Category Archives: Aging in Place

Aging in Place
December 28, 2016

On not feeling my age

Millennials aren’t found of talking about age because they are “as young as they feel.” They are the age they are and, at any point, that is the right age…

Aging in Place
December 1, 2016

Grieving Lost Possibilities

The first was realizing I’d aged out of joining the military.  It was something I’d always kept as an option. It had its attractions.  I could simply join the Navy…

Sales scams : 10 danger signals
Aging in Place
May 26, 2016

Sales scams : 10 danger signals

Whether you are shopping for a cell phone or for a complicated financial service or product, there are things the sales person (or website) might do that should serve as…

Paperwork and parents
Aging in Place
May 6, 2016

Paperwork and parents

One of the most difficult parts of assisting an older parent, sibling, or friend is that when you become aware of situations, they may already be full-blown crises. Dealing with…

Broken watches
Aging in Place
April 27, 2016

Broken watches

In an almost forgotten wooden box are keepsakes I have saved for no apparent reason. They are an assortment of broken watches that go back to my first watch. It…

At 80
Aging in Place
January 28, 2016

At 80

After the last of the party guests had departed, I sat down with my friend to inquire about the obvious. “How does it feel to be 80?” I asked. “It…

Shrinking
Aging in Place
December 22, 2015

Shrinking

Maybe it’s a coincidence, or maybe just an attitude problem, but since I turned 60, my birthdays have been ambushing me in an aging sort of way. This year I…

“At your age…”
Aging in Place
September 8, 2015

“At your age…”

It turns out 65 is the awkward age of aging: older, but not yet old. I’ve got all the energy necessary to hurt myself. Earlier this season, I had a…