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Sally Abrahms
Sally Abrahms specializes in aging and boomers and has written for TIME, Newsweek, AARP the Magazine, the AARP Bulletin, The New York Times, PARADE, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Ladies’ Home Journal,,,,, and, among others.

She is the recipient of two fellowships on aging, from the New York Times Foundation, and the MetLife Foundation.

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Entries by Sally Abrahms

Hardly Grandpa's Senior Center

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 11:54 AM

Last year, for Heidi Bailey's 52nd birthday, her husband Mark surprised her with his and her motorcycles. The mother of three wanted to practice when he was at work, but not alone. So she asked a Harley Davidson manager how she could find riding buddies. He steered her straight to...

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Choosing to Die

(86) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 7:56 PM

It is time for the vet to give my 13-year-old Springer Spaniel a lethal injection. Isabella had been diagnosed with cancer a few months earlier and is now shaking and gasping for air. She is in pain.

My husband is in the air, on his way to a...

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That Wedding Bell Could Have Been Mother-in-Law Hell

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 12:05 AM

I admit it: when I hear that my mother-in-law, just shy of 91 and on oxygen, wants to fly across country, from Boston to Newport Beach, California, to attend my son's wedding, I think she will be a burden. After all, she was hospitalized three times over the winter, has...

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A Not-So-Rare Breed of Boomers

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2011 | 2:00 PM

Adoration for pets has been around since Greek and Roman times. The Greeks embalmed beloved cats, and Romans wild about their monkeys and Maltese dogs would dress them in expensive clothes and gold jewelry when they died. During the Manchurian Dynasty, some women breast fed Pekinese puppies along with their...

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