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Archive for June, 2011

Aging Doesn’t Have to be an Obstacle to Creativity

Question: I have a good friend, age 70, who retired about two years ago as a dynamic international management consultant.  She was creative in so many ways – gourmet cooking, painting, writing and more.  Today, her life appears as a shell of her past.  She focuses on television and her granddaughter and sees few people. [...]

Getting Work at an Older Age Can Be a Challenge

Question: I am a 65-year-old woman facing a dilemma. I have a home in the South Bay where I have lived for the past 30 years.  For a variety of reasons, I took a home equity loan which I cannot continue paying.  I have tried to re-finance my home but the bank will not do [...]

Personal Reflections on Being a Caregiver

Dear Readers: This week I would like to share an experience I had as the closing speaker at a 48-hour caregivers retreat.  It was sponsored by the Los Angeles Caregivers Resource Center and held at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

TV and Advertisers Catering to Older Viewers

Question: Now that I’ve turned 60, I have become more aware of the youth emphasis of television shows.  Recently, however, I’ve noticed a change.  In fact there are a few more shows that I now can relate to.  Is it my imagination or has there been a shift?  A change would be a welcome relief.    [...]