Monthly Archives: August 2014

It happened again…

For the third time this week I’ve been approached by someone I hardly know who says: “I really like those newspaper columns you’ve been writing about downsizing lately (www.mailtribune.com/healthyaging). The fact is I’ve not written about downsizing or “right-sizing,” as I prefer to call it, for months. But obviously– when I do tackle the topic [...]

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The Unfriendly Skies (continued)

In my last blog (same name) I ranted about some of the pitfalls in travel.  In this blog I would like to offer up some suggestions, primarily for older adults, but also for those who are not “road warriors.” Living in the Rogue Valley when it comes to air travel we immediately have a few [...]

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Doing laundry…

We have been on a cross-country trip and away from our normal laundry set-up for weeks. We’re ‘traveling light’ so finding a place to periodically wash socks and underwear has been a challenge. Let me say this: laundromats, where you go to wash clothes and make them clean are NOT very clean places. Ironic don’t [...]

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The Unfriendly Skies

First a walk down memory lane.  I took my first airplane flight in the spring of 1963 when I flew from Tijuana, Mexico to Mexico City (via Guadalajara) on an Aeronaves de Mexico Lockheed Constellation.  I had dropped out of college for a quarter to scratch a travel itch and sold my powder blue 57 [...]

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Maybe the Movies Will Lead the Way

It constantly amazes me how reluctant we are to embrace the reality of an aging America.  The demographics are astounding.  The grey-headed older adult will be the prevailing force in this country in the near future.  And their explosive growth will be front and center for many decades.  And we are simply not prepared.  Heck, [...]

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Any Volunteers?

Last month I produced and moderated the last of a six part series on Rogue Valley Community Television (RVTV) called Age-Friendly Rogue Valley.  The series was sponsored by AARP Oregon and was very enjoyable.  On this final show my quests and I addressed the question “is Southern Oregon an age-friendly community?” While much of the [...]

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