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 … More She Didn’t Have a Chance
As a seventy-year young Successful Single Senior Survivor, I offer these six strategies to help add quality to your Single Senior living. These suggestions are for Seniors who are active and independent. Becoming a Senior citizen often involves difficult adjustments in our lives. Long marriages may end with a divorce or the death of a … More Seven Strategies for Single Senior Survival
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 long enough hair, thick enough hair, good enough grades, enough time to do what had to be done. Where did all of these … More Never Enough?
After being a compulsive rescuer all of my life, and now having no one to rescue constantly or even monthly, what do I do?? I retired in 2010 after 37 years of nursing. Rescuing is in my blood! Nurses are coming out of the woodwork of my mother’s family tree (grandmother, mother, sister, cousin, and … More Rescue the Rescuer!
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
For many of us middle aged women a lot of changes take place which require some adaptive strategies. Some of us have physical problems that limit our activities or productivity at our jobs. Some lose our spouses to divorce, menopause, or changes from illness or even death. We all deal with these experiences sooner or … More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
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 continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years. Aunt Helen, six years before her death After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen … More Aging with Style and Panache
“Old age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. We will at some … More Old Age Ain’t For Sissies