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December 6, 2015 • Laurie Newbound

I am fifty nine years old and I am losing my mind. Ok, I am not technically losing my mind, at least not yet. I see a therapist irregularly, and she assures me of this.

Of course, she is fifty nine, too, so not sure how much she can be trusted.  I just FEEL like I am losing my mind. And, to my defense, I think most of my friends are, too. As defined by Wikipedia, (yes, this is lazy, but it is as good a definition as any) “the SANDWICH GENERATION is a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children.” The term was officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in July 2006.

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AGING GRATEFULLY: Ten (super cool) Things About Turning Sixty

February 8, 2016 • Laurie Newbound

“Something happens at 60: it becomes impossible not to say what you think. Also, you get more beautiful.” Marianne Williamson
1.  In general, you just give fewer fu—well, let’s just say you care less what others think.   Enjoy this.

For a while if you are lucky, people think you are younger and look genuinely surprised when you tell them your age.

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Brentwood Mom

February 2, 2016 • Laurie Newbound

There is a cute gift boutique in my area. For several years now I have dropped in every time I needed a hostess gift or just a little mood lifter for myself or a friend. It’s the sort of self-consciously retro but not kitchy place that sells monogrammed wooden Kleenex boxes, or wonderful bath salts, everything is beautiful and speaks to a quieter world of the past, a world where people used floral dish towels and perfumed soaps in the guest bathroom and letter openers.  

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Seeing is Believing

January 25, 2016 • Laurie Newbound

I had perfect eye sight until I was around 41 and needed reading glasses. Around ten years later, seemingly out of the blue, I emerged from a plane flight and looked up at a monitor in the airport and realized it was blurry. So as my reading vision got worse, my distance vision (Short sighted? Near sighted? I get them confused) was also getting worse, but not as quickly.

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When Outside Help Is Needed….A Conversation with an Elder Care Manager

January 23, 2016 • Cathy Goldfarb, Psy. D.

Laurie Newbound: While you have worked and continue to work with different kinds of patients, you seem to have been drawn specifically, at least for much of your career, to older people and their families. Why do you think that is?
Cathy Goldfarb: I have always had an affinity for the aging population because I was incredibly close to my grandmothers.

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