When World War II ended, Alma Thomas was living and working in New York City. While she didn’t witness the iconic picture of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square, she says everyone was celebrating and hugging each other. She moved from New York to Maine and later traveled around the world with her late husband. Now Alma is 96 and back in Maine with lots of stories to share with us.
It may be a cliché, but life does have its ups and downs. That’s certainly been true for Loring Newcomb, who prefers to be called Bob. He says if he could go back in time, he might change a few things. He’d change some things right now, too. At 94, he’s pretty active, but he says he’s often lonely. Hear Bob’s story in the latest episode of Conversations About Aging.
Lavon Harris is grateful to have lived as long as she has — 100 years!
She considers herself healthy, happy, and also sad because you can’t live without some sadness in your heart. She shares her joys and her sadness in this episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.
Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all that we have. To enjoy a feast of food and loved ones. BUT too much food, too much family, and too little activity can make us feel just the opposite. Here’s some expert advice for surviving the day and the rest of the holidays.
Looking for something new and different to serve for the holidays? Try my sister Debi’s recipe for baked stuffed winter squash. You won’t be sorry.
Dreading the holidays? Your family isn’t on the same page politically and you know dinner will end in a shouting match. Learn how to set the table for civility.
My father died in 2009. He might have died years sooner if not for our family’s decision to do an alcohol intervention. This is our story.
It’s one thing to know how you would want to be treated at the end of your life; who should be notified of your death; whether you wish to be buried or cremated; what kind of funeral or memorial service you’d like. It’s another to let your family and/or loved ones in on the details. […]
The holidays are a wonderful time to renew and grow relationships with friends and family. And to enjoy and celebrate food. They can also be a time of stress.
What will you do on your summer vacation? Roman Waites and his family are going on a monumental cross country road trip and they’re going to document their journey by making a movie. Have no doubt — Roman will play a starring role. Here’s how his mother Kelley Fitch describes her son: “Roman is amazing. […]