Browsing All posts tagged under »aging«

Swimming in the Dutch the Fountain of Youth

November 12, 2018

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Loyal readers may be forgiven if they believe that the Netherland’s #1 claim to fame is the village of Oudewate, in which one can be weighed in order to determine if one is a witch. Not content with either that or with being the tallest people in the world, the Dutch are now on target to […]

Natural Remedies for Arthitis Pain

November 8, 2018

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The following is a guest post from Carolyn Ridland, the founder of CaregiverConnection. Carolyn writes: About 10 years ago, my parents began reaching the point where they could not be self-sufficient anymore. I was just married with two toddlers, so I felt like I couldn’t take them in, yet I wanted to make sure they were […]

The Dying Show

March 19, 2018

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I found out about a month ago that a woman, J,  who, throughout most of high school and college, was my best friend, was on Hospice care in a nursing home outside of Philadelphia. She was in the final stages of emphysema. Doctors couldn’t even say if she would make it to her birthday at […]

Naps: Good, Bad, or Something Else

March 8, 2018

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It’s a fact of life that, many decades after small children stop taking daily naps, they again pick up the habit.  While Life in the Boomer Lane has taken maybe a handful of naps in her entire adult life, Now Husband and many of LBL’s friends partake, most on a daily basis. She is sure […]

The New 90-Year-Old Face of Internet Dating

March 5, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane firmly believes that there are two things that never age out, no matter how old we are. One is the dislike of going to the dentist.  The other is the hunt for love. JDate, the largest internet dating company aimed at Jewish singles, has, like other online singles websites, gone […]

Taking the High Road

February 26, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane no longer has any need to remember all of the fabulous, fun-filled adventures that she and Now Husband have partaken of. When he starts a sentence with “Remember when we went to…?” she cuts him off with the same question: “Did I have a good time?”  All she is looking […]

The Lost, the Misplaced, and the Other Stuff

September 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like a lot of red-blooded, tax-fearing Americans, spends her days losing a lot of stuff.  Much of this is actually misplaced, rather than lost. There is a fine, but important, distinction between the two.  Here is a handy chart to know the difference: The following are items that usually get […]