Betty Ago

Betty Ago shares thoughts about her experiences, life lessons, family, and what daily life is really like for her and her husband who live in a Brookdale Continuing Care Retirement Community. Betty chose her pseudonym, AGO - it stands for After Getting Old! She is very active in her community, is an avid reader and gained lots of writing experience throughout her life by writing letters to the editor of her local newspaper.

Mortal

Category: Resident Blogs May 12, 2017

Well readers, today was book club day again and that generates another blog. We read and discussed “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. I can best describe this book as a history of elder care in the United States. As depressing as the topic and title sou... Read more

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Category: Resident Blogs May 04, 2017

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Ladies and gentlemen, let me have your attention. Just step right over here. Are you having difficulty finding balance in your life? Are you trying without success to keep track of all of your chores and social obligations? Or, as t... Read more

Aunt

Category: Resident Blogs April 28, 2017

My mother’s baby sister died this week and her funeral was today. She could not have chosen a more beautiful day to have her relatives and friends gather under the trees in the memorial park to celebrate her wonderful life. This beautiful woman was 8... Read more

Another Month, Another Book Club Meeting

Category: Resident Blogs April 20, 2017

This morning, I went to the monthly meeting of our CCRC book club. We had about 12 attending – a relatively light crowd. Some residents do not attend when they did not like the book. I didn’t like the book (A shocker- I’ve learned that I don’t have t... Read more

Butterflies and Straws, Continued

Category: Resident Blogs April 14, 2017

Strangely enough, my husband had a life defining experience in elementary school at about the same time I did.  Different school, one grade up. The teacher had devised an economics lesson. She created many pieces of paper money that were evenly distr... Read more

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