Damn happy to be alive and here, how ’bout you?
Treasa’s at the gym working out and other healthy stuff like that.
Me, I’m in my home office’s Lazyboy, with Ginger, my Jack Russell Terrier, laying between my legs. Listening to Amy Winehouse on Pandora while I edit the following…
It’s time again for this week’s edition of Aging News
Let’s start off with this one:
The 10 Best States For Retirement Living:
First off, retiring where your grandkids are, probably ain’t on this list.
Even my chosen retirement state, Florida, is way down in 39th place. Which is surprising, considering the weather, (if you don’t mind the occasional hurricane) no income tax, and a strong state consumer protection agency.
What I didn’t expect were the number upper midwest states found on the list. Baby, it’s cold up in them parts!
Anyway, you can find the list when you Click Here
We’re In The Middle of Gerontophobia Madness:
Gerontophobia is the unreasonable fear of aging. It’s became rampant in the last 200 years or so. And, is closely linked to the growth of the youth culture our generation helped foster.
Gerontophobia is one reason we’re reluctant to reveal our age. As we grow older, we’re also concerned that if the general public knew our actual age, we’d be treated as if our presence was inconsequential, or worse.
Hey, getting old ‘ain’t for sissies.
If you’d like to read more about this Click Here
Aging Immune Systems:
Time for some good news. In a newley released study, researchers at University College London have established a link between our diets and the adverse effects of our aging immune systems.
Social Security & Medicare Benefits:
More good news. The Trustees running both the Social Security and Medicare agencies just announced no cutbacks for either. They further disclosed that Medicare is funded up to the year 2030, and Social Security has a surplus of $2.8 trillion.
Depression Linked To Dementia:
According to researcher and neuropsychologist Robert Wilson, at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University, “Treating depression can reduce the risk of dementia in older people.”
Long suspected, this is the first time the two’s direct relationship have been identified.
Weird Al Yankovic, a Lynwood, California boy, is about to have his first number 1 record at the top of the U.S. charts! What’s this world coming to?
Not that success is new to him. He’s sold somewhere between 15 – 20 million albums over his career that spans from his first release in 1978. As a song writer, he’s clever, and as an musician, he plays the accordion like the nerd he professes to be.
Love him or hate him, I figure he’s finally getting his just desserts.
For Al’s story, Weird Al Yankovic
We’ve nowhere to go but downhill from here, so that’s it for today’s edition of Aging News
You’ll have to excuse me, Ginger and I, are gonna walk the trails in the hay farm close to our house…
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome.