are all too often ignored or unacknowledged. According to...Read more

Caregiver Survival Guide

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

Full disclosure: Even though I've been obsessed with health issues my entire life, I've never been interested in working in the medical field. Most of my classmates from my all-girls high school chose nursing as a career, but I was so freaked out by hospitals and illness that I was the only teenager in my class to actively boycott working as a ...Read more

Blue Zones: Part 2

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

Last week, we talked about Dan Buettner's research on the Blue Zones, the five places in the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. It's important to remember that our genes dictate 10 percent of our longevity and lifestyle controls the rest. You may have already read Buettner's best-selling books "The Blue Zones: Lessons ...Read more

Blue Zones: Part 1

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

It's no secret that I've been labeled an alternative health advocate for most of my adult life. There's something undeniably seductive about the idea of trying to be the captain of your fate when it comes to taking care of your body. For that reason, I've been a huge fan of Dan Buettner, the National Geographic fellow and New York Times best-...Read more

Meet With a CAPS Professional Now

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

The number of people in America who are over the age of 65 is expected to double during the next 25 years. Some major readjustments need to be made regarding how and where seniors live (and, as your peer, I'm speaking to you, baby boomers). A 2010 AARP survey found that almost 90 percent of respondents over the age of 65 said they want to stay ...Read more

Meet Brenda Milner

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

If you're like me, you probably experience plenty of days when you feel as if you are simply too old or too tired for whatever happens to be annoying you at the time. After all, we've weathered more than our share of challenges in the past decades, and the idea of lounging on a tropical beach or simply taking an extended break from our normal ...Read more

How to Have a Great Smile

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

When I share my thoughts on growing older gracefully with my readers, it's important for everyone to know that, as in so many areas of life, I bring more enthusiasm to my activities than expertise. Fortunately, curiosity and enthusiasm often compensate for brilliance or a list of college degrees. Having said that, I'm going to go on the record ...Read more

Living Past 100

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

Last weekend, while reading The New York Times, I enjoyed learning about a remarkable 107-year-old man named Joe Binder who is still full of life and good humor. The article, written by journalist Corey Kilgannon, was accompanied by photos that showed a well-dressed, happy Binder blowing out candles on his birthday cake. Remarkably, he doesn't ...Read more

Cultivate the Positive

Health & Spirit / Positive Aging /

Sixty-five years ago, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale revolutionized the publishing world with his enormously popular book "The Power of Positive Thinking." Fifty-one years later, the equally popular book and video "The Secret" proposed the same argument: that focusing on the things that we want (i.e., being positive or optimistic) can pay big ...Read more

 

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