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Music and memories to make the heart young again

THE ROCES uncles Peping, Pipo, Marcos; the author;Marcos’
granddaughter Genevieve; nieces Ninit, Tina

As soon as I’m relieved of the two gift boxes of ensemadas by the maid, I find my way into younger cousin Tina’s air-conditioned living room. It was like stepping into a nursery where twin toddlers, exhausted from play perhaps, have dropped into a morning nap.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Retired but still willing to work? Apply at SM


While most senior citizens aged 60 to 70 years are turned down by many companies, they get a second wind in their lives through an employment program spearheaded by SM Supermalls aimed at empowering them to be relevant members of society.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nuns’ formula for good night’s sleep: ‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’

AGING WELL These Heal sisters keep everyone guessing their ages—(from left) Sister Lynn (68), Sister Natty (75), Sister Grace (88) and Sister Eu (73). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jae Salazar Abaya

Will your mother-in-law’s tongue lull you to sleep? Well, it did for me. The secret of this “quaint” sleeping arrangement was revealed to me by a Catholic nun, my cousin Sister Mary Anne of the Medical Mission Sisters, during a recent visit at their farm called Haven for Ecological Alternative Living (Heal) in Villasis town, Pangasinan province.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Can you be a tech-savvy senior?

NELSON Navarro

Learn or perish! That’s the mortal challenge of the communication age. And for us seniors the threat, if good indeed, would naturally be more imminent. But it would seem healthier for us to take up the challenge advisedly, limitedly.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Let me tell you about my operation

AFTER THE HAZE Clears. The Cataract Operation by Dr.Manuel Agulto ART BY GCF APRIL 2014

My sister was blind for seven years. She had a freak high blood pressure stroke that cut her optic nerve. Tess died early. The first message from the afterlife that I intuited from her was cute and naughty: “Now I can see you but you can’t see me!”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »