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The Hearing Aid of the Future, Right on Your Cell Phone or Watch

July 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane now has two friends who must wear hearing aids. She suspects more will follow. About 20% of U.S. adults (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, 1 out of 3 people has hearing loss. Today, the average person with hearing loss takes seven years from the moment they recognize […]

Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging

June 15, 2015

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In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers of cells for study.” As Life in the Boomer Lane is well aware that her […]

50: Pt 2

April 29, 2015

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  In spite of Life in the Boomer Lane’s best efforts at ending up in a geographic area other than the one intended by the organizers of her high school 50-year reunion, she did ultimately arrive. This was thanks to her close friend/fellow grad, who picked her up at 30th St Station in Philadelphia. We […]

How to Look Good in A Swimsuit

March 8, 2015

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  The following is a re-blog of an old post, with lots of new material mixed in that will, hopefully, trick Readers into thinking they are reading a new post.  Feel free to like this and to comment liberally, so that Life in the Boomer Lane thinks she has actually been successful in tricking you.  […]

The Age of Diversity

February 26, 2015

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At some point in the recent past, the concept of diversity was invented. Having been invented, diversity could then attach itself to a lot of things that used to be considered problems. Now, we would know that these weren’t problems, but could, in effect, be included within the range of what was considered normal. This […]

Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire, a Guest Post by Terri Webster Schrandt

February 21, 2015

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Terri Webster Schrandt worked in the public parks and recreation field for 35 years. She was a recreation and leisure practitioner for a large city in Northern California. She retired in late December 2014.  She continues to teach as a part-time lecturer in the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration department of a large Northern California university. Her  second […]

Old is the New Black

February 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane would love to take credit for having thought up that clever title, but it came from elsewhere. The words are true. We are becoming old. Our country is becoming old. The world is becoming old. If you are on Facebook regularly, you may have believed that the world is filled […]

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