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.


Category: Resident Blogs January 13, 2017

Broadcast:  Senior community to world; We are still people! Repeat. We are still people!  Listen carefully! We are still people! “Soylent Green is People”. Whoops. Sorry. That last sentence is from an old sci-fi movie. Why am I ranting?  Read the ads... Read more

Christmas Miracle

Category: Resident Blogs January 06, 2017

A long, long time ago before anyone understood astronomy, as the days grew shorter people were terrified that the sun was going away. Fires were lit and dances were danced in an attempt to call back the sun. It always worked.  Now we understand the p... Read more


Category: Resident Blogs December 30, 2016

This news article from CNN caught my attention because I really love libraries.  “Nov 7, 2016 - The world's oldest library gets a 21st century face lift. Al-Qarawiyyin library in Fez, Morocco, is the world's oldest, continuously running library. It d... Read more


Category: Resident Blogs December 23, 2016

What could be more comforting than a bowl of soup? On our menus, there is a big variety of made-from-scratch bisques, chowders and hot and cold soups of all kinds. Some of them have names not found in my childhood memories like BLT Soup. The cold Cha... Read more


Category: Resident Blogs December 16, 2016

It has been difficult since the recent election to write, or have a conversation, that is not potentially controversial. At our daughter’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, we held to a non-political conversational treaty. We talked about books, movies,... Read more

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