Archive for May, 2010
Question: My 83-year old mother took a serious fall in the street that landed her in the emergency ward, intensive care, the regular hospital and finally in rehabilitation. She is a fiercely independent fabulous lady who walks two miles a day, takes classes at a university, drives and goes to movies, the ballet, museums and [...]
Dear Readers: We have reason to celebrate. We are living in a time of extraordinary opportunities to age successfully. Here is a confession: I did not invent the concept “successful aging.”
Question: I recently retired as an occupational therapist. It’s work that I always have loved. I now am a full time nanny to my darling baby granddaughter. My daughter and her husband can afford child care but feel more comfortable with me. I am just sorting out my own transition and really did not envision [...]
Question: I am 80 and my husband is 85. If I should survive my husband, I do not know where I would live. I cannot imagine living alone in my home. Being with people and feeling engaged is extremely important to me. I am a vibrant type of lady. What are my choices?