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Q&A: Just Getting Started with Morgan Freeman

One might argue that Morgan Freeman, 80, has been making movies about retirement since the start of his career, steering into the spotlight as Jessica Tandy’s patient chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. Since then he’s danced around senior stories with Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List and with Bruce Willis in Red, last…

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A year of “Aging with Attitude”

Learning the different ways, approaches and thoughts about “aging with attitude” from our interviewees is a gift that keeps on giving with each new profile. Here’s a quick summary of the gifts of wise words and advice about ‘Aging with Attitude” from our featured profile subjects over the past year.   Joan Ditzion:   Aging with…

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Cancer Schmancer: Q&A with Fran Drescher

After surviving cancer 17 years ago, actress Fran Drescher found her “life’s mission.” She set up the Cancer Schmancer Movement to promote proactive health care and toxin-free living. “Turning pain into purpose is extremely healing,” she says. “Senior Planet” caught up “The Nanny” star as she helped launch Healthline’s “State of Cancer” study, exploring how…

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Q & A with “Big Sonia”

At just 4 ft. 8 in. tall, Sonia Warshawski can barely see above her leopard print steering wheel as she drives herself to work. The 92-year-old great grandmother runs a tailor’s shop in Kansas City, where she dispenses words of wisdom and fashion advice to customers.  In her spare time, she reduces hardened criminals to…

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Mindful Aging: Q & A with Dr. Andrea Brandt

  “That we age is inevitable.  How we age is largely up to us.” At “77 glorious years old,” psychotherapist, speaker and author, Dr. Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, has just come out with her third book, Mindful Aging:  Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose and Joy. Long recognized as a pioneer in…

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Catching Up with Our Bodies Ourselves: Q&A with Joan Ditzion

For women coming of age in the 1970s, the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” was as ubiquitous as spider plants in macrame hangers. The book became an essential home reference: part medical dictionary, part political manifesto, and a place where girls and women could investigate their secret fears about sex and their private parts, in private.…

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