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BUT YOU DON’T RUB MILK UNDER THE NOSE OF A HUNGRY LION!

  “But you don’t rub milk under the nose of a hungry lion.” A phrase my husband Wes stated right before we went to bed. A person with Alzheimer’s disease is very protective of their money. They will hide their … Continue reading

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Old Myths: Confronting Aging and Ageism at the Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society hosted a panel discussion on November 29, 2016 on Aging and Ageism, bringing together a distinguished panel that included Ashton Applewhite, author of the book, This Chair Rocks, John Leland of the New York Times, Dr. … Continue reading

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Sooner than tomorrow

Dede, Age 72 At 72, I’m setting up a website and blog. My techie daughter is helping me do this and I’m learning as I go. You can find it at Soonerthantomorrow.com My purpose is twofold: 1) To provide a … Continue reading

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Our interview by blogger JudiBoomergirl

“70Candles!” Shares Advice on Positive Aging Posted on May 18, 2016 by Judi life after 50, over 50, retirement, baby boomer women, baby boomers Last month, The New York Times journalist Jane Brody wrote an article about “Thriving at Age … Continue reading

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80 is the new 80

Lois Cronholm,  Age 85 80 is the new 80. While anyone reading this title is likely to know why I am writing this tome, I ask your indulgence to read on. There are some half dozen expressions that either bore … Continue reading

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Our book is here!

70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade by Jane Giddan & Ellen Cole—Available now! We are proud to announce the arrival of our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade. It’s offered by Taos Institute Publishing and is available … Continue reading

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Latin American views on aging

From Georgina,  Age 70 In Latin America growing old brings very particular satisfactions.  As we live our years, we are clearer about who we are and what we’re here for. Society assumes we have this wealth of practical knowledge and wisdom … Continue reading

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Let the Clock Run Wild

Judy, Age 74 Judy Scher and Julie Coburn compiled and edited a book entitled LET THE CLOCK RUN WILD: Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. Released this May 2014. Here is the opening to a story as well as … Continue reading

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An amazing woman

Here is the link to an inspiring story about Ethel Percy Andrus, who demonstrated how much one woman can contribute to society in her later years. Ojaihistory.com/Ethel-Percy-Andrus-how-one-woman-changed-America/

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Retiring But Not Shy-A new book edited by Ellen Cole and Mary Gergen

Retiring But Not Shy: Feminist Psychologists Create their Post-Careers (Cole & Gergen, 2012). A review by Ellen Cole adapted from the Feminist Psychologist Newsletter This, of course, cannot be an objective book review. What I want to give you, however, … Continue reading

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