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Preventing Falls As We Age

Jim with his granddaughter. Preventing falls around grandchildren is important too. Falls are bad regardless of age. However, as we get older their impact on us is magnified. Much of this is due to our general physical body becoming less…

Long Distance Grandparenting

Grandmothers missing their grandkids! We move, the families move and the distances to visit can become a problem. No longer can you take for granted the ability to go visit or receive a visit anytime during the week. Those weekly…

For the Love of Golf

The Villagers favorite weekend! The Villages Golf Data 3,012,515 rounds played Three golfers who are 93 shot their age  2,397 holes-in-one 1,097 eagles 8 double eagles 52 golf courses in The Villages Here are a couple of poems on V-Day…

Targeting Happiness

Jim makes it a habit to hang around fun and positive people. In the past we had a friend that had a problem with depression and feeling gloomy much of the time. We were talking one evening when we found…

Seniors and Volunteering

Jim’s friend Fran volunteers her pie baking skills to give families when they lose a loved one.  By Jim, Our “Senior” Contributor Volunteering is probably not a new thing to most of us. Americans are a caring nation of people…

Retirement and Chronic Care Needs

My buddies and I rely on a round of golf to keep the heart active and the muscles moving. FORE!  The National Council on Aging estimates that up to 92-percent of seniors have one chronic health condition and some 77-percent…

Pets In Our Lives

Magnolia with Esther Wolf. While we usually identify pets with cats and dogs, the reality is that any animal (warm or cold blooded), bird, fish, even insects can be a pet if it is something that offers us pleasure, joy…