Friday, March 5, 2010

Aging

Hi, guys -

Here are two stories that Lori passed along (she's skiing, so I'm posting!) . . .

Thursday's (March 4) "On Point" broadcast addressed a new book that's just coming out - a daughter's story of her elderly mother who decided to die after it was clear that she would deteriorate in a way that was not how she wanted to die. Among other illnesses, she had Parkinsons. In the end, after looking at different options & consulting the Hemlock Society, she decided to stop eating.

http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/03/a-mothers-life-and-death

The other story is also about aging, but it's HAPPY!

In the NYTimes "Often we imagine that life ends at the nursing home door, a myopic view that hurts the aging as well as ourselves."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/health/02case.html

Enjoy . . . you know what they say - growing old is hard but it beats the alternative by a mile!!

Enjoy your Friday,

Carol

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