On Being Age 70

I turned age 70 last July and I am still trying to figure out how it happened. Even though I have 2 sons one who just turned 48 in January and the other who will be 45 in August I don’t feel 70. When I am doing Zumba with my younger coworkers I am able to keep up. My 9 grandchildren who range in age from age 3 to almost 22 keep me young. My husband is still working full time, but we make time to attend all our grandchildren’s school activities and travel to Europe and Israel to visit with family and sight see.
I graduated from Bellevue Nursing School in 1961, 8 years before the school closed and in 1987 I got my BS in Human Resource Management/Psychology after many years of taking one course at a time. As a nurse I have worked in many different disciplines, OR, OB, Med/Surg, ER and finally many years as an Occupational Health Nurse. Each rotation taught me new nursing functions. I am proud of my ability to be able to continue to learn, even as I grow older. I continue to work 1-2 days a week. I enjoy interacting with people and I hope to be able to continue working a little while longer.

Good luck with your project!
Rosalie Weinberg Kesselman, Hunter College High School, 1958

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