[SENIOR MOMENTS] We Need Public Spaces

Public spaces that increase social connections are one of the tenets of a “Livable Community,” developed by the AARP and adopted by Mayor Eric Garcetti as a goal for Los Angeles. The challenge now...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Changing a Lifestyle

As I found out with my late husband’s ordeal with bone marrow failure, two factors determine our survival—one is our own body’s internal script and the other is based on our lifestyle. My husband’s...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Learning to Use Help

“Getting old is not for sissies,” said Bette Davis. As we age, we can’t just sit in the rocking chair watching the world go by. New habits, new thinking, and new ways of purposeful...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Living Longer but Worried

At this writing, the US Senate is deliberating about health care legislation. It is the old question of “to be or not to be.” There are political consequences for the parties and economic consequences...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Dangerous Consequences

As you are probably aware, the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” is under the nation’s microscope. Congress is deliberating on how America should deliver health care insurance to all of its citizens, impacting all...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Our Housing Crises

The election on March 7th will propose additional solutions for our city’s ongoing concern about housing construction not keeping up with population growth. We are confronted with high homelessness counts, scarcity of affordable housing,...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Is It Alzheimer’s?

As we get older, our bodies don’t always cooperate with our wants. We put up with lower energy, less agility, muscular aches, hearing loss or vision impairments that we didn’t have when we were...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Realizing a Livable Community

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times entitled, “Angelenos Take the Long View,” was encouraging for those of us who are wringing our hands over an uncertain future with a new White House...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Keeping Safe

No one is immune from falling. After all, when we were learning to walk, we did a lot of falling. However, the risk of falling is greater as you get older. According to the...