I wrote this blog eariler this year and thought some of my newer readers might enjoy it. Source: Westerns And Aging Gracefully I began to think about Westerns and aging gracefully last night after watching a special about the old western stars, their shows, and their memories of those shows. As a young girl, I … More Westerns And Aging Gracefully
This is a photo of my Aunt Helen from 6 years ago. She died the other day at 92 years of age. Her senior lifestyle was an inspiration to me as I got older. She was always going somewhere and staying active. Until about 12 years ago she danced with a senior action group. She could … More 10 Things That Make Getting Older More Fun
Over ten years ago I met, Miss Pearl (not real name), a very plucky, tiny, young acting, elderly lady. Although she passed away a few years later, I want to share some of her story because she was such a fascinating and charming lady. I especially treasured her friendship during a time when my own mother … More She Didn’t Have a Chance
My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years influenced my life style as I continue into my senior years. Difficult Home Life Aunt Helen’s parents had a rather tempestuous relationship, which was very stressful … More Aunt Helen, Aging with Style and Panache
Have you ever felt like you never had enough of something? I frequently felt like I never measured up to the other kids in school when I was young. I didn’t have nice enough clothes, long enough hair, thick enough hair, good enough grades, enough time to do what had to be done. Where did … More Never Enough?
For many of us middle aged women a lot of changes take place which require some adaptive strategies. Some of us may have some physical problems that limit our activities or limit our productivity at our jobs. Some may lose our spouses to divorce, menopause, or changes from illness or even their deaths. We all … More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
We have all seen television shows featuring interviews with centenarians. Many of these one hundred plus years “young” souls had wrinkles and white, gray or sparse hair. Many of them were in wheelchairs or not as “able” physically as they used to be. But if you look into the face and eyes of many of … More How to Keep Your Inner Child Alive and Well