Norine's New Life @80 - "You Still Drive?"
Routinely, my physician asks, "How did you get here today?" When I tell him I drove to his office on my own, he asks with astonishment, "You still drive?"Perhaps, as he reviews my history before stepping into the examining room, he notes my age and assumes that I am no longer capable behind the wheel. He has no way of knowing that in my 81 years I have received only two moving violation tickets.I...
Picture of the Day and B'days for Nov. 8
Today is Saturday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2008. Today's birthdays include actress Alfre Woodard who turns 55. Our picture of the day is the latest from Honda robotics designed to help the elderly and others walk.
Dr. Robert Butler
Back in the 1960s, while people were still speaking out against racism and women were fighting for their rights, Dr. Robert Butler was fighting for a group people didn't really pay much attention to: the elderly.
What happens when you give a person with dementia an iPod loaded with the songs of their youth? They come alive inside. Find out about a remarkable new project that is changing the lives of patients and caregivers and how you can help.
POSITIVELY NINETY: A Peaceful Planet Person
At 91, Gordon Maham spends just about every waking moment
working for causes that are dear to him.
“I’ve fought a lot of battles,” he says, “and I’ve walked across plenty
of lines to end wars and stop bombs.”
His stance against violence landed him three years in the
Ashland Federal Penitentiary during World War II for not registering for the
draft. He has spent the ensuing...
Leonard is the author of "The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy."
You think this is Bold? 68 years old and Homeless
Woman, 68 years old and Homeless.
I never thought this would happen to me. Never in a million years. But here it is, 68 years old and homeless, no roof. I once knew country club living, but after a bitter divorce, I was left with basically nothing. Two suitcases full of my clothes, my mother’s lamp, and my golf clubs. I had been a championship golfer back then, winning many tournaments....
Are you in your middlescence? One of the world's top experts on all things aging says now more than ever, it's important that you learn how to stay relevant throughout your entire life.
Popping a Pill to Ward Off Alzheimer's?
If warding off Alzheimer's was as easy as taking a pill – wouldn't we all grab a glass of water and get medicated? The pills are called statins, but not everyone is on board with the idea of prescribing them to people as prevention.
Homeless Woman 68 part 2
Homeless Woman 68, part 2
This will be my last update on what’s happening. I’ve just finished a follow up to the first Youtube video ‘Homeless Woman’ 68 years old. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v I made the video mainly to thank all who have tried to help me in one form or another, by prayers, money (which I refused), setting me up with roommates, etc. I for some reason have chosen...