Tag Archives: aging

Senior Moments: The Application Process

High school seniors across the nation (and in all my classes…and at home) are beginning the process of applying to college.  Many of our friends whose parents are aging, especially those in declining health, are beginning the process of applying to assisted living facilities. Some of our friends are doing both: helping their sons or […]

Senior Moments: Permission

As I watch the seniors in my class and at home, the young seniors and the elders, and consider my own place on that continuum, one word comes to mind again and again: permission.  We cannot reach or teach those in our care, whether older or much younger, if they will not give us permission […]

Senior Moments: Separate Worlds

The summer reading assignment for one of my senior classes (AP Lit) was to find two books that somehow explored the idea of separate worlds.  This turned out to be a much better assignment than I even realized as seniors are, by virtue of their status, living on or moving toward the border between one […]

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