[SENIOR MOMENTS] Keep on Reaching

It’s that time of year when we are supposed to make our New Year’s resolutions. Like many people, I wonder if I can achieve the goals set. At my age, going on 82 in...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Embracing Technology

My 90-year-old friend announced to me that she now has “Alexa” and she just loves her. Now Alexa is not a person assisting her or a new pet. Alexa is a machine! Sold by...

[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...