Month: August 2020

30In the past, veteran serial venture capital leader Alan Patricof, 85, early on saw the potential of powerhouse companies like Bumble and Venmo. However, his personal experience with one of aging’s biggest challenges – his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s 11 years ago – brought home to him the problems of older people and the products
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This year is one for the record books, with enough calamities and natural disasters to make the Pharaoh from Moses’ time think he got off easy.  Pandemics, riots, hurricanes two at a time, fire tornadoes in California, shark attacks on the east coast, murder hornets, checkpoints in NYC…. If it’s one for the books, maybe
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We’ve all heard of famous people with fantastic memories. Actress Marilu Henner, known for roles such as playing Elaine Nardo on TV’s “Taxi,” is said to have a highly superior autobiographical memory.  Tell her what year you got married, or graduated, or had a kid, and she’s likely to say, ”Really, a Sunday?” Former president
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By Brandy Bauer | 8.18.2020 The average person with Medicare spends over $600 on prescriptions each year. If you have multiple chronic conditions, chances are you’re paying even more. Affording your medications can be expensive, but there are programs that can help you save money. Get help from the government If you or a loved
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If you’ve been resisting the idea of using a vibrator, I implore you to get over the idea that using a sex toy is not “natural.” Knee replacements and hearing aids aren’t natural, either, but if they help us live our lives with zest, why say no? Why vibrators at our age? If we’re unpartnered, keeping
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I thought I was Peter Pan for quite a while.  I had pretty good genes, stayed in shape and had reasonably good luck health wise. I felt like a race car (a red Ferrari).  Gradually, though, I noticed my engine wasn’t revving quite as readily; I was using too much fuel.  My headlights weren’t as
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Best known as one-half of legendary pot-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong (their website is here), Canadian-born Tommy Chong, 82, is today a vocal advocate for the health benefits of cannabis. With six gold records and eight films during their reign, Cheech & Chong defined a pot era with their unique brand of “stoner-comedy”. After the
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Until the lockdown imposed limitations, internist Dr. Melissa M. Freeman saw patients four mornings a week at Beth Israel Medical Center’s opioid clinic. In the afternoons, she received patients at her private office in Harlem, NY.  What’s so special about that?  The internist is 94-years-old!  What’s more, after practicing medicine for 65 years, Dr. Freeman
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The odd thing about growing older is that everyone will face it (if they are lucky) and yet, people don’t understand it until they get there themselves. Last year I was out with a friend, her young teenaged daughter and her daughter’s friends.  We were approached by a pair of middle-aged men holding a map
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In these stay-at-home times – where my local radio station jokes “bar hopping” now means placing a different bottle of wine in each room – many wineries have offered online tastings on Facebook, Instagram and Zoom for weeks. Many are free. You often don’t need to buy the wine to watch (but of course it’s
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The votes have been counted and in an unprecedented event- we had a tie for our next book choice. The Mothers and Deacon King Kong received equal votes. To break the tie, we decided to select the book that would be easiest for members to get ahold of.  So we are pleased to announce that
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Pensions, once a bedrock of our retirement system, are basically gone in the private sector, replaced by employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans. Workers must now figure out for themselves how to make their money last. But most people are not saving enough, despite the fact that they are living longer. A survey by GOBankingRates found that
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So many people have taken to the internet, to watch educational videos, to watch movies, to see a performance via Zoom or streaming video, to watch a lecture, or to take on-line classes, especially with Senior Planet. I’ve been exploring different aspects of art with the Frick’s Cocktails with a Curator series, and I am
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Posted on August 7, 2020 by Mari Evans As we have been carefully reopening our senior living communities over the past few months, Atria’s Culinary and Engage Life events teams have delivered thoughtful, hospitality-driven experiences for residents, adapted to the times in which we’re all living.  Safety first, then fun Chad Welch, Atria’s Executive Chef
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Brooklyn-born actor Louis Gossett Jr., 84, reckons we’re never too old to learn something new – today spreading the word about the connection between music and brain health with his role as an Alzheimer’s patient in a heart-warming new film, The Cuban (link to info is here). After making his Broadway debut at just 17,
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For years you’ve managed your money well, but just now something has complicated your life. Maybe a substantial inheritance has come your way. Maybe you have a new medical challenge.  Perhaps you want reassurance that your money can last through retirement. Whose counsel would you seek? You might turn to someone who has given you
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