Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 5th Blogoversary to TGAM

Image by Nick Lee.
Today marks the fifth anniversary of this blog on aging.

Initially, this was a place for me to record my observations as a graduate student in a gerontology master's program.

Since then, I have taught gerontology classes at Wichita State University before moving to Indiana, where I currently teach part time for University of Southern Indiana (USI).

One of my primary identities is "Life-long Learner."  The blog gives me a place to share book reviews, research notes, and film critiques.

Here are the 20 posts that have accrued the most views over the last five years. 

In ascending order...

20. Quotes about Aging (April 25, 2016)
19. New Home for an Emptying Nester (March 14, 2016)
18. Midlife Ennui (March 7, 2016)
17. The Lie of One-and-Done Caregiving (January 21, 2016)
16. Books about Alzheimer's (June 5, 2014)

15. Films about Love and Sex for People 50 Plus (April 1, 2013)
14. Somebody Stole My Iron (April 4, 2016)
13. Mean Arterial Pressure: Biomarker of Longevity (March 7, 2016)
12. Robert Peck's Task for Late Adulthood (June 1, 2013)
11. Films about Aging to Watch Next (March 11, 2014)

10. Older Adults Who Are Athletes (May 24, 2012)
9. Films about Aging O-Z (March 16, 2014)
8. Life Span vs Life Expectancy (May 20 2013)
7. Hospital-induced Delirium (July 6, 2012)
6. Label Clothing for Nursing Home Residents (February 23, 2012)

5. Films Set in Nursing Homes (June 14, 2013)
4. Adjusting to Bifocals (December 15, 2012)
3. Books about Aging (June 12, 2012) 
2. Films about Aging (January 13, 2012)
1. Films about Alzheimer's & Other Dementias (February 25, 2013)

Please comment to let me know which post is your favorite.

Since my blogoversary is January 1st, let me also wish my readers a prosperous, productive, and peaceful New Year!


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  1. Congratulations, Karen! He's to five (or more) years more!

    1. Thank you! And all my best to you and Melissa with your engaging and informative blogs (In Media Res & Book Nut).

  2. Karen, it is no wonder the blogs you mention made the top 20! The topics are invaluable to older people. There is so much we have learned from you. Thank you for the immense project you have taken on. Looking forward to more in 2017!

    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful 2017 yourself, Diane.

  3. Happy Blogoversary - here's to many more!

    1. Thank you, Antoinette! All my best to your food, fashion and fun posts at Delblogger

  4. This resonates because I am contemplating a move in the next couple of years. Not looking forward to it!

    1. Thanks, Linda. I hope your future is filled with great opportunities--wherever you decide to land!