LUCKY ME! – Especially written for young women

A couple of weeks ago, I went in for my five-year bone density test. At age 83, my bone density tested like that of someone 40 years my junior. That’s no accident. I’ve headed this blog “Lucky Me” because, as a young girl I learned the importance of caring about my bones while I was Continue reading


More Than Just a Pet

Recently, I read a news report about a woman who was denied boarding a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, because she wanted to bring along her peacock that she claimed was her emotional support animal (ESA). Despite having purchased a separate ticket for the bird, United refused saying peacocks did not qualify. This Continue reading


I Hope I’m Preaching to the Choir

At this writing, we’re in the worst flu epidemic in over ten years and it’s intensifying. Now, many times over the years, I have advocated getting an annual flu shot as the primary preventive measure against this pesky, in some cases deadly, virus, which has resulted in crowded Emergency Rooms all over the country. But Continue reading


Cervical Health Awareness

What you need to know… With Valentine’s Day over and done, it’s time, as women, to shift our focus to our own health, well-being and self-love. January was Cervical Health Awareness Month so let’s take a moment to talk about this often neglected topic. THE STATS ON CERVICAL CANCER Cervical cancer used to be the Continue reading


Don’t Let Ol’ Man Winter Age You, or Worse

We have the power to seriously influence our aging process and protect ourselves Even though I spend most of the winter months in the South, I always take protective measures during cooler weather, and admonish all my friends who live in cold, snowy areas, to take precautions against the ravages of winter. While winter can Continue reading


ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE… What You Need to Know

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month so before we gear up into December, let’s take a quick but important overview of this disease (and dementia) which, according to 2016 statistics, affects 44 million people worldwide. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease. And, with baby boomers Continue reading


Bet You Like The Smell But Never Thought It Could Harm You

…would you believe we’re talking about the inside of your new car?  …read on This month Richard and I replaced our ten-year-old vehicle with a new one. Wow! The safety features on this new car are wonderful: rear, front and side view cameras, blind spot warnings, lane keeping and parking assistance, none of which were Continue reading


Taking Too Many Meds Can Be As Bad (or Even Worse) As Taking Too Few

Here’s How to Check Safely A study published in the American Medical Association Journal (JAMA) found that two-thirds of older adults take five or more medications and supplements daily, up 14 percent over ten years. And 17 percent use medications and/or supplements that shouldn’t be combined. Dr. Michael A. Steinman, a geriatrician at the University Continue reading


You Don’t Need a Flood to Have A Serious Mold Problem

A Reminder to Check Your Home My heart goes out to all the people affected by the unforgiving hurricanes that have gripped so much of our wonderful nation and the world. So many are still in Flood Zones. I look at their faces trying to search how they are getting through it all. I also Continue reading