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Archive for April, 2012

Entrepreneurship can be rewarding work

Dear Readers: I recently participated in a conference on a subject that just doesn’t go away – employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for those 55 and older increased from 5.9 percent in February to 6.2 percent in March. That is below the U.S. unemployment rate for all ages, which [...]

Using a Cane

“A cane makes me feel old.” Some of us have heard this before.  Yet we know using a cane can be a life line. Kathy Gantner, a physical therapist with Torrance Memorial Medical Center agrees.  She strongly urges her patients to continue using a cane to walk distances, to keep pain at a minimum or [...]

Resisting Change

Have you ever wondered why someone you care about deeply doesn’t do what we think is best for them?  It may appear to you that they are stubborn.  They may resist walking, socializing, getting a home companion or moving when it is clear that their home has too many levels to safely navigate. Before we [...]

Elderly, single woman not lonely but still suicidal

Q: I do not like getting old. As a single woman I realize my chances of getting a partner are getting harder and harder. Unlike my female contemporaries who are happy just with their children, grandchildren, pets, hobbies, travel and job, I want romance and sexual intimacy. I have aged well until the last couple [...]