Coming and Going The graduations have all been held. The kids are out of school and looking forward to summer. Although summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, in actual practice, when June arrives, summer is in full swing. People spend more time outside in the summertime. This includes everything…

Ten Years Later It was ten years ago, in May of 2009, that the very first edition of Housing Matters appeared here in the pages of Senior News. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed. In that initial column I laid out the fact that most people…

Unpredictable

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” This old saying is said to describe the weather in March. Sometimes it surprises us and comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion. Whatever else you say about the weather in March, one thing you can say with…

A Brand New Year

As I write this, it is a few days before Christmas. Everyone is scurrying around getting their last minute preparations done. The children are nearly bursting with excitement and anticipation. Festive lights and sounds are everywhere. By the time you read these words, however, the year 2019 will have begun….

Fifth Annual Aging in Place Symposium

During the third week in October we celebrate National Aging in Place week. This week is set aside each year to draw attention to and provide resources for the millions of Americans who are choosing to remain in the home of their choice throughout the course of their lives. The…

At What Cost?

All of us are getting older. There is no getting around that fact. While there are many who try to rephrase the fact or put into a fancy wrapper, it doesn’t change the reality. As we get older we often have more trouble doing the things we used to do…

Independence

During July, we celebrate Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July. Probably best known for fireworks and cookouts, it is the day we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. By declaring their independence from Great Britain, our founding fathers set a course which resulted in the…

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