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Don’t Miss Out on Veterans Assistance Benefits

Debbie Burak, the founder of VeteranAid.org, is often asked why she took on the mission to educate our veterans and their families about a little known VA pension benefit referred to as “Aid and Attendance” that can help offset the costs of care for senior veterans and their widows.


The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily […]


Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another […]


If You Lock Your Doors, Why Not Lock Your Phone?

  To follow up on last week’s well-received information on seniors and our use of technology, here’s a link to a very informative Cyber-Security Toolkit offered by The Piers Project, An Initiative of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, 2016.


I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Keep Up!

Many of us seniors hoping, if not planning, to age in our own homes are wishing developers were expediting the construction of housing stock based on universal design principals – barrier free, low maintenance, healthy built, energy efficient. While those changes are slow to arrive, technological updates and innovations are bombarding us minute by […]


Retirement Business Ideas

Wondering how to add income during your retirement years? The link below was contributed by an enthusiastic group of students at Brenham Community Center in East Central Texas. The article offers a spectrum of ideas, good for people with many different skills and personality types. All based on one of my […]


Get Up, Get Out – Our National Parks Are Calling!

Did you know, senior citizens can get a lifetime national park pass for $10, check it out! How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground.   In March 1868 a 29-year-old John Muir stopped a passerby in San […]


Live Fully

What does that mean, “Live Fully”? There’s no right answer. Each of us will define “a full life” from our own unique perspective. Be spontaneous; enjoy every moment? Set a plan and climb the ladder of success? Achieve fame? Travel the world? Have children? Leave a legacy? Learn something new every day? […]