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Aging Well

Surgery Should Be Earned

Local osteopath Dr. Chris Doerr is a proponent of healing through physical therapy. Surgery, he says, should be the last option. Fifteen years ago, Dr....

Best Exercises for Bones

According to a report from Harvard Medical School, all exercises for bone strength have one or more of the following attributes: They provide resistance....

Healthy Us: Advice from trusted sources

Time for a flu shot October is the ideal month to get your flu shot so that it will last through the upcoming flu season...

UGA professor uses art to persuade

Amitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently turned his talents to creating pandemic posters. Instead of...

FYI: Virtual events, re-openings, Medicare news, CO-AGE proposals

Need to Know Medicare Open Enrollment The Medicare Rights Center reminds folks over 65 that from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year, you can make...

Older adults showing resilience

Older adults may be doing better during this pandemic than many people may realize. A new study involving older adults with pre-existing major depressive...

Tips for conquering loneliness

According to studies, loneliness is one of the greatest health concerns people face: it is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes daily. Physician Stephanie Collier,...

Isolated, depressed, lonely, homebound?

Who ya gonna Zoom? Gloombuster! When older citizens were urged to isolate at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Licensed Professional Counselor Rita Macari began using...

Georgia gerontology conference Dementia care, death doulas, workforce shortages

The 64thannual conference of the Georgia Gerontology Society attracted 260 aging care providers, professionals, educators, and businesses to Lake Oconee in July. Fully seven of...

Fix It, Now! The male approach to difficult diagnoses

"If it’s broken, you fix it,” he said. That was my husband’s response after being told he failed a cardiac stress test. Apparently, plaque buildup...

Everybody mumbles! Hearing loss affects most of us as we age

Most of us don’t realize how bad our hearing loss is, says Dr. Holly Kaplan, clinical professor and audiologist at the UGA Speech and...

Livability. Where shall we age?

While our parents may have lived out their adult lives in the same home and community they raised us in, adding a ramp and...

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

  Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

Genealogical Surprises! Love Letters Reveal a Mother I Never Knew

I retired from the UGA departments of romance languages and women's studies in 2011 after a lifetime of studying and teaching. And for all...

The Acquisitive Generation Begins to Downsize

Teresa Howard, 59, and her husband, Dallas, 63, are anxious to sell their 4,200 sq.f. house in Lawrenceville to move closer to their daughter...