My 98-year-old Dad has broken his neck, is in hospital, and we need to choose a nursing home for him, today. How do you do that?
What do you fear the most? Being forgotten? Being alone? Getting older? Phyllis Wilson explores how our fears can connect us.
Here’s some good advice on turning 50 from a woman who has been there, done that.
As we head into the New Year, many of us will be making those familiar New Years resolutions. Why not make one about engaging a passion, like learning the guitar?
Kristy Leissle remembers her Grandfather’s love and how it was returned by his family, who refused to outsource the care of its members — at either end of life.
Last week, my good friend Mauro sent me this video clip. To say that this woman is an inspiration would be giving the word understatement a whole new meaning! From NickReedEnt.com Alice Herz-Sommer is 106 years old. As well as being the second oldest person living in London, England – she is more significantly the […]
It was just before my 61st birthday when I started to notice that “old lady” smell. The distressing thing was that it seemed to be me. You know when you’re out camping and you wake up to yesterday’s sweaty shirt, only now it’s damp in the coolness of morning? That smell. As I’m getting ready […]
With the arrogant wisdom of the middle-aged armchair homebody, I was of the opinion that retirement and Florida had at least one thing in common – each was the metaphorical equivalent to Limbo, that mythical place where Christians await their ticket to Heaven.
Two years after losing her mother, writer Star Weiss reflects on her parents’ 69-year marriage, and how they never stopped holding hands.
I do have fond memories of a brief couple of years as a Mrs. Robinson-like character, and you can’t help but feel just a moment or two of regret when you realize you’ve grown old enough that the young Benjamins of this world now view you warmly as a harmless mother substitute.