Entries by Neil Hiltunen

Meet the Speakers for Our Tenth Annual Meeting

MEET OUR SPEAKERS Dr. Hugh Habas Dr. Habas received his D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1971, and attended post graduate studies in periodontics at Case in 1972.  He was in private practice in Cleveland and New York prior to establishing his private practice in central New Jersey, where he practiced from 1977-2016. […]

Happiness is a Choice You Make

Happiness is a Choice You Make, by John Leland, Sarah Crichton Books, NY, 2018. Once we have fully retired, we’ve passed perhaps the last major life landmark, and we face a very different phase of our lives, aging.  Some people view this stage with apprehension, while others face each day with joy, appreciation, and enthusiasm.  […]

10th Annual Meeting

The ARD 10th Annual Meeting is certain to have something of interest for most dentists.  Our featured speaker is one of our own, Dr. Hugh Habas, whose topic is: “Retirement Money: Creating it. Managing it. Using it”. All of us have participated in planning our finances for retirement.  Dr. Hugh Habas has successfully navigated this […]


Factfulness, by Hans Rosling, Flat Iron Books, NY, 2018. The author died in 2017 having devoted his last years to writing this book. His passion for exposing the truth about common misperceptions helps develop a positive outlook for the future. Most of us are not as well-traveled nor as informed as Hans Rosling who, as […]

The End of Old Age

The End of Old Age, by Marc R. Agronin, MD, Da Capo Press, Hachette Book Group, NY, 2018. Dr. Agronin offers insight into the value of life experiences as we review and reinvent ourselves in the last decades of our lives.   Our lives are composed of events that enable us to experience an old age […]

Time Paradox

There seems to be a paradox in our lives regarding time. When younger, we had many years ahead of us, yet it seems we often said, “I don’t have time for…” this or that. Now we have fewer years, but more time.

The Gift of Years

The Gift of Years, by Joan Chittister, Blue Bridge publishers, Katonah, NY, 2008. The author has a remarkably insightful and optimistic view of aging. Each brief chapter concludes with a “burden” and ”blessing” perspective for each topic. We have choices as to which mindset we want to bring to these factors we all face. Adjusting […]

Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, NY, 2016. This insight into the past decade’s explosion of technology helps us understand frustrations and challenges our older generation faces particularly since we didn’t grow up with technology and social media as part of our being. Our challenge is to adapt while at the […]

Get the Most Out of Retirement

Get the Most Out of Retirement, by Sally Balch Hurme, American Bar Association, Chicago, 2017  Packed with useful information and check lists, this is a practical, thorough, and easy to use guide for planning virtually all aspects of retirement.

When I’m 64

Sounds sort of musical doesn’t it? Our view of the future often includes dates for events and achieving goals. These dates are arbitrary, calculated, or out of our control. We may retire because we’re “supposed to”, not for any well-thought out reason. The more we focus on a particular date, the more it takes on […]