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Fun Holiday Movies for Suddenly Solos!

Fun Holiday Movies for Suddenly Solos!

Okay.  We all know “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”  These are staples of everyone’s holiday experience.  They are beyond cinematic at this point – they are just part of the season, like menorahs, Christmas trees and eggnog. But we like to balance our holiday movie-watching with some

Hip Fracture? Speed Is Important!

Hip Fracture? Speed Is Important!

Did you know that over 340,000 older adults a year in the US fracture their hips?  And only about 1 in 5 of these patients return to their pre-injury level of function after this injury.   However, a new approach to treatment may improve the outcome and you can advocate for it for yourself or

Don’t Forget Your Holiday Card!

Don’t Forget Your Holiday Card!

It makes no difference if you will be spending the holidays with others or not.  You should definitely send holiday cards to friends and relatives, and personalized ones help to fill the spaces that can often arise from distances and new social circumstances.  If you don’t celebrate a particular holiday, a “New Year’s Day” card

Smart Fun in the Sun

Smart Fun in the Sun

With the nicer weather now upon us, let’s get out there and enjoy it – albeit safely! As we have matured, our skin is more sensitive to the sun, but that is not a reason to hide from it.  In fact, getting outdoors promotes better health and it increases socialization. We have all heard the

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

  A terrific article in the Huffington Post written by a Kate Bratskeir (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-bratskeir) references a study conducted last year that showed people who wrote down the negative thoughts about themselves and then literally threw the paper away were less likely to be troubled by them as compared to those who retained the document. This

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

Change is Good. Here’s How Much Change to Try!

Change is Good.  Here’s How Much Change to Try!

When we find ourselves alone as Suddenly Solos, we tend to withdraw at least for a little while. It is part of the grieving process, whether our solitude is due to divorce or becoming a widower. Emerging from the cocoon of solitary confinement is certainly productive as it opens your world perspective.  When precisely that

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

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

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