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About Terri Edmund White

Terri White is a realtor and an innkeeper on Florida’s west central coast. She shares her restored 1930s Bradenton home with her cat Missy, adopted from the Humane Society of Manatee County. A former corporate writer and editor, Terri is penning her way to her 100th birthday and shares her thoughts at www.100thYearProject.com.
Latest Posts | By Terri Edmund White
Want to Live Longer? Learn to Need People More!
2 years ago

Want to Live Longer? Learn to Need People More!

We arrange lunch with pals. We keep a doctor’s appointment and visit the dentist for regular cleanings. We schedule a yoga class and offer to pick up our grandchildren from school. We thank an employee who has gone the extra mile. Read More

Putting Our Tendencies to Work for a Long, Happy Life After 60
2 years ago

Putting Our Tendencies to Work for a Long, Happy Life After 60

The way we spend our day-to-day life determines how well we will live as we grow older. We may not think about it as we rush to our exercise class or choose better food or practice Spanish for an upcoming trip. But every choice matters. Read More

After the Storm – Facing Unexpected Adversity as We Age
3 years ago

After the Storm – Facing Unexpected Adversity as We Age

This summer, devastating hurricanes tore up the Caribbean, drenched Texas and chewed through the entire state of Florida. Harvey, Irma and Maria aren’t the newsmakers they were just weeks ago, but the effects of these storms have changed lives. Read More

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money
3 years ago

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money

When we reach 60, 70 or 80 we are surprised we got here so quickly. We meant to make investment plans and take better care of ourselves along the way. What happened to the last 40 years? It’s scary, this aging thing. Read More

How to Ease the Stress of Relocating in Your 60s
3 years ago

How to Ease the Stress of Relocating in Your 60s

Most of us stay put as we get older, but many of us have one, maybe two moves left in us. The reasons to change living quarters are as individual as we are – to be closer to family, a warmer climate, lower taxes, more age-friendly housing. Read More

Will You Live to 100? Here’s How to Find Out
3 years ago

Will You Live to 100? Here’s How to Find Out

Knowing I want to eat chocolate cake at my 100th birthday party, I decide it’s time to check my odds of living so long. A quick web search later, I’m staring at an online quiz. Read More

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Mysteries of the Aging Brain
3 years ago

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Mysteries of the Aging Brain

One of the scariest anticipations of old age is what will happen to the mind. Will I develop Alzheimer’s or slip into dementia? Will I suffer brain damage from a stroke? Will I become a doddering old lady with nothing interesting to say? Read More