Hope you’re healthy and sneaking up on a little fun.
Around here, it’s sweeter than red wine in the summertime.
And, it’s also time for another Aging News edition.
Let’s get this party started with the following item…
Senior Citizens League After Social Security COLA Increase:
Before 2010, Social Security benefits were getting a 3% COLA increase each year, which was little enough. Since then, the annual increase has averaged 1.4%, with 2015’s adjusted to 1.7%.
The Senior Citizens League is sick and tired of it, and have decided to do something about it!
To see what they’re doing, Click Here
Senior Citizen Drinkers Have Better Memories:
Scientist first proved it on lab rats. Now they’ve proved it using us kids on the far side of 55. (I sure hope we didn’t put any lab rats raising families, outta a job)
Anyway, it’s now official:
People over age 60, and up, who are moderate drinkers, have bigger hippocampuses. And, if I remember correctly, the hippocampuses is the area of our brains where memories are stored.
Unfortunately, this isn’t also true for you jitter-bugs who are younger than us…
Read the rest of the story when you Click Here
Soda Drinking Speeds Up The Aging Process:
Oh, for Heaven’s sake! First we’re supposed drink alcohol, now we shouldn’t drink sodas… Somebody please pour me three fingers of scotch!
I love my Diet Pepsi!
Some stinkin’ scientist down in Texas, have run the tests, and it’s true:
…drinking soda makes certain cells in your body age faster. It also puts you at risk for things like heart disease and diabetes…”
You’d think those Texans would have something better to do, wouldn’t you?
Anyway, read the whole sordid thing when you Click Here
Are You Nostalgic For The 1960’s?
If you are, you’re probably a Baby Boomer. There’s nothing wrong with any of that.
And, that’s a growing trend among our generation…
We’re looking back with fondness at the glory days of ‘Rock ‘N Roll’, space exploration, Kennedy’s, social protests, and those kinda things.
If you’re feeling a little nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ of sex, drugs and Boones Farms…
Here’s a dandy article about all that: Click Here
Elvis Presley’s Last Meal:
Every knows that the ‘King of Rock ‘N Roll’ died on the throne, but do you know what his last meal was?
AH-HA, thought not!
Here’s what the King had to eat for his last meal:
…4 scoops of ice-cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies…
Quirky to the very end, as befitting a legend.
And, that wraps up the latest edition of Aging News. Until the next time.
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome…