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July 6, 2018
What We Can Still Learn From Mister Rogers as Adults
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of his show and an acclaimed new documentary about his life and legacy, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (showing in the theatres now), let’s discuss six of those gems.
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June 28, 2018
Shifting Perspectives
When I was 13, I couldn't wait to be 18. I would be grown up, have a boyfriend, be able to drive a car, and graduate from high school. When I was 16, I couldn't wait 'til I would be 21. I would be an adult, independent, have a job, and do all those other things adults get to do.
 
By the time  I was 26, I was so busy with a new job, a new boyfriend (who later became my husband) and being completely on my own, that I had no time or inclination to think about what I would be like when I would be older. 
 
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June 4, 2018
HOT OFF THE PRESS–Home Sharing is Good for You!
Harvard Health Letter has just published an article on the benefits of shared living. Between 2001 and 2016, the number of Americans 65 years and older increased by 40 percent.  Nine out of ten of these older adults want to age in place and many of them want to age in community.
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May 31, 2018
How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
Barbara Ehrenreich, popular author and self-described mythbuster, has written about how, having reached her mid-70s, she has lived long enough and now forgoes regular medical exams. And Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a 60-year-old oncologist and bioethicist, argues that we might all be better off, himself included, if he dies at 75. But many who have reached that age — yours truly included — may prefer to think our lives are but three-quarters over.
 
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April 24, 2018
A New Perspective
When I was employed, we would sometimes describe working in our rapidly changing environment as "building the bridge we are walking on." In a way, this also describes what my current  turning point in life is like.
 
To the external world, I am retired. I have already made all those financial decisions associated with retirement. I am not working. I am doing things retired people do: re-engaging in photography, an activity I have always enjoyed;  joining Toastmasters to keep connected with other people and my mind active; taking Tai Chi class to maintain physical fitness. Typical solid retirement lifestyle.
 
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