Out of the blue, soon after we began staying at home because of COVID-19, I received an intriguing email from a retired librarian who lives in Newfoundland, Canada. This is a story about why she sent me an email and what she has been doing to cope with the pandemic.
Everybody has a story to tell about how they are coping with the pandemic. This one comes from my brother-in-law Russ, who writes that among other things, riding his bike and creating art help keep him on firm ground.
Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her grandchildren, but she can’t right now. Rather than sit at home this Maine woman decided to come out of retirement and get back to work — nursing.
Bob and Toni have been talking about their retirement dream for a long time. They’d sold their furniture, found a buyer for their house, and begun their journey when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change of plans.
A dream come true. Well, not quite. Instead of spending a year traveling around Spain, this retired couple is now on lockdown.
For many people in Maine, my guest in this episode of Conversations About Aging is like an old friend. For 37 years, he broadcast the weather on the state’s top news station — WCSH-TV. What’s Joe Cupo up to now? He’s enjoying retirement to the fullest and still keeping an eye on the weather.
Retired surgeon Dr. Bob McAfee no longer sees patients but he still contributes to the health and wellbeing of his fellow human beings. In our conversation about aging, he reflects on his accomplishments and his life now that he is 84. He also shares a bit of wisdom.
My friend Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil recently retired as Chair of the Fine Arts Department at McAuley High School. It was a full-time job with benefits, including health insurance. She’s not old enough for Medicare and is in the market for a policy that will fill the gap until she reaches the magic age. I know — she […]