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Aging Well

Doing Yoga Helps a Stiff Back and Other Aging Issues

"Yoga? ME?" It was never something I'd considered doing. Isn't yoga for slim, trim young ladies in stretchy pants and leotards? I wasn't a stranger to...

Cohousing: What is it? Can it be built here?

Athens chiropractor Randy Dishaw, his partner Jackie Williamson, and two other families want to grow old together. "We already spend a lot of time with...

Daughter and Dad Pick Their Top Five Hikes Near Athens

Fall finally arrived, and hiking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler weather. My father, 61, played basketball in high...

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...

Keep going and going and going

For most of us, freedom and mobility are inextricably linked, and baby boomers have always shown that they will accept nothing short of freedom....

Keep Moving Without a Car

The fact is that most people outlive their ability to drive. Therefore, maintaining mobility also requires you to assess the environment in which you...

Keep Moving

On a bright morning in May, a little white Corvette with the license tag “OLDLDYZ” sped down Prince Avenue. It raced right past a...

First Person: Embrace the Belly

So let's face it...aging isn't for the faint of heart. Some of you may be experiencing some of what I'm about to talk about,...

Aging in Place

Should you downsize and move to a smaller house, or renovate your current home to suit your needs as you age? A vexing question...

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...