A straightforward and utterly engaging one-stop guide to growing older.” – Kirkus Reviews

Blatant promotion for my new book — just published today. And a great holiday gift for your 50+ friend or family member(!)

Aging in our society is like stepping into an alternate universe! It looks the same, but it’s really not.

Unexpected dangers that could ruin the rest of your life:

–Medical professionals who think a three-question test is sufficient to label you mentally impaired.

–A broken guardianship program where a used-car dealer is made a judge — and he can declare you incompetent without even seeing you.

–Medical research that has willfully ignored seniors — risking your health and even your life.

Get the dirty little secrets — and how to protect yourself! — of a society that mostly prefers to warehouse and then forget its seniors.

Then, this “delightfully optimistic book” will open a world of great choices for you:

  • Retire — or don’t
  • Get credit (and respect!) for your life experiences
  • Get all the love, sex, and fun(!) you want
  • Learn how to age the way YOU want — whether others approve or not.

“Should be the guide of choice for one’s older years, whether the reader is in their 50s, 60s, or beyond.” —Midwest Book Review

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Waaaayyy too much time on my hands(!)

I’m one of the lucky ones who still has a job, in my case teaching marketing to college students — now entirely online. But we’re going into the second month of staying at home way too much for my sanity.

Probably like you, I’ve spent too much time thinking, worrying & obsessing about health, politics and world peace. To get away from the angst, I’ve lately been reduced to re-reading the thousands-of-pages-long Diana Gabaldon Outlander books. Which I love, don’t get me wrong. But how many times can one re-read these books without feeling you’re burning through your life?

Hair — frivolous AND constructive?

Looking for something both frivolous AND constructive, I decided to focus on my hair. Continue reading “Waaaayyy too much time on my hands(!)”

What happened to mom ain’t gonna happen to me!

About 2 years before her death, my mother fell. She lived alone in her house with one phone — up on her desk in the kitchen. And though she didn’t break a bone, she still was not able to get back up and/or reach her phone.

She sat on the floor for two days before a neighbor knocked on her door and she was able to call out to her. Those two days gave her a bed sore on her behind, which never went away. If you know a nurse — ask them about bed sores. Not getting a bed sore will become one of your most desired goals in life! Continue reading “What happened to mom ain’t gonna happen to me!”

Dramatically Improve Your Memory — in 6-8 Minutes!

Harry-LorayneOne of the most memorable lines of Ageless Memory, by Harry Lorayne, is you can’t “forget” what you never “got” in the first place. What he means is that we easily remember what we find most interesting, challenging, shocking, etc. What we can’t seem to “remember” at all are things we never cared about in the first place.

This can have bad consequences as we get older. How many clueless physicians have asked a senior citizen to name the local mayor, or senator, or (before the polarizing Obama and Trump) the president. If they can’t, it is taken as proof the senior citizen can’t live alone any more. Continue reading “Dramatically Improve Your Memory — in 6-8 Minutes!”

Protect yourself from pharmacy ageism & greed

Pills_shutterstock_1032081463Have you turned 70 yet? If so, did you change from a smart, capable human being  into a blithering incompetent that very day?

Me neither.

Yet my pharmacy decided that’s exactly what happened to me. They started sending me robo-telephone calls telling me a prescription of mine was past due to be refilled. Just because I was now 70. Calls they didn’t make when I was 69.  Continue reading “Protect yourself from pharmacy ageism & greed”

Best Looks for Your Older Age

I’m jealous of my brother and sister. As I seem to fade into stereotypical “senior” looks, they don’t. You can’t miss either of them strolling down the sidewalk. They have managed to not become “invisible” like so many of the rest of us.

My brother is 66, about 6’ tall, skinny as a rail, with a Jesus beard and long flowing white-gray locks. Sandals and bell-bottom jeans are frequently in the picture. I double dare you to not look at him as you pass him by.

Continue reading “Best Looks for Your Older Age”

Welcome! (… and how’d we ever get to this point?)

This blog was born from shock, horror, tears and laughter, as I and my friends and family started reaching senior citizen status.

Senior citizens enjoying life

We were amazed to find we were becoming invisible! We found some people on the street whose eyes started sliding right over us as if we weren’t there. Who knew you could become a ghost while still alive?

Continue reading “Welcome! (… and how’d we ever get to this point?)”