New CA Law Empowers Seniors With Supported Decision Making By Evelyn Preston, The Money Lady California recently passed a law allowing those with a disability, or elderly (age apparently is considered a disability now, to name someone to assist them casually, yet legally.
It’s called "Supported Decision Making."
The SDM rule is designed to keep those seniors who need minor, “sometime” help out of possible conservatorship or guardianship and is less formal than a Power of Attorney.
In an interview with Katana Abbott, host
of "Smart Women Talks," Maddy Dychtwald, 73, co-founder of AgeWave, shares her experience of "ageless aging"--the topic of her new book
coming out next year. • Exercise is the "magic bullet"
• Having a purpose adds years to your life
• You control your health and life span
• Your genes account for only 10% toward longevity
This month's reminder that age is not what it used to be comes courtesy of Mary Jane Farquharson who was filmed dancing at a gig in Birmingham given by New York rapper 50 Cent.
The video of the 64 year old fan, who has white hair and spectacles, was shared by the rapper with his 12 million followers along with the words ‘the coolest person at my show tonight by far’ and has since been viewed thousands of times.
Depending on your age you will either view Farquharson as a "Cool Old Granny," a "Typical Boomer," or a not that "Fit Midlifer."
Farquharson herself has objected to being described as ‘old’ by people online which makes her a "Typical Boomer".
So at the risk of upsetting older readers (whatever that means) here are the Seven New Ages of Old. READ MORE
Ask Larry By Larry Hayes, A050 publisher
"My Grandma Lived To 100. Will I?"
By Cindy, San Francisco
Maybe. Maybe not. Contrary to popular belief, your DNA only counts for 20% or less toward living a long life.
Just because your parents or grandparents lived to 90 or 100 doesn't necessarily mean that you will.
Your "lifestyle" is the key to longevity.
Exercising regularly. Adopting a healthful diet. Not smoking.
Not becoming overweight and drinking only moderate amounts of alcohol could all lengthen your life.
By 14 years at age 50 for women. And for men 12 years.
More Than Great Street Food In Friendly
By Don Mankin, Travel Writer
“Why go to Osaka?” a fellow travel writer asked at my annual adventure travel conference.
“It’s like San Bernardino.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Another travel writer disagreed: “It’s the only place in Japan with soul.”
My wife, Katherine, and I were attending the conference in Sapporo, Japan, and were looking for a place to visit afterward.
I’ve toured Tokyo and Kyoto, hiked the Kumano Kodo trail, and visited the southernmost island of Kyushu. I was looking for someplace new to explore. READ MORE
Steps To Prevent Cancer
This month is an important reminder that there are steps we can take to prevent cancer.
Research has found that 40% of cancer cases in the United States are attributed to preventable causes.
So, it is crucial to take steps to be healthier and prevent cancer as much as possible.
We can take several steps to prevent cancer throughout our lives and as we age.
Healthy Eating And Exercise
One way to help prevent cancer is to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise.
You should eat a diet with plenty of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. In addition, limiting red meats, processed meats, fast food, and sugary drinks in your diet is a good idea.
Regular exercise and staying active can help you stay healthy overall and prevent cancer.
As always, please check with your doctor before starting a new diet or exercise program.
To learn more, call 888-988-8682 or visit pmgmd.com.
Save Monarchs. Plant Milkweed
Moms Helping Monarch Butterflies To Survive
By Bill Moniz
Two Los Altos California next door neighbors, Judy Moniz and LaRita Desimpel, have joined forces in providing a welcoming habitat for the endangered Monarch butterfly.
Last year they began growing several types of milkweed plants, the only food that Monarch caterpillars can eat which produced a humble 40-50 successfully hatched chrysalises.
This year they have successfully hatched and released nearly 125 butterflies so far and expect, provided the food supply lasts, (the caterpillars eat day and night and can go through multiple branches of milkweed everyday), to release another 50-75 apiece.
Their success has encouraged neighbors Jeff and Lisa Blanchard to plan on planting milkweed next year.