Posts filed under: Taking Care

My Grandfather Hooker loomed like a giant at 6 feet 6 inches tall with size 15 black shoes that laced to the ankles. Even his walrus mustache and beard seemed...
Julia Child wrote her last cookbook at 87 years old. Frank Wright worked until he was 91. Robert Marchand set a new world record for his age group in bicycling...
Finally, our family was getting a dog! Father scoured the papers for weeks and spotted an ad: “Greatly loved English bulldog needs a good home due to the arrival of...
I’ve begun to realize changes are happening to my eyes. A few years ago I had two separate cataract operations, both of which were successful and greatly improved my vision’s clarity....
Perhaps the title says it all about aging—both the interesting and the pesky things we must recognize and adjust to. I try to focus on the creative side and pull...
My Grandmother Hiles and Auntie Pasco, her companion of 50 years, were inveterate travelers in the early 1900s. A worn postcard recently surfaced, written to father in spidery handwriting from...
My Grandmother Hiles followed her own rules and lived an extraordinary life. She stood tall, straight and thin, with unruly gray hair on top of her head. Keen, penetrating eyes...
My husband, John, and I paused on Park Avenue in front of Mr. Saitys’ store with its enticing American Indian and Tibetan jewelry. I pressed the buzzer and Mr. Saity...
Some years ago John and I often flew to New York City for the day on Jet Blue’s $19 round trips. We started at the Metropolitan Museum and worked our...
When it comes to gravestones, there are as many choices as there are individuals. Some people are adamant about their ashes being spread from a mountain top, on the water,...
Dealing with death and burials can be a touchy topic and is often postponed. People feel skittish talking about it....
Alice Outwater takes us through the paces of aging gracefully. ...
Alice Outwater writes from the heart about aging well and other inspiring topics of general interest ...
Alice Outwater, PhD, Contributor Following my Vassar graduation the lively pace increased. Jackie Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) drifted in and out of my life. Her job as a roving photographer meant rushing...
Alice D. Outwater Ph.D., Contributor The year was 1951, and having just graduated from college I had gone to seek a job in Washington, D.C. Before long I connected with college...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D., Contributor This was my year following college and I was in Washington, D.C., searching for my first job. In an unusuaI arrangement I was renting a room...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor We are all born into history and influenced by those we meet. I recently saw the movie Jackie and was surprised at the memories...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor  Few things chase people away faster than anger and complaining—first cousins to bitching and moaning. Can you imagine a more toxic combination? A sure...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor As our bodies age, muscles begin to lose their strength and flexibility. We walk less, bodies may tip forward into an old-age stance, and...