Conversations About Aging: Shirley Weaver, 82

Shirley Weaver was born and raised in Minnesota. After serving in the military and getting her master’s and doctorate degrees, she moved to Maine. In the ensuing years, Shirl made a difference, not only in her community but also around the entire state of Maine. Now retired, she continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Listen to our conversation in this episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health special series.

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Who’s next?

Conversations About Aging airs every other Monday. My next conversation is with Leona Chasse, born January 4, 1924, in Cornish, Maine. After living in various places around the world, Leona came home to Cornish and lives there now. When I visited her, she showed me some really interesting memorabilia — her Navy uniform and the coconut she sent her mother from Pearl Harbor where she was stationed at the end of WWII. She also shared a story about her stint as a code girl during the war. At 95, her world is more limited than it used to be, but you’d never know it from her attitude about life.

Suggestions?

If you have any suggestions for people I should consider interviewing or you’re aware of a helpful aging resource in your community, let me know. In addition to the podcast, I intend to blog about what various communities, organizations, and individuals are doing to provide age-friendly services, support, and connection here in Maine. The best way to get in touch is to send me an email. Thank you!

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.