Philosopher-Wise Woman Dorothy is on to something here-it IS in the air. I’m grateful for her wisdom and attentiveness to the bigger SOUL picture. Read on…
Originally posted on Aging Abundantly | Women Over Fifty | Empty Nesters | Caregivers | Aging Gracefully:
I swear! Really! I’m sensing a new revolution! An underground explosion. A bubbling up of the voice of the wise woman warrior. We will not be had. We will not be put into preconceived packages, plastic ideologies, convoluted conveyances. We will resist, evade and avoid anything that is not authentic. When we started out online more than ten years ago, there was an honesty about the voice of the woman over fifty. As the free market would have it, this voice has lost some of its realness, its edgy honesty, its frank feedback, and its freedom of expression. Too many have become exploited and consumed in the process. The time has come to interrupt this drifting away from reality.
In my last post I suggested that I was feeling the need to escape my own self-construction on Aging Abundantly. I have begun anew in another…
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A senior care provider in Essen, Germany, the Seniorenstift corporation Contilia, was inspired to recruit some of its residents to pose as Hollywood stars from famous movie scenes as part of a calendar. The models, ranging in age from 75 to 98 year old, posed as Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet and Liza Minelli for for starters. Here we have Erna Rütt, 86, und Alfred Kelbch, 81 in this famous scene from ‘The Titanic.’
Slide show and translated story: Spiegel Online
Below: Irmgard Alt, 79, und Siegfried Gallasch, 87 staging ‘Saturday Night Fever.’
I recently wrapped up a year of rewarding work in an Alzheimer’s community as part of ‘The Art of Aging’ Project. This new video series is the result of that experience. An entertaining (I hope) mix-up of ‘Smush’ (creative out-of-the-boxness) & current research, it’s about prevention of the most feared aspect of aging in the US & UK: developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.
I am not old…she said
I am rare.
I am the standing ovation
At the end of the play.
I am the retrospective
Of my life as art
I am the hours
Connected like dots
Into good sense
I am the fullness
You think I am waiting to die…
But I am waiting to be found
I am a treasure.
I am a map.
And these wrinkles are
Imprints of my journey
Ask me anything.
Sophie finished a year working at a Memory Care Community as part of her research for ‘The Art of Aging’ Project. Why? Because the biggest fear we have about aging is not about getting sick-it’s about getting Alzheimer’s. And what she learned just may help strengthen the greatest tool we have for prevention – the choices we make about where we take our big fat sexy brains.