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Senior Momentum by Zoë Tummillo

Zoë Tummillo writes from the perspective of a person with a wealth of experience that she wants to share with readers. You can email her


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2020-02-18Feb 18, 2020

When “later “arrives, we have labels for it.  I guess it makes it easier if we bag it into a category that makes it OK.  When later arrives, it usually means a transition is imminent.  Sooner or later, some challenging transition confronts every one of us, and in a lifetime, there can be many.

2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

An old Navy friend used that term, and I have found myself thinking it frequently in the last three years, oftener in recent months.    Steady on, he said, implied continuing to move forward, no matter what, while also grappling with whatever challenges your particular “sea” presents. I dig deep into the integrity that I know lies in our Constitution and I cheer myself up by trusting that. 

2019-11-27Nov 27, 2019

It might seem a simple thing to select a gift for an elder, but it’s probably a good idea to pause and have some second thoughts before you buy something special. Consider some of the typical “adjustments” that many elders must make as years advance.  Smaller living quarters, fewer furnishings, and appliances such as canes, walkers and wheelchairs are just a few.

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