Archive for 'General'
Question: I am part of a discussion group of about 12 women. We all are in our 60s and early 70s. Each month we select a topic to discuss. Our next topic is “How to Stay Young Forever.” Can you give us some pointers to get us started?
Question: I recently moved to Southern California from a large city and am appalled the way people my age and even younger dress. I am retired and still feel it is important to dress well. It makes a statement to others. Furthermore, I find the manners, particularly of younger people, disturbing. I have a grandson [...]
Question: I am a 49-year-old man and am reacting to some negative things happening all around me. I have aches and pains and recently had to go to the emergency room. My girlfriend’s father just died and my father just had major heart surgery. And some of my friends are facing life-threatening illnesses. It all [...]
Question: I have been in the technology business for 40 years with my current company. I would like to stay but am finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the pace of change in my current role. I’ve received a number of awards from my company and believe I still have value, but the [...]
Question: I recently read an article about a study in Norway that found people who had a sense of humor lived longer. Any truth to this? And is poking fun at aging really funny?
This week’s question is, “Who is responsible for me in my old age?” The phrase is the title of a book edited by the late geriatrician and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Robert N. Butler and Kenzo Kikuni (Springer, 1993) based on a symposium with the same title.
Question: I am part of a book group of couples who are their late 60s and 70s. Some members are upbeat about aging; others are rather down on it. The subject of getting old seems to come up regularly. Is there a consensus on the benefits of aging?
Question: I am a single woman close to 70 who is considering dating again after many years. I wonder about what to expect now, aside from the likelihood of a partner taking Viagra? Should I just assume that at my age, the game is over?
Question: My biggest complaint about aging is that time is accelerating rapidly. I am very active with full days of working with the nonprofit I have launched, am mentally engaged and never bored. But time just goes by too fast. How do you slow down time — not literally but perceptually? It’s Sunday and then [...]
Question: My aunts were wise. When I was newly married, they emphasized the importance of being able to take care of myself. Their sage words came in handy. When I was divorced and raised my children (now in their 50s) as a single working mom, I indeed was self-reliant. At 75, I now feel I [...]