Category Archives: ageism

Driving and striving to survive a broken ‘Merica


I will never, ever look at a recreational vehicle, van, motor home, or campground the same way again. Not since reading Jessica Bruder’s engrossing, informative, and heartbreaking new book entitled Nomadland. I have long imagined, envied, and eagerly anticipated my … Continue reading

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Who will be today’s counterculture heroes?


We live in a very tumultuous world. Both similar to and different from the dangers faced by the Beat Generation at the dawn of the Cold War or by the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements of the 1960s. Activists of … Continue reading

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Equity is an economic growth engine!


Findings from the National Equity Atlas for ten (10) geographically dispersed mid-sized metropolitan regions are provided below. Check out the last column as it depicts how much more robust each of these regions would have been if there had been … Continue reading

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Your community is a retirement haven when…


A little more satirical fun.  Your community is a retirement haven when… Gray hair is considered way cool. Golf courses exceed parks. Prune juice is the best-selling soft drink. It’s retail economy depends on the sale of Depends. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


I had my first chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entertaining film on DVD over the past weekend while visiting family in Indiana. What a terrific movie! No only are there wonderful characters and interwoven plots, but the … Continue reading

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“Cloud Atlas” is a thrilling trip through time


We saw Cloud Atlas over the weekend and greatly enjoyed the movie. A times, especially early on, it can be a tad confusing. But as the movie progresses everything starts to come together and you realize the depth and breath … Continue reading

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A golden opportunity to express thanks


What better way to honor our seniors in their golden years than to provide them with  a better quality of life. This Friday evening, July 27, 2012, residents of Greater Lansing have a golden opportunity to give back for all … Continue reading

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National don’t be a lemming day – Feb. 29th


Hooray! Tomorrow is February 29th and once again we have the opportunity to celebrate National Lemming Day – that one day every four years when everyone gets to pretend to be a lemming, blindly follow each other, and leap off…the edge…of…a…jagged….cliff…..hmmm? Hey, wait a … Continue reading

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Monthly median assisted living cost by state


The following charts list the ten least and the ten most expensive states for assisted living care based on median monthly costs for a one bedroom unit. The data were derived from annual median costs provided in the November 2011 … Continue reading

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If you don’t snooze, you’ll lose


Well, the old adage used to be “you snooze, you lose.” As it turns out, just the opposite is true. According to a story in the August edition of AARP Magazine, a study at University College London’s Medical School found … Continue reading

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