Wishing YOU Fantastic Holidays No Matter How You Celebrate

In my sphere, and at my age, my friends and acquaintances come from a multitude of backgrounds, and have varied traditions for the Holidays, Christmas and Hanukkah, which are both celebrated in December. A third, called Kwanzaa, which is a week-long celebration, was started in 1966 within the African American community. It combined aspects of 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


Giving Thanks

I am forever grateful for the beautiful things in life, especially my wonderful family, a circle of friends, some of whom I’m very close to, and my comfortable surroundings. But also, at my age, 83, I’m so fortunate to be physically and mentally vital, to continue to enjoy working, writing and painting … keeping active 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


LIFT WEIGHTS AT ANY AGE – Easy strength training exercises for everyone

If you’ve reached the 50+ mark, it is crucial that you make strength training part of your life. Whether or not you are new to weightlifting, the benefits of this activity are numerous. Including weight training in your exercise routine can help contribute to your overall health both physically and mentally. Here are a few Continue reading


Oleda’s Favorite Heart-Healthy Soup

When we think fall, we think hearty soups that warm the soul. Not only can soups warm up our insides, they can actually be good for our most precious asset: our heart! The recipe that follows is one of my absolute favorites. It’s tasty, creamy and colorful. I like to serve it with some crusty, Continue reading