Category Archives: Technology and contemporary culture

When we outlive our joints and our senses

Jane, Age 74 We seniors are fortunate to live in an era of robotic advancement.  As we age, and our parts wear out, we can turn to medical science to find replacement joints, organs, and sensory implantations. Ellen is back … Continue reading

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Hear! HEAR!

Hear! HEAR! Jane, Age 74 I’ve had 74 years of good, and then good -enough -when -amplified hearing…I feel very grateful for that. But suddenly everything is changing… Here’s what I have to ignore: A very high-pitched shrieking sound in … Continue reading

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares her story about turning 70

Letty Cotttin Pogrebin, Age, 74 With permission from Letty, we post this excerpt from her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, © Letty Cottin Pogrebin. PublicAffairs, 2013. MY SUMMER OF BLISS JUNE 9, 2009. MY … Continue reading

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One day at a time

Sarah, Age 72 I’m 72 years young because I feel like I’m sweet sixteen and ready to go anywhere at anytime even when my knees are killing me. I worked 27 years for a retail store in the training & … Continue reading

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Atlantic article about women in their 70s!

Ellen was interviewed for this interesting article about our generation. http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/what-boomer-women-can-learn-about-aging-from-gasp-older-women/265356/ Read and enjoy!

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Catching Up with Technology–Or Not

Jane, Age 70 I just spent a dozen hours trying to catch up with my technological devices. Upgraded my iPad to a new OS at the Apple store, learned aspects of a non-intuitive health services encoding program at work, worked … Continue reading

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