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Getting an STD From Your Partner During Midlife

September 22nd, 2010

Dear Dr. Dorree, I started seeing this really nice guy about four months ago, and I was really starting to like him, but I just found out he gave me gonorrhea! Can you believe it, at my age? I feel like a fool. —Katrina, 69 Katrina, No one likes to hear they picked up a sexually transmitted disease (STD). We tend to think this sort of thing only happens to teenagers and prostitutes, but of course, that’s not true. STDs are passed around at every age— even to very nice people like you. That’s why we say everyone, even people who don’t have to worry about pregnancy, need to use condoms... Read More

Grownups Who Mentor and Volunteer

September 22nd, 2010

Boomers and Empty-Nesters don’t want to be over committed with schedules and yet they want to participate. I hear this over and over and I understand. They ask me how to choose, how do they know if they are making a difference, and will they be trained? You can begin by talking with yourself about things you like: Education Gardening The Arts Politics Going Green Medicine Law Nature Sports Leadership Animals Military Special education Make a list of what is fun for you. Sounds so simple and yet we forget that step. Then research those words with mentoring and volunteering attached and see... Read More

Meet the new owners of the NABBW and Boomer Women Speak! Anne and Steve Holmes

April 20th, 2010

Introducing… Anne and Steve Holmes Steve and I have been married for 22 years and working together for the last 15 years. We like to have a bit of fun while we work, which is why he calls himself the “High Wizard of WordPress,” though technically his title is “President.” Meanwhile, my titles are “Founder,” and “Boomer Maven.” As for how we manage to work and live together 24/7: we divide the responsibilities: he\’s the tech guy, while I\’m the writer. He looks out for male Boomer interests, while I focus on things female…... Read More