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Safely Enjoying a Winter Wonderland – Senior Stabilizers
February 1st, 2023

It’s still Winter where I live. It’s cold. And I’m not crazy about the cold. Still, it’s nice to get outside and enjoy a little local environment. I like to pursue some movement aside from indoor activity, or regular exercise routines (even aside from PizzazzEE© 25). And cold or not, like most, I can usually find a winter wonderland. Walking around the neighborhood is nice, but roaming further afield gives me the impression of bluer skies and crisper air. Not to mention it feels like ‘getting away from the house.’ Any activity is greater fun when with somebody who is entertaining... Continue Reading

February 1st, 2023
Don’t Derail Your Lab Test – Micro Tips
January 15th, 2023

Last October, I attended a webinar entitled “Making Sense of My Lab Test Results.” It was sponsored by our local hospital and “OLLI” (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). OLLI, which is affiliated nationwide with various universities, caters mostly to folks over 50 with programs varying in subject and intensity. The Lab Results webinar was quite interesting and pleased me because the presenter was not a ‘doom and gloom’ type. I’m sure he wouldn’t panic at every score outside the normal or average ranges. He discussed most of the general lab tests that are standard, and shared recommendations... Continue Reading

January 15th, 2023
Variety List of a Dozen Things Learned During 2022
January 1st, 2023

Happy New Year to all, Wishing all of us the best possible 2023. drb For all those who have read AgingWithPizzazz during other years, you probably know this is always one of my pet posts to prepare. As I have mentioned before, there is no rhyme or reason for entries, and hopefully it isn’t ALL I’ve learned during the past year. Yet, it’s fun to contemplate tidbits here and there. As always, I hope that you each find at least one piece of info that adds to your own knowledge base as well. Before enumerating my dozen morsels, I have to share a thank you to those opening this post. Our reading... Continue Reading

January 1st, 2023
This Month is YOUR Choice (You Pick)
December 1st, 2022

Somehow, no matter what we promise ourselves, the end of the year leans toward being frantic. The schemes may be different for each of us, but they are noticeable in complicating life.  Especially so when the alternative of having downtime would feel so desirable. Ah, sigh, just the thought of it. Nevertheless, the tasks take over. Whether it’s yearly banking and insurance decisions, gift giving, ‘winterizing’ homes or closets, calculating your year-end donations, cheering up lonely friends, making last-minute health appointments, altering viewing habits to avoid cloying and schmaltzy... Continue Reading

December 1st, 2022
How to Protect Seniors from Scams
November 15th, 2022

GUEST WRITER Too good to be true. We have all heard this old phrase. Sadly, we don’t always heed its warning. The world has become super competitive and very connected. Many people have also become very greedy, and an ‘honest day’s work’ does not seem to be a valued principle any longer. The get-rich schemes have taken over our society, be they Ponzi schemes, real estate scams or love rats. Additionally, many scammers aren’t strangers but our dear friends and loved ones. Senior citizens are unfortunately an easy target with studies showing that the older you are, the more vulnerable... Continue Reading

November 15th, 2022
The Aging, Forgotten & Unloved Liver–Part 2
November 1st, 2022

Remember Part I? In the last blog, we covered the ubiquitous NAFLD, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is shockingly common world-wide (33% of adults). We also addressed the more severe form of this fatty liver disease called NASH. Additionally, you learned about a common precursor to both of them – Metabolic Syndrome. You may remember that Metabolic Syndrome is a host of different problems that often occur together. They can include Increased blood pressure, blood sugar imbalances, excess abdominal fat, abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, predisposition to thrombus and clots,... Continue Reading

November 1st, 2022
The Aging, Forgotten & Unloved Liver
October 15th, 2022

Few people talk about the liver. Fewer still about the aging liver. Fewer yet about the connection between the liver and neuro-muscular-skeletal system. And what, if anything, we can do to protect the liver. I recently attended a workshop on the health connection between the liver and the muscle skeletal system. There is a connection.  But it’s rather convoluted and probably too difficult for me to explain in depth and still be easily understood. My challenge here is to translate medical-ease into English and provide us a useful take-away. When in school I learned an analogy that wasn’t... Continue Reading

October 15th, 2022
Top 8 Healthy Living Reminders for Older Adults this Fall – GUEST WRITER
October 1st, 2022

Note: Occasionally, AgingWithPizzazz has a guest writer; it’s nice to mix things up a bit. Andrea has a history writing for seniors. We have guidelines for guest writers at:Guest-Posting-Guidelines-for-Aging-with-Pizzazz-2022.pdf (agingwithpizzazz.com) As the leaves start to change and the air takes on a slight chill, something in us knows that it’s time to snuggle up with a warm blanket and a glass of wine or hot tea. And while we may not be in as much of a rush to get outside in the cooler weather, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the beautiful fall season. Even if we’re not as... Continue Reading

October 1st, 2022
Salty Ol’ Dogs (or not)
September 15th, 2022

You may have noticed that I’ve been missing in action a bit recently. The blog took a vacation. During this period, on a long summer trip, I spent time with a variety of friends and relatives. As you can imagine, that meant special repasts, fancy restaurants, sharing dietary restrictions, dining outdoors and home-cooked meals. Whatever the venue, clearly everyone has unique habits and diets. Let me recount just a few from my many stops: — Gary and Linda grow almost all their food themselves. (They’d probably say, “just much of it.”) — Leslie has an unusual pantry designed to avoid... Continue Reading

September 15th, 2022
Movin’ when On the Move
August 1st, 2022

Micro Thought Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom. No, I’m not complaining about constant, online, virtual meetings. Instead, this is the sound of the highway. Cars and trucks passing by, usually at twice my speed. Some of us are on the move constantly, others only occasionally. Either way, it reminded me that even when “on the move,” we need to continue emphasizing movement for our physical and mental health. Examples of Moving when on the Go Since a picture is worth a million words (upgraded from a thousand, considering inflation of the times), here are examples that may speak to you. Walking/Hiking... Continue Reading

August 1st, 2022