"My Mother Had Alzheimer's. Now My Husband Has It, Too."
By Robin Pinkerton, 66

Q: What are the hardest parts taking care of your husband?

The hardest part for me (so far) has been the sadness and loss that comes with his complete loss of memory of our past together.

You spend, in our case, 38 years together. It has been a wonderful marriage and yet all the wonderful memories that go along with having that kind of union are mine alone... 


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“Digital Danger To
Your Bottom Line”

--Evelyn (Evie) Preston

Q: How can I make the most of "mind over gadget" to best serve
me financially?

Smartphones give us extra time and can monitor credit cards, pay bills on time, spot spending patterns, automatically save and invest for retirement.

However, don’t let any device diminish your inner wisdom or devour your attention; disconnect when making financial decisions. It will add to your bottom line.

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Ask Larry
--Larry Hayes, A050 CEO/Publisher

“What Keeps You Going?”
I was asked that question on The Rant podcast by Barbara Rose Brooker, age activist, author and founder of AgeMarch.

My CPA and friends keep asking me the same question. It’s NOT about the money. I love what I do and publishing The Scoop allows me to tell the stories of so many inspiring folks age 50-100+. It’s one of my joys in life and helps keep me going.

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Love To Fish? Or Want To Learn How?

If you love fishing or want to learn more about this wonderful outdoor sport, check out the BASF Bay Area SportFishers club in the San Francisco Bay Area. Open to all. Men, Women and Children.
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Favorite Vacation
Branson, MO

Branson is a little bit Nashville and a little bit Las Vegas. Something fun for everyone from family theme parks to Las Vegas style entertainment to Dolly Parton’s famous Old West Stampede featuring professional horse riders and wild buffalo. Fun! Fun! Fun! https://www.explorebranson.com/

Middle Aged Or Older?

Exercise Can Boost Your
Brain Health!

Did you know that exercise can not only keep your body healthier but your mind, too?

A recent study found that middle aged participants who engage in at least two and half hours of moderate to robust exercise each week, have fewer signs of brain disease as they age. 

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Watch Out World.
Here I come!
Under Cardiac Arrest Comics
--John Donaghue

The creative genius behind Under Cardiac Arrest comics is John Donaghue, a talented art director from San Francisco. He has created dozens of comics depicting the frolics and life of older adults. For more laughs, go to: UnderCardiacArrest.com.

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--Marilyn Brown Ross, Open Mortgage

“With over 15 year’s experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, I can answer your questions about reverse mortgages."

Q: Will the bank own my house?

A: The bank does not take ownership of your Home. They simply extend a loan.

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Why Live In A 55+ Adult Senior Living Community?
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Prices from $400,000 to $1,000,000+.
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