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Elder Orphans: Tough Questions Answered
3 years ago

Elder Orphans: Tough Questions Answered

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In a recent post, Planning takes Wisdom, Courage, and a Village I promised to ask Dr. Maria Carney, the elder orphans research lead, issues that bother readers most about aging alone. Read More

The Art of Maintaining Platonic Friendships as an Older Woman
3 years ago

The Art of Maintaining Platonic Friendships as an Older Woman

No matter how old we get, women have a need to bond, nurture, listen and empathize. Read More

I’m Living the Dream – In a Static Caravan
3 years ago

I’m Living the Dream – In a Static Caravan

As a 60-something-year-old travel writer, I have been lucky enough to stay in top hotels, cosy B&B’s and, on occasion, beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation. But, camping and caravanning have certainly not been on my agenda. Read More

A Monster Calls Movie with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver
3 years ago

A Monster Calls Movie with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver

Everyone knows how cruel children can be. When you don’t quite fit in, or you are simply shy, it’s easy to feel completely alone. Read More

Finding Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Different Approach
3 years ago

Finding Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Different Approach

Less than two years ago, I moved from the Valley of the Sun, in Arizona, to Southern Oregon. While much research had gone into finding a nice permanent spot (actually more than 19 years of travel and thought), the actual move was rather spontaneous and a bit impulsive. Read More

Florence Foster Jenkins, Starring Meryl Streep, Hits the Right Note
3 years ago

Florence Foster Jenkins, Starring Meryl Streep, Hits the Right Note

Florence Foster Jenkins was an opera singer and a socialite. Perhaps most surprisingly, for a woman who went on became a famous singer, Florence didn’t have an amazing voice. At least, that’s how her critics used to talk about her. Read More

Announcing Our Latest Road Scholar Competition Winner
3 years ago

Announcing Our Latest Road Scholar Competition Winner

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I love to travel! Like many women in our community, I find that going somewhere new grants me new perspectives, renews my faith in other people and inspires me to do more with my life. Read More

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village
3 years ago

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village

By  •  Lifestyle

Many people fall into the elder orphan segment. In fact, research suggests that close to one-quarter of Americans 65 and older could end up with no family to care for them. This makes sense when you consider the fact that one-third of people between the ages of 45 to 63 are single. Read More

Are Your Fears Stopping You from Making Friends as an Adult?
3 years ago

Are Your Fears Stopping You from Making Friends as an Adult?

Humans are hard-wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. Unfortunately, when it comes to making friends as an adult, our self-protective instincts can be our worst enemies. Read More

What Are the Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Women?
3 years ago

What Are the Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Women?

What do women really want? That’s the question that many of us find ourselves asking as a friend approaches her 50th birthday. After all, 50 today is not what it was a generation or two ago. 50-year-old women today are vibrant, passionate and active. Most of them are still enjoying their careers, although they may have begun to dream about retirement. Read More