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August 28, 2013

Volunteering for the Health of It

…on holidays.” But any is better than none, she quickly adds. The “old-old” may not be capable of multiple volunteering sessions each week, but for the less mobile, even minimal…

June 30, 2014

Aging Out of Place in San Miguel, Mexico

…Christmas holidays to visit our son and my mother. Robert goes back several times a year to visit his mother. When we first moved, I went back to work about…

December 21, 2018

A Holiday Message from Tom Kamber

…I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a healthy new year. Warmest regards, Tom P.S. if you haven’t had the chance to donate to OATS this year,…

March 14, 2018

My relatives fell for this new scam. Will you?

By Ismat Mangla I recently learned about a nasty new scam making the rounds while visiting older relatives in Michigan during the holidays. Last October, my family members received a…

December 12, 2012

Christmakkah Edition Dish the Web: Holiday Cookies

…Rugelach technique to suit, I ended up with a crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside holiday-spiced cookie with a dash of raspberry and chocolate. Gingerugelach was born. The Recipe (makes 64 cookies) 3 cups…

May 11, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

Holidays give tech companies a chance to shine on the video front, and Mother’s Day is no exception. It’s become a tradition for the major players to create great Mother’s…

June 19, 2020

What is Juneteenth?

…155 years. Want to learn more? Here are some resources: Want to do more? Sign the petition here at to make Juneteenth a national holiday –…

October 31, 2012

Explore: Free Post-Sandy Sounds at “Falafel, Freilach, and Frijoles”

…“mamboniks”—folks who packed the popular 1959 album Bagels & Bongos by pianist Irving Fields, now 98, for their holidays in the Catskills. The evening’s special guests, among them trumpeter Steven…

November 7, 2012

Explore: Get Crafty at Etsy Labs in Dumbo

…workshops are geared to the season, which is good news with the holidays coming up. And the design level of the projects is such that unless you’re totally ham-fisted, you…

December 18, 2019

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Of all the new ‘holidays” coming up this is probably one of the wackiest: National Ugly Sweater Day, also known as National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (learn more here). The…

November 29, 2012

Online Holiday Shopping

…painted with any one of several Shakesperean quotes. $10 Stay tuned for more gift-giving ideas as the holidays approach. Do you have a favorite online store gifts? Please share it…

January 9, 2019

New Years Resolutions for your Medicine Cabinet

While the end of the year brings many people’s attention to reflecting on the year that was as well as the holidays, it also provides an opportunity to take inventory…

December 18, 2012

14 Last Minute Gifts for Your Whole Crew

…Floor Print Shop in Brooklyn. To get it in time for the holidays, order now and include a note to the shop’s owner, who says “we’ll do our best to…

December 12, 2018

Tech Gifts under $50

holidays complete, your gifts can arrive by Christmas with free shipping if you shop on Free Shipping Day (details here with participating merchants) which falls on December 14 this year….

December 24, 2013

Holiday GIFS for You!

…files to an email). In Gmail, you can add the image to the body of the email like this. And here’s how to do it on iPad. Happy holidays!  …