Shoulder-Baring

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 IN: Age- Defying Style Fashion Videos

Shoulder-Baring

Ladies, you know the focus of The Age of Grace is mainly about creating awareness so that women baby boomers can age gracefully (and healthy!).

Shoulder-Baring

That’s still the case but today, I want to show that the off the shoulder fashion trend can work for women over the age of 50.
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Sneaky Creatures

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, July 11, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Sneaky Creatures
My recent Colonoscopy follow-up appointment with my gastroenterologist (GI) revealed interesting information: I had some sneaky creatures inhabiting my stomach called H.pylori.

Sneaky Creatures

Before my actual Colonoscopy, the bowel preparation was worse that the actual procedure. In fact, I don’t remember the process.  Anyone remember Propofol? I can see why Michael Jackson used that drug to get to sleep. You quickly nap and wake up at a moment’s notice.
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Cherries Jubilee

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 IN: Nutrition

Cherries JubileeDo you love cherries and are smitten with Cherries Jubilee? Did you know that it was a special dessert prepared for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in 1897?

Cherries Jubilee

Since then the dish, made with fresh cherries, liqueur and flambéed, then served over vanilla ice cream, has grown into one of America’s favorite desserts.
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New View

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 IN: My Home

New View
When i started college back in the late 70s, I wanted a new view in terms of my eyesight — I wanted a clearer focus for all of those books that needed to be read. Plus, I didn’t want to look like a high school student anymore! I was a college student.

A new view: The completed landscape home project with window boxes and new shrubbery.

A new view: The completed landscape home project with window boxes and new shrubbery.

Fast forward to 2016, at my annual eye exam, I informed my optometrist that I wear my contacts only on weekends.  At this stage of my life, computer work and reading glasses, I found it easier to just wear my eyeglasses. Especially since I purchased very chic pairs of blue and purple eyeglasses.
New View

When the optometrist questioned me about comfort and duration of wear, I told him that the lenses are uncomfortable probably because I don’t wear them everyday like I did in the past.  He recommended I consider the soft contact lenses for a new view, a crisper vision.  I’m happy to say I see many improvements with  the clarity of soft lenses. Continue reading

Longest Day

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, June 20, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Longest Day
Monday, June 20th is the summer solstice — the official start of summer and longest day of the year.  The sun will rise early and set late. Today will be a  great day for fun in the sun: some yard work, a day at the beach or a perfect time for me to get in at least 10,000 steps.

Longest Day

Actually, because of my commitment to health and wellness, the focus this month is Alzheimer’s disease. I am doing my part to fight Alzheimer’s by educating myself and others in my age group and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day.

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Getting the Blues

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, June 6, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Getting the Blues
Why is the color blue associated with depression?  Does anyone know why this color is affiliated with being in a funk?  Let’s examine what ‘having the blues’ really means.

Getting the Blues

In my Just Do It post, I shared the checklist for important screenings and check-ups.  When I compiled the list, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of notations associated with mental health. That’s because physical and mental health are closely connected.
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Oh, What A Night

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 IN: Formal Affair

Oh, What A Night

To me, Memorial Day weekend isn’t just about remembering the heroes who served our country but also my annual Club 21 dinner dance, after months of preparation.
Oh, What A Night

The guests filed into the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center to find cocktails and light bites in the reception area. The men looked like a sea of penguins in their tuxedos while the women wore mostly floor-length gowns.

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Countdown

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 23, 2016 IN: Beauty Fashion

Countdown

Every year in late May, right around Memorial Day Weekend, I look forward to our annual Club 21  dinner dance.

Similar to the fashionable crowd that attends the Met Gala in New York City, I want to look my best.  I start my countdown at least four-months before to prepare.

Countdown

I developed my own must-do checklist after twenty years of attending the soiree, that includes the following:
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Say What?

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 16, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Say What?

I must admit, I occasionally consult the Urban Dictionary for a better understanding of terminology that I hear Millennials using, most recently I looked up “say what?” The website told me that saying derives from a video game and an MTV show that aired from 1998 to 2003 with the same name.
Say WHat?Today’s focus, however, is slightly different. Let’s talk about hearing loss. The health and wellness tips I feature on The Age of Grace are not only for you, the readers, but for myself as well.  My post, Just Do It reminded me that as an adult, I’ve never had my hearing checked.

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Just Do It

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Sunday, May 8, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Just Do ItToday, May 9th is Women’s Check-Up Day.  And what an appropriate reminder to Just Do It when it comes to scheduling those very important appointments.
Just Do It
Nike coined their trademark Just Do It slogan in1988, and today, it still has a universal appeal to motivate and encourage people of all ages in every aspect of life. It just so happens that catchphrase was aptly introduced during fitness craze in the ’80s.
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