Serving on a Board
July 2, 2021
You want to join a Board of Directors? Here’s what to do and not to do.
Gardening as You Age
June 1, 2021
Don’t give up gardening as you grow older – there are tools and methods to make it easier.
A Juneteenth Mural Where it Began
The New York Times, May 20, 2021
A giant public art project in Galveston is both sweet and bitter.
A Piece of the Pie
Zoos and Aquariums wanted to make sure they got the federal pandemic relief money they desperately needed.
Virtual Reality and Physical Therapy
The New York Times, April 21, 2021
Research shows virtual reality has real promise for physical therapy – and it’s fun
Retirement as a “Solo Senior”
April 8, 2021
More people facing retirement are single and have no children; it’s not always easy, but it can be joyful.
A Pocket Financial Adviser
The New York Times, March 9, 2021
Financial apps are getting more sophisticated and more specialized. But they don’t work if you don’t use them.
February 23, 2021
Videogaming isn’t just for the young anymore.
A Spendthrift Spouse
February 10, 2021
What to do when your partner likes buying…and buying…and buying?
Setting Sail Under COVID
February 3, 2021
How is the pandemic changing cruises?
Finding Funds in a Pandemic
How zoos and aquariums used all their tools -including a sloth – to raise money.
Mental Health Help Later in Life
February 1, 2021
Finding a professional who specializes in treating older patients is critical.
Test-Optional is No Cure-All
PBS/Hechinger Report, Jan. 27, 2021
Not requiring the SAT or ACT might help college diversity, but much more is needed.
Untangling Pension Plans
December 28, 2020
How to know if your plan is in trouble and what you can do.
A Romp Through History
The New York Times, Oct. 23, 2020
Our state constitutions show that progress is not linear
COVID and Faculty Burnout
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 2020
‘Mental exhaustion and radical self-doubt.’
When Only One Spouse Retires
November 20, 2020
When one spouse retires and one doesn’t, chaos (and annoyance) can ensue
A Year Unlike Any Other
The New York Times, Oct. 14, 2020
This year has walloped education as schools have scrambled to teach students remotely, yet some schools and colleges have been amazingly creative in responding.
Long-Term Care Insurance
September 17, 2020
What should you look for in long-term care insurance if you want to age at home?
Why an Elder Care Attorney?
September 15, 2020
What do elder care attorneys do and why might you need one?
Back to School
September 2, 2020
The joys and challenges of returning to school later in life.
The Sandwich Generation
August 26, 2020
It’s never easy juggling caregiving for two generations, but try doing it during a pandemic.
August 26, 2020
Do you hover too much over your elderly parents at the risk of infantilizing them?
What I’ve Learned – and Haven’t – About Mindsets
It stands for Sustainability Index – a tool to help zoos better manage their collections.
Great Jobs for Retirees
June 3, 2020
Want to help others your age learn online tools? Want to work at a resort? There’s lots of unexpected opportunities out there.
Participating in a Clinical Trial
Colleges and Title IX: A Special Report
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2020
The Chronicle surveyed colleges and universities on the challenges they face with Title IX. There are a lot.