I recently subscribed to a handful of newsletters, blogs and magazines containing information on various aspects of aging.
I found a neat new blog offered by The New York Times: The New Old Age by Jane Gross. You can receive it on your Kindle (ad free) for a nominal fee per month (1.99) or read it at this location with all the ads:
The blog is directed to care givers and the children of aging parents, but aging boomers and others will find many interesting items. Included in the current issue, an article on medical foster care for aging veterans offered by the VA.
I also subscribe to a couple of university newsletters concerning aging-related issues: Health After 50 from the John Hopkins Medicine and the Wellness Letter from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
Over the years, I have subscribed to several arthritis and diabetes magazines owing to my family’s proclivity to develop these ailments. My favorite magazines are Arthritis Today and Diabetes Forecast, although I subscribe to several others. I recently discovered Amazon has a nice service which automatically extends a subscription when it expires. This is great for me as I tend to hate returning those ‘renewal’ forms. In fact, I have a pink slip from the American Diabetes Association gathering dust on my desk.
You may think it will never happen to you, but if you live long enough aging happens to us all. The major reason for me getting on the WW program (for life) is the desire to reduce my weight to a healthy level. So many ailments are linked to being overweight it pays to keep on trying even if you are over 60 and before 60 for that matter (to my children who now approaching, at, or over age 50).
I am not a overeater, I am a underexerciser. I hate exercise. No danger of me turning into a health and fitness nut.
After David fell down the stairs a few days ago, I got online and checked out my favorite realtor’s website. Carole sold me my condo many years ago and our house 30 years ago. She is doing so well she formed a partnership with her two daughters.
One of Carole’s girls must be a computer whiz because what a fantastic site she has. You can pull up her listings, sort them by interest (cost, geography, etc.) and take virtual tour..all online. I found several condos I like in Washington and even in Arlington which is often more pricey because the stock is so new, but I did not check on animals, i.e. can you have dog(s)? I know more and more landlords accept dogs, especially in Arlington. I simply cannot live without my dogs (David yes, the dogs no….just kidding, she said).
After he told me he thought he was dying, I called and made the appointment for David with his bone man. He is bruised from stem to stern and has a black eye. How can anyone land on their face? The first comment he made when he raised his head from the floor was, “Maybe it straightened my nose?” He broke his nose decades ago. So did his mother, but she was thrown from a horse. David fell off his own feet. I sometimes fall down too, but I always throw my arms out to protect my face and head. I thought everyone did.