Trudy Smith had always dreamed of being a painter, but she did not pick up a paintbrush until she was 85. Now 102, Ms Smith said it was a mixture of loneliness and newfound freedom that gave her the courage to start pursuing her passion following her husband’s death. “The one thing I wanted to […]
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Dr Karen Phillip, one of Australia’s leading lifestyle doctors, notes that according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the divorce rate for those over 60 years old has escalated considerably over the last decade. Dr Phillip says, “I am seeing the escalation in my counselling rooms from people even in their mid-fifties. This often occurs […]
“I find it is just a privilege and a humbling experience to be where life enters this world and when life leaves it.” These words were said by a former nurse, now a death doula, Carmen Barnsley, who has had her own experience with death when her son died at the age of five months. […]
Like many older Americans, Shazzi Felstein recently found herself in an unexpected financial bind. About a year ago, she noticed that her savings had dwindled. To her horror, she realized that her monthly Social Security check would not cover her rent-stabilized one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea and monthly expenses like utilities and food for much longer. […]
WHEN you’re approaching a century of age ain’t nobody got time for a lame ride. A group of grannies from a Byron Bay aged care facility have called on the help of graffiti artists to pimp their minibus. The Feros Care residents, aged 80 to 97, spent three weeks working with street artist David McElvenny aka Teazer […]