Collington: The Great Escape — Movie Plan

  By Richard Zorza — All of us at Collington have a lot of fun comparing the weird things that people say to us when they hear that we live in a retirement community.  The more we love it, the scarier it seems to be to some people.  My favorite questions (so far) are the […]

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Exercise — All Kinds

By Frances Kolarek —  The gyms that thrive today under the patronage of our Boomers are a far cry from the exercise rooms provided by fancy European spas in the pre-WW I era. At Marienbad, a favorite with royalty, a tour guide showed off a machine designed to exercise the fingers. The exerciser sat before […]

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Staying Happy

By Frances Kolarek — Exercising our brains, our bodies and maintaining social ties will help us stay happy. The Brain Game Once upon a time we sharpened our wits with crossword puzzles, Sudoko and other diversions provided by our daily newspaper. No more. No more. Wit sharpeneing  has become a business. Patricia Marx, once a […]

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Just wait until 75 — and then really, really start to enjoy life

By Frances Kolarek — One of the things I hope to accomplish by this blog is to reassure those in terror of aging that life in the upper years can be happy, fun and full of delightful surprise — if you are not overtaken by ill health. And now we have Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel at […]

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Happy

By Frances Kolarek — Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have. “It seems ridiculous to say that the happiest year of my life took place when I was 68, but so it was.” I hope our skeptical Boomers, teetering on the brink of 65, can take a measure of hope […]

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