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May pays tribute to older Americans

By Sondra L. Shapiro From the local supermarket to Walt Disney World, there seems to be more gray hair in the crowd, a sure sign America has a large aging population. The facts back up the perception since individuals age 65 and older now make up 13 percent of the total population, compared with 12.4 […]

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Our parents still have something to teach us

By Sondra L. Shapiro After I delivered a eulogy for my husband’s 93-year-old grandmother, a woman I greatly admired, the rabbi approached me to say he found it refreshing that a person my age would choose an older person as a role model. That was 19 years ago, and I was 42. Though I quickly […]

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Baby steps required for resolution success

It usually takes a few months to begin slacking off. By the end of the year, exercise and diet take a back seat to holiday gluttony.

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Happy 60th anniversary to an inspirational couple

They still hold hands. They think of the other one first in every situation. She butters his toast and makes up his plate before her own.

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Informal caregivers receive recognition, support

It was supposed to be a quiet evening at home with dear friends. I spent the afternoon cooking. Two hours before the meal, my friend called to say she had received a call from her 85-year-old mother.

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Retirement afterlife creates opportunity

If I had a dollar for every time friends proclaim they can’t wait until they retire, I would be on my way to retirement financial security.

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