Safety in the Rock

            As I sit down to write this month’s column, many people around me are consumed with fear and the overriding sense of uncertainty of what the days and weeks ahead will look like is palpable. Where do you turn for comfort when uncertainty fills your life? It is precisely…

Protection from Fear

There is a great deal of fear and apprehension in the air these days. Many people are overcome with overwhelming fear of coronavirus. Without delving into the validity or lack thereof of the threat itself I would like to take a few moments to address our reaction to it. It…

Be Thankful

Do you ever get discouraged? Of course, we all do. Things don’t go our way, we suffer aches and pains or serious health problems or people let us down. There are certainly lots of things going on the country to get discouraged about. With Thanksgiving coming up this month, how…

Ten Years Later It was ten years ago, in May of 2009, that the very first edition of Housing Matters appeared here in the pages of Senior News. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed. In that initial column I laid out the fact that most people…

Independence

During July, we celebrate Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July. Probably best known for fireworks and cookouts, it is the day we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. By declaring their independence from Great Britain, our founding fathers set a course which resulted in the…

Age out Loud!

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate and focus on the accomplishments, the contributions, and the inspiring stories of those of us who have lived a long life. It is a time to give extra attention to the fact that growing…

Be Thankful

Do you ever get discouraged? Of course, we all do. Things don’t go our way, we suffer aches and pains or serious health problems or people let us down. There are certainly lots of things going on the country to get discouraged about. With Thanksgiving coming up this month, how…

Back to School

Although more and more schools are now starting in August, I still think of September as the time when children go back to school. After a summer of relaxation and sleeping in, it’s time to hit the books again. And while for many of us our days of formal schooling…

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