Category Archives: Caretaking

71 – Looking for a purpose

Barb, Age 71 Looking at many web sites re women and aging. Just found yours. Maybe some insight will follow. My story is probably similar to some. Born the first of 3 children in 1947. I was the pretty child. … Continue reading

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Multigenerational aging in communities

An update just in from ChangingAging.org about Dr. Bill Thomas’ Minka project, launched on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville. To see pictures and to view the video of Dr. Bill Thomas’ inspiring speech at the … Continue reading

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Do you feel lonely?

Postings from some of our contributors describe isolation and loneliness. Some see no way out of this predicament. AARP has been focusing on this issue and has published the informational brochure we’ve attached here. See what you think of their … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: Adding Life to Your Years

See the Vimeo recording of this 2018 presentation by Ellen Cole at the William K. Sanford Town Library in Albany N.Y. April 3, 2018 Ellen Cole, PhD, will share the results of her 8-year research project on aging. She will … Continue reading

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Gathering memories and stories

Sandy, Age 74 I was born in Rochester, NY – the granddaughter of four Italian Catholic immigrants. At age 4 months, I became ill with polio which resulted in paralysis of my lower right leg. At 18 months of age, … Continue reading

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Life’s a trip!

Monica, Age 71 This is the first time I’ve been on a blog. Since turning 70 last year, my health dramatically changed. In October, I fell and ended up with 2 injured shoulders. I am currently recuperating from rotator cuff … Continue reading

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Caregiver for older parents

Anonymous, Age 70 Well, here I am. I retired on July 1 almost 3 years ago and became very involved with my 93-year-old dad and my 90-year-old mom. She became very sick and was hospitalized 2 1/2 weeks into my … Continue reading

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A journalist’s request

Judy, Age 63 I’m a journalist who writes a nationally-distributed column about aging and health. A topic I’d like to cover going forward, either for a column or a story: people in their 70s taking care of parents in their … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: What’s the Secret?

Hello friends, Here’s a link for a webinar I created and presented with my daughter, Gabrielle for our mutual sorority’s Alumnae speaker series. It was a special and rare pleasure to have a project to share with her. It requires … Continue reading

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Am I too late?

Valerie,  Age, 697 I have read some of the submissions and really like that the two of you want to hear about how we flourish. At least that’s what I heard, or understood. What about if I didn’t flourish. What … Continue reading

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