The “Sandwich” Generation

The “Sandwich” Generation

Here’s the scenario: A 56 year old married woman, who works fulltime and is the mother of a college student and a teenager, must care for her 90 year old widowed father, who still lives in his home. He is at the mercy of others to help maintain his independence. The...
Change Your Heart, Save Your Life

Change Your Heart, Save Your Life

Every year, February has been the month to Go Red for Women, a campaign started by the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote women’s cardiovascular health. According to www.goredforwomen.org, over 627,000 lives have been saved since 2005, meaning 34% fewer women...
As People Get Older, Friendships May Change

As People Get Older, Friendships May Change

As people get older, they acquire new interests and hobbies, things that didn’t interest them, or occur to them, when younger. Who knew the philosophy professor would become a beekeeper or the social worker would reinvent herself as a wildlife rescuer? Life takes some...
What Do Men Know — About Menopause?

What Do Men Know — About Menopause?

Not surprisingly, men are nearly as reluctant as women are to talk openly about menopause – at least in my very unscientific survey. The most frequent response to my queries: “I’m not a good person to ask,” even from those who have weathered the formidable storm....
Want To Grow During Menopause? Go To Camp.

Want To Grow During Menopause? Go To Camp.

Initially, an article about a “growth camp” for menopause made me want to laugh. Maybe you have memories of going to summer camp or are in the throes of planning your kids’/grandkids’ summer experiences. But, is camp what you conjure up when you take a minute to...