The body bags are piling up inside nursing homes where Covid-19 has spread quickly from staff to residents, exposing our society’s lack of emphasis on protecting the lives of the elderly and infirmed. We begin with a story about nursing homes, then move on to stories about how we are all grappling with the virus’s impact along with a few pieces about other aspects of dealing with life as we age.
Why Do So Many Nursing Home Residents Die? Nancy Peckenham asks if ageism translates into. A lack of action to protect seniors.
Who Are They Calling Vulnerable? Mary Dalton Selby writes that most people over the age of 60 don’t consider themselves elderly or vulnerable?
How Not to Talk to A Senior. JF Gross says that anyone who calls her “dear” is unaware of the how tough she really is.
What Does “Older” Feel Like. Nalini MacNab says she only feels old when she looks in the mirror, certainly not when she looks within.
A Letter to My 90-Year-Old Self. Warren Turner is in 80s and has started to wonder what he will be in the next decade.
Why I Want to Lose My Battle Against My Aging Skin. Marie A. Bailey cut her hair and sees things from a new perspective.
How the Right Book at the Right Time Could be a Lifesaver. Jean Anne Feldeisen has some ideas about good books to read in this time of quarantine.
Self-Isolation and a Snowstorm Collide. Nancy Peckenham writes about the challenges of life during the Covid-19 crisis.
When Rule Followers and Rule Breakers Collide. Anna I. Smith questions how to react to perceived violations of social distancing rules.
Gamma and Papa’s Girl. Brenda Mahler discovers the joy of grandparenting when the kids came to stay during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Audition. Mary McGrath realizes perhaps she is a senior after all.
Works in Progress? Jean Crawford Evans shares her artistic explorations during her first month of retirement.