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Guest Writers Blog

This blog presents the ideas and creative thinking of some of Utah's talented older adult writers. Their submissions are to inform and entertain, not to present policy or opinion positions of the Utah Commission on Aging.  Enjoy. 

Now where did I put that...?

Under the category of “knowledge is power” I figure one thing I can do with this blog is pass along nuggets of useful information that can benefit all of us.

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College football is back! But at what price?

two football teams lined up about to start a play

I love college football. The whole scene. The passion, the rivalries, the sounds, the scenes. College Gameday, Lee Corso’s picks…everything about it.

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Older adults are inherently successful when returning to school

The University of Utah, President's Circle

While older adults are often apprehensive about returning to school, the concern is typically unfounded. Do you imagine yourself the oldest in the class? If this is the case, could it be something to be proud of, instead of concerned about?

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Planning Together for Living with Dementia

Patty Schwab

As a recent graduate of University of Utah’s Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, I recently completed my master’s project. I had hoped to find a way to cover what to expect with dementia and how to plan for future care in a way that would make it more accessible to people facing one of the greatest challenges that life can offer.

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Last Updated: 11/18/21