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    • HEALTHY AGING

Posted Mar 8, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Here’s the vision I hold for healthier aging — yours and mine. I see myself in a convenient, easy-living home like the one we’re in now — no-step thresholds, a fully accessible bathroom, lots of natural light.The small backyard has raised beds, waist-high for truly easy, no-bending gardening, and these mini-gardens contain fragrant herbs, several varieties of lettuce and an upwardly trailing vine of sugar peas.Perhaps you live in home that similarly...

Posted Mar 8, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Here’s the vision I hold for healthier aging — yours and mine. I see myself in a convenient, easy-living home like the one we’re in now — no-step thresholds, a fully accessible bathroom, lots of natural...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Stuff happens. I’m referring to all the miscellaneous vases, unmatched plastic containers, and outdated magazines — those various and assorted items you have accumulated over the years. Does your home have overflowing closets,...

Posted Feb 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

We make a lot of tough decisions in life. Those that present themselves in our final decades include, "Should I take that new medication — adding it to the other five prescription meds I already take?" "Should I should move to an...

Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Here’s a term you may not have encountered before: “Consider becoming age-resistant.”I came upon the concept in a recent New York Times article titled “The Liberation of Growing Old” by British-based...

Posted Jan 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Readers: I have never done this before — asked someone to write my weekly column because I felt the topic was critically important to get exactly right. What Eric Dittmer, a geoscientist and professor emeritus of Geology and...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Don’t think of this as a newspaper column. Think of it as an end-of-year memory workout. Of all the  small calamities that may have befallen you in the last year, those moments when you have forgotten something you thought you really...

Posted Dec 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Have you heard about “The Festival of the Last Minute?” It’s part of the Portland Saturday Market and in previous years it would have called my name. I’ve always scurried to find that perfect something for that...

Posted Dec 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Are you feeling a little nostalgic at this time of year? Perhaps you’re wistfully reminiscent of a former place or time in your life? Maybe you’re a little sad, but happy too, when you think about times past. Go...

Posted Dec 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

There’s classic, some call it “revered” research that asks the question, “What is aging well”? The studies were initiated at Harvard University more than seven decades ago by Dr. George Valliant.Dr...

Posted Nov 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Have I mentioned we have a new puppy?  She’s almost 4 months old — a particularly special breed of spaniel with silky, reddish-brown-and-white fur and big soulful eyes. Without qualification, this new pooch entertains us from...

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