Posts Tagged ‘Old Age’

Being forgetful might make you smarter, study says

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

You know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn’t, because having total recall is totally overrated. That’s according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter. In the new report, researchers Paul Frankland and Blake Read more

Happiness in old age

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The first self-aware discovery I made as an adult transitioning out of extended college adolescence was that exercise made me happy. I discovered it accidentally at first, and marveled at the direct, immediate correlation between the days I exercised and the days when I’d think, “Today was a good day.” The wonder quickly gave way Read more

Pam calls it a day after 79 years with church choir

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Music has been a constant in Waipukurau nonagenarian Pam Hewitt’s life, but last month she set down her song sheet and resigned from the St Mary’s Church Choir of which she had been a member for 79 years. “I was hoping to hold out until September next year when it would have been 80 years, Read more

The wisdom years

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

As part of the elderly population, we are aware of the publicity given people our age. Most of the news is focussed on welfare issues, while increased advertising suggests there is money to be made retirement villages, rest homes and funerals. Very little is said about the gifts of wisdom that can come only with Read more

Benedict XVI still believes he was right to resign

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has never regretted or doubted his decision to resign two years ago, says his personal secretary. Archbishop Georg Ganswein said Benedict is certain and serene about his decision, made for the good of the Church, because of his waning strength. Archbishop Ganswein said the retired Pope’s usual routine these days involves Read more