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Silver Threads

Silver Threads is a weekly program of information on how you can make your senior years shine. Topics have included grandparenting; long term care options; leisure activities and travel; Medicaid and Medicare; Senior Living Options; Gratitude; Spirituality and Aging; Memoirs; Senior suicide; Finances and Retirement Investments.

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Silver Threads # 2122: May is For Mothers, Memorial Day and More, 5/25/21

Recent Reminisce magazine contributions from readers highlight mothers’ new role as breadwinner, the history of Decoration as it transitioned to Memorial Day and the tradition of wearing a red poppy on that day.

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24 May 2021

Rank #1

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Silver Threads # 2121, Defending Against Top 2021 Scams 5/18/21

More on tech support fraud fighter Jim Brown and additional AARP articles to help you remain free from 2021’s top scams.

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17 May 2021

Rank #2

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Silver Threads # 2120: Inside a Tech Support Fraud Factory, 5/11/21

AARP’s April Special Report reveals overwhelming evidence regarding the scope of an international fraud factory responsible for stealing hundreds of thousands from unwitting seniors.

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10 May 2021

Rank #3

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Silver Threads # 2119: To Nap or Not to Nap, 5/04/21

A recent Chinese study determined that those over 60 who napped for a reasonable time performed better on certain cognitive tests than those who didn’t nap. Others say that the benefits of an afternoon nap vary based on length and purpose for napping.

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3 May 2021

Rank #4

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Silver Threads # 2118: Pandemic Inspired Creativity, 4/27/21

Hobbies and creative pastimes have sustained people and helped them cope with the vagaries of the pandemic. Emotional support chickens, sunrise walks, making jelly and even decorating one’s casket are among the many ways seniors have brought comfort and joy to their lives during this stressful time.

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26 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Silver Threads # 2117: Grief and Accepting the Unacceptable, 4/20/21

Contributors from the newsletters Bold School and Next Avenue share the pain of grief of as well as their individual ways of assuaging it especially during the pandemic. Tips for helping others cope with grief are offered as well.

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19 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Silver Threads # 2116: 15 Lesson From the Pandemic part 2, 4/13/21

AARP's final eight lessons gleaned from the pandemic involve trust, wealth inequality, crowd security, disaster preparedness,enjoying nature, telehealth and city organization.

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12 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Silver Threads # 2115:15 Lessons from the Pandemic, 4/06/21

: In AARP’s Bulletin March Bulletin experts share what they believe we have learned about the pandemic’s impact on seniors and how those lessons can make life better as we recover. Medicine, self-care, ageism, savings, technology and trust are covered in Part 1

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5 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Silver Threads # 2114: Romance and Dating During COVID and Beyond: 3/30/21

COVID restrictions have had a major impact on the dating scene. Articles from AARP offer unique and exciting ways to connect beyond the zoom interview, including picnics, volunteering, exploring waterfalls and more.

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29 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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Silver Threads # 2113: Family Housing and Relationships Change During COVID, 3/23/21

Adult children, even those with families have moved back in with parents due to pandemic losses. Other families are opting to use accessary dwelling units, sometimes called granny flats to house aging parents. Both can alter family relationships positively.

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22 Mar 2021

Rank #10