Tag Archives: elder relocation

On turning 72

Anonymous, Age 72 There has always been something about older people that drew me to them. Perhaps it was their perspective, their stories of a simpler time. I love storytelling so I was an instant student. I studied gerontology in … 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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Are you facing the downsizing challenge?

Here’s a useful message from the Parents of Grown Offspring (POGO) blog. So many of us are dealing with downsizing and reducing the clutter of life’s possessions; and the task actually continues even after a major downsizing move has been … Continue reading

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What’s next?

Diana,  Age 72 What’s next in your life? We’re old enough to know (thankfully) that life doesn’t end at seventy. It continues to challenge, frustrate, and satisfy. There’s always a next step – we’re old but we’re not out – … Continue reading

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The New Old Age

Our own Ellen Cole (in the coral jacket) was on a panel in New York, October 4, 2017, organized by The Atlantic. Watch this discussion about aging in place, or as it evolved, aging in the right place for you. … Continue reading

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Seeking wise words

Jo, Age 71 Hello, Already I feel less alone reading the blog posts. Here is my story. I am almost retired as an autism consultant and former academic. I’m single with 3 grown children in 3 corners of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Am I insane for taking all this on, or should I just keep on trucking?

Noel,  Age 70 I must be in complete denial. I am 70, will be 71 in December. I have broken my femur, two wrists, a pelvic fracture 11 years ago, and breast cancer when I was 57. This week, I … Continue reading

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My 70’s story

Lois, Age 75 As of now I’m almost 75 (how did that happen). I am caucasian and live in Massachusetts where I’ve lived all my life. I worked as a secretary until age 65 when my husband who had diabetes … Continue reading

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Are you an elder orphan?

There are those 55 and older, alone, without mates or adult children. Carol Marak, an elder advocate has dubbed them “elder orphans.” She has created the Elder Orphan Facebook group (Facebook.com/groups/elderorphan) as a meeting place and support group for these … Continue reading

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A question for you

Diana,  Age 72 This isn’t my story so much as a question that I’d like to toss around. (Jane said that I could give it a try.) So, if you have any interest, please join in! Are you staying in … Continue reading

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