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Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Even if college was not the favorite time of your life, re-engaging with your alma mater at this stage of life has several advantages that merit your consideration. First off, your involvement will be welcomed.  All colleges value their alumni and view them as “ambassadors” who are an important part of their outreach to potential

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

It is no secret that we at Suddenly Solo heartily endorse spending time with your family.  It is important on many levels but it can present challenges when your extended family includes infants and toddlers as part of a travel group. There are physical demands when it comes to keeping up with very young children

In Your Face(book)!

In Your Face(book)!

A recent article in the New York Times by Joyce Wadler noted the online phenomenon of using social media as a conduit for “sticking it” to an enemy or an “ex.” This type of cyber-knife-in-back comes as a result of deliberately not “un-friending” a nemesis to make sure he/she knows the fun they are missing

Suddenly Solo? Simplify Your Surroundings!

Suddenly Solo?  Simplify Your Surroundings!

In the wake of a divorce or the loss of a spouse, there is an acceptable (and expected) period of “mourning” during which time things seem to stand still.  After time passes, and when you feel up to it, we suggest that you continue the healing process by de-cluttering your environment. De-cluttering has a salutary

Over-Fifty Flirting – It’s Like Riding a Bike

Over-Fifty Flirting – It’s Like Riding a Bike

Being a Suddenly Solo will open up opportunities to make new connections… some romantic, others not so much.  But no matter where it leads, without taking a first step, you just wind up exactly where you are standing. Flirting is an accepted introductory mechanism in our society, but there is definitely a subtle balance to

Spruce Up Your Bed

Spruce Up Your Bed

With the change of seasons, it’s time to break up the monotony of your bed with new sheets, pillowcases and perhaps a duvet.  You will be amazed at how this simple modification makes such a dramatic change in both the visual and the visceral spheres. Choosing new bedding does not have to be an arduous

“The Little Pink Pill” Now FDA Approved

“The Little Pink Pill” Now FDA Approved

We have been following the odyssey of the Flibanserin which has been called, “female Viagra” although it works quite differently from the well known, male ED drugs. As a quick review, Flibanserin works on brain centers to increase sexual desire in those pre-menopausal females diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire. It must be taken daily and

Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves. This is usually due to the common occurrence of spinal degeneration that occurs with aging. It is a common cause of lower back pain, numbness or localized weakness in aging adults. In some cases,

Sex, Seniors and STDs

Sex, Seniors and STDs

Confirming what we already know, the Department of Health and Human Services reported than in 2011 and 2012, 2.2 million Medicare beneficiaries received free sexually transmitted disease screenings and counseling sessions.  In addition, more than 66,000 received free H.I.V. tests. But while it is certainly good news that Seniors are availing themselves of screening and

The Most Forgotten Filter

The Most Forgotten Filter

Although we here at Suddenly Solo think of ourselves as being “tuned-in” to the things that keep us healthy, we confess that we forgot a simple maintenance item that can impact us: the refrigerator water filter.  Most of us who have ice-makers and/or water dispensers in our refrigerators have a filter to remove various contaminants

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