Trouble With Old People | Senior Social Services

by Steve Van Auken I'm not saying that all older people are clueless about modern social behavior. But you might think so if you were to judge by my friend Bill.  One morning recently, he was orderi...

Trouble with Old People | May 2018

A Full and Fair Hearing by Steve Van Auken 05/17/2018 Hearing loss comes as a standard feature of aging. People around you who once spoke clearly all begin to mutter. Hearing-aides help, to a point. But...

Trouble with Old People | April 2018

The Common Touch written by Steve Van Auken, Illustrations by Ted Mallison 04/05/2018 If recent elections prove anything, it is that voters crave authenticity. We support the candidate we think we would li...

Trouble with Old People | March 2018

Moving Out by Steve Van Auken Being an older person is not all discount movie tickets and 50th high school reunions. We have our issues. Like, how much fiber is enough? How to know when it is time, already, ...

Trouble with Old People | February 2018

Call Me Garrulous by Steve Van Auken 02/16/2018 One of the consolations of getting old is that you are no longer expected to make sense. It is a joy to set this burden down. I have never really enjoyed...

“We Are the Alternative to the Alternative”

The Numbers Band Shows Why Quality Still Counts   11/20/2017 words by Steve Van Auken, photo by Ashley Kouri  Bob Kidney does not suffer fools gladly. So it's better not to ask him if leading The Num...

Trouble with Old People | October 2017

What's Up, Slick? by Steve Van Auken 10/04/2017   I don't like to brag, but in my senior years I have developed an uncanny power over women. For some reason, these women seem to be concentrated in ...
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Trouble with Old People | Who’s Ahead?

by Steve Van Auken Note: This column is satirical. Please read Mr. Van Auken’s writings as a sort of tongue-in-cheek Guide for Millennials to the Greatest Generation. I used to imagine that when I got older...