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Archive for the “Everybody is Aging” Category

Elderspeak: Babytalk Directed at Older Adults

Posted on July 9th, 2013 by Margit Novack
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          “The doctors talk to me like I’m an old man,” my uncle grumbled. “Mike,” said my aunt. “You’re 92. You are an old man.”   “I know,” he said, “but no one wants to be talked to like they’re an old man.”   The blog below is from guest blogger, […]

Bubbie’s Secret Mission

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by Margit Novack
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I didn’t know when or how my mother-in-law, Bubbie, was going to die, but I knew one thing for sure: she wanted to be buried in a pink sweatsuit and slip-on sneakers. “Sneakers?” I asked. “Absolutely,” she said. “I’m not wearing pantyhose for eternity.” The Conversation Project was started to encourage people to have honest […]

Saying Goodbye to Tiger

Posted on November 19th, 2012 by Margit Novack
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We buried Tiger on Saturday. When you have a very old pet, you hope they will give you a sign, letting you know that “it’s time.” And then, when they do, you don’t want to believe it. Tiger was 21 — really old for a cat — and we are grateful for every year we […]

Bubbie, You’ve Got Mail

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by Margit Novack
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  “Bill, the Presto machine says it has a paper jam.” “Ok Mom, I’ll be over tomorrow morning Mom to fix it.” “Tomorrow morning? What happens to my email that arrives tonight?” Never did we imagine, when we got my 88-year old mother-in-law a Presto machine, that she would turn into an email junkie. Bubbie […]

Helping Tiger Age in Place

Posted on July 8th, 2012 by Margit Novack
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My cat, Tiger, is 21 years old. That makes him 101 in cat years. As he has gotten older, many things Tiger used to do have become hard for him, so we’ve responded by helping him age in place. Tiger walks slowly, very slowly. His legs are bowed, his back is crooked, and his once powerful […]