Re-blogged from November 23, 2014 We met soon after my husband and I moved into a house in a forested community in Chapel Hill. Still working full time, I took my long walks over the weekend. As I trudged up a particularly steep hill, an older man wearing a floppy hat and listing slightly towards…… Continue reading HOLDING ON
Sharing the experience of a knee injury.
How many will show at the 60th nursing reunion of St. Peter’s School of Nursing at Cape May, NJ?
I’ve written many posts about ageism. What I’ve not addressed is how older persons could react to the “compliment” that we look or act so “young,” as if youth is the gold standard and “aging” is undesirable. (Notice I did not say SHOULD since I’m not giving advice but laying out my thoughts on ageism) …… Continue reading When A Compliment Is Not A Compliment.
Amazing insights to aging by Twyla Tharp.
Over two weeks ago I slipped while doing a lunge—part of my exercise program to stay strong and flexible now that I have reached my ninth decade. The following day at an Ortho Urgent Care, I found out that I had injured both my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and my Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL). Definitive…… Continue reading Torn ACL or How things can change in a New York Minute. Take 2
I’ve signed onto The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2021. The challenge is to blog the whole alphabet in April and write at least 100 words on a topic that corresponds to the letter of the day. Every day, excluding Sundays, I’m blogging about Places I Have Been. The last post will be on Friday, April…… Continue reading Alphabet Challenge: E
You May Be Only as Old as You Feel was a thought-provoking read in the New York Times on Tuesday October 22nd by Emily Laber-Warren. Warren noted that studies show “(W)hen scientists ask, ‘How old do you feel, most of the time?’ the answer tends to reflect the state of people’s physical and mental health.”…… Continue reading An Unethical Question
There are many good things about getting older but unfortunately our society holds aging as an inevitable downward spiral. That’s why I like to post about the positive when I find it. Tom and Helen are wonderful examples of a happy circumstance. I have written two posts about them. After the excerpts below, I will…… Continue reading Update on Tom and Helen
I’ve had second thoughts about my last post: “How to Handle this Age Issue,” where I decided that the best way for me to deal with being an older woman was to ignore my age. That decision nagged at me so I did a little research. I reread an essay that I had saved from…… Continue reading Rethinking How to Handle this Age Issue