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Entries by Rachel Adelson from 03/2013

The Story Of Us: Why I Wrote A Book About Aging At Home

| Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty

Working on a book about aging has meant figuring out how to make this subject appealing... or at least not dismayingly off-putting. I mean, who wants to learn about tub transfer benches? Who cares about tile slip resistance? Did I really have to choose such an un-sexy topic for my first book?

How Aging at Home Became 'Aging at Home'

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty

Our grandparents had arthritis; we'll have arthritis. The difference is we'll live with it longer. The difference is we've had fewer kids. The difference is we may have higher expectations. The difference is that there are vastly many more of us.

Think Spring! Ageless Gardening (Part 1)

| Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

If you love to garden, the changes of aging don't have to get in your way. Now that spring is starting to show its pretty head, it's a good time to hear from Shenandoah Kepler. Now in her late 60s, she offers lyrical observations and solid practical advice for the older gardener.

Think Spring: Advice For Older Gardeners

| Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty

In my previous blog post, I shared the insights of Shenandoah Kepler on the lifelong beauty of gardening and gardens. Shenandoah, who in her late 60s writes the blog Fleeting Architecture, continues with practical advice on gardening with age -- the timetable, the tools and more.