Author: Jo-Anne

The Falks’ Test

It was February in New England, and the Blizzard of ’78 had immobilized the entire region. Highways were shut down. Too many cars had been abandoned in helter-skelter fashion as the unsuspecting fought snow-drifts on foot in the quest for safety. Yes, this was way before weather.com.

Feeling the “Guilt” When Our Parent Resists Moving

  A while back, Gail Heimberg says she had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Her 88-year-old mother—a sharp, independent woman who had lived alone in Brooklyn, New York, for most of the latter part of her life—was quickly growing frail. While she used to walk from her home to the neighborhood bakery with ease, navigating...Read More

Be Happy! Your Longevity Just May Depend On It!

Be happy. Live longer. No, it’s not that simple, but research says happy lives are longer — by 35%. A study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that those who reported feeling happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying compared with those who reported feeling least happy. Rather than rely on re...Read More

2-Minute Exercises That’ll Make You Live Longer

Test your body’s age, and we’ll suggest a few exercises to improve the condition of your health. The better you take care of your health, the happier and longer a life you can lead.

Finding Friendships – As We Age

Toddling off to school may have brought an unexpected surprise to many of us.  We discovered  other youngsters – similar to us, at least in age.   Some of these others may have become more than just passing acquaintances.  We really shined up to some who became our friends.   So, while attending school allowed us to grow intellectually, we al...Read More

Losing Weight – Here’s Our “Tips for the Year”

We know it’s hard to stick with a resolution.  And losing weight – well, that’s a real tough one! But – it can be done. One After-50’er says she’s been doing it, and sticking with it for at least 6 years. “I started my weight-losing journey in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I buckled down and stu...Read More

5 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationships

Historically, we were taught that politics, while crucial for our democracy, shouldn’t be enough to divide us. But party affiliations are infamously divisive, and the 2016 presidential election was not a “normal” election. The election in 2020 may also be quite devisive.   A poll conducted by Monmouth University lays the situation out pretty ...Read More

These 5 Habits Can Help Increase Your Lifespan

A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that you can Increase your lifespan just that by following healthy habits. Each of those factors is significantly associated with a reduced risk of dying from the top two killers in the United States, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the study.

To All The Kids of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s….

Editor’s Note:  Thanks to the friend who sent this along.  Author unknown – and pure genius!  Enjoy! First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank   –   While they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trau...Read More

Boomers: Think Twice About Retiring!

Forget about retirement, Baby Boomers. We’ll be working for the rest of our lives. OK, that may be an exaggeration, but not by much. We have not saved enough money. And worse, many of us will still be up to our eyeballs in debt when we do retire. We’re just one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. One survey says the average Baby Boo...Read More

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