Do you dread Assisted Living?

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

My friend Trudy, an astonishingly productive artist, is now resigned to the fate of going into a retirement “home” to get the help she needs to deal with Parkinson’s Disease.  She has had in-home caregivers part time up until now, but needs less responsibility and more security.

The problem

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Japan is far and near 65 years later.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

My dad, a safety engineer for an industrial insurance company, had been deferred several times during World War II when finally he was drafted in May of 1945. This was, of course, just at the end of the war. Mother, my baby brother Bob, and I were moved

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Revenge is not a game.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

Maxine and Stretch are characters in mysteries by Sue Henry. Stretch is a dog, Maxine the accidental sleuth. Here’s a bit of wisdom I found in her novel THE TOOTH OF TIME:

“Somehow I think most people may assume that senior citizens are less inclined to revenge, leaving murder

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Memory loss is simply maturation.

MOXIECOSMOS SAYS…

Evan Kligman, M.D., who started AgeWell, a membership program of activities related to his practice of Integrative Medicine, is delightfully positive about the process of getting old. A couple of weeks ago, at the first of his summer informal talks with patients (one of the many perks), he explained that when age-related memory

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When grandkids drop out of school

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS….

Has any one of us not been disappointed by a grandchild?  We love them unconditionally, and expect them to save the world.  When they decide not to, it is difficult to tell them how we feel.

I envy those families who have enough money to pay for kids’ college and trips around

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