Written by Carolyn Schultz Eggert

   Is there a right path to aging well?
   “We have to give Mom credit, she really aged

    successfully.”     I wonder if that is what my kids will

    say when I am gone...Read the rest   here.




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    Written by Carolyn Schultz Eggert

   Aging with grace and energy
    She was 78 and always on the move. She didn’t have

    to depend on a fitbit activity tracker to get her going. 

    Her fitness routine kept her relevant and independent.

    She was able to get in and out of a car, play bridge

    and when she had time, take walks with me...

    Read the rest   here.



Noteworthy

From The New York Times


In the Bronx, Stadium Scents Take Fans Out to the Ballgame


For entire story:  https://nyti.ms/2IkRHtb

By COREY KILGANNON.    MARCH 31, 2018

Gilbert Marcus, 80, smelled the scent of a hot dog, one of six familiar smells from baseball stadiums that are part of an olfactory exhibition at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a nursing home in the Bronx.

Rochelle Youner, who lives at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a nursing home in the Bronx, walked up to a kiosk in a common area of the home’s first floor and pressed a button below a small icon depicting a baseball glove.

“That’s the real stuff — that’s a mitt, all right,” Ms. Youner, 80, said, smelling the leathery fragrance emitted from the kiosk, which attempts to bring the ballpark, or at least the smell of it, to the residents.

Many of the Hebrew Home’s residents were born and raised in the Bronx and are lifelong fans of the Yankees, with memories of visiting Yankee Stadium stretching back to the eras of Mantle and DiMaggio, and even earlier to Gehrig and Ruth.

But many of these older fans also suffer age-related memory loss. So the home, which often finds seasonal pegs for its reminiscence therapy programs, has timed its latest program to opening day at Yankee Stadium on Monday by erecting the kiosk with the therapeutic goal of recreating the distinctive smell of the ballpark.


“Too bad we can’t be there in person,” Ms. Youner said.

This is the point of the kiosk: to once again take these fans out to the ballgame. For entire story:  https://nyti.ms/2IkRHtb

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