Sarah, age 51, is divorced and has a daughter in college. She also works full-time as an administrative assistant. About a year ago, she moved her 82-year-old widowed mother into her home. Sarah is the oldest of three sisters, but she is her mother’s primary caregiver, as her sisters live across the country. Her mother […]
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When David was 66, he and his wife, Kristin, met with their elder law attorney to plan for the second half of their lives. Two years later, David was diagnosed with cancer. In the course of treatment, he had a stroke and needed to be moved to a nursing home. Kristin called their attorney and […]
How do you celebrate your birthday? I celebrate with cake, but on July 22, 2018, Seattle resident Robert Williamson celebrated his 100th birthday by jumping out of a plane, a tradition he started last year and one he plans to continue. Robert, who worked until the age of 88, credits having a passion and a […]
In 1938, at the age of 78, Anna Mary Robinson Moses began her painting career. Prior to that, she had a passion for embroidering pictures with yarn, as well as for making quilted objects. Eventually, her arthritis made it too difficult to embroider, so she turned to painting, a passion she had since childhood. When […]
In 2012, 94-year-old Ryokichi Kawashima walked into the city office of Tokyo to register as a candidate in Japan’s parliamentary election. He paid for his campaign from his pension savings, which had been earmarked for his funeral. He felt compelled to enter the political race after watching the major party candidates debate on TV and […]