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!).
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.
My recent Colonoscopy follow-up appointment with my gastroenterologist (GI) revealed interesting information: I had some sneaky creatures inhabiting my stomach called H.pylori.
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.
Do 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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I developed my own must-do checklist after twenty years of attending the soiree, that includes the following:
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.
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.