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June 2019

Sing the Water Song

This doesn't really have anything to do with our Salon, per se, I just really like it. And think that you might, too. The settings won't allow me to embed it here, but you can see it on Vimeo. Sing the Water Song from Sing The Water Song on Vimeo. Read more →


NPR and Elderhood, a new book.

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive June 17, 20191:50 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air (link to podcast of interview) "Dr. Louise Aronson says the U.S. doesn't have nearly enough geriatricians — physicians devoted to the health and care of older people: "There may be maybe six or seven thousand geriatricians," she says. "Compare that to the membership of the pediatric society, which is... Read more →


"The Pinnacle of Adaptation"

Excerpts: "Keeping a human body upright and moving is a spectacular feat of coordination and reaction under any circumstances. Doing so in the ninth decade of life magnifies rather than diminishes the beauty of this achievement." "It is true that the second half of life includes experiences related to loss, but it is also true that elderhood is not limited to these things. As we age, we encounter an unexpected... Read more →


One more I can't resist - 90 year old Swing Dancer!

90 year old Hollywood Swing Dance legend Jean Veloz dancing with Lindy/ Swing dance instructor Steve Conrad of the Arizona LIndy Hop Society at FatCat Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ Music by Solomon Douglas. Full disclosure: Ms. Veloz danced all her life, much of it professionally. I found this link to notice of her 95th birthday, which includes links to some of her much older material. Read more →


We're Never TOO Old!!!

From a famous Older, here's Willie Nelson's latest effort, published on Youtube only a month ago. He's 86 years old now. Some horse lovers and maybe some old women will appreciate this particular song. Ride Me Back Home: And check out this one, published just Last Week. Hear an Older sing about the passage of time in Come On Time: Read more →


Great Depression Cooking from Clara Cannucciari

Clara is dead now. But she was a cool old woman who started posting videos to Youtube 12 years ago. She's funny, and tells stories throughout the cooking process. Clara Cannucciari: 98 year old cook, author and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.... Read more →


84 years old and still singing!!

Lyn Burnstine, among many other things, is an inspiring Elder who has a flair for language, sings, and is a repository of knowledge of American Traditional Folk Music. In this video, she sings with her group, "The Merry Wives". She also writes Reader Stories at TGB (blog-Time Goes By). She's the one in the middle. Read more →


June 14, 2019 ~ Sleep

Another great meeting. I just LOVE this little sisterhood we're building!! In new business this week, we shared a little energy with LB who was absent with an illness. We celebrated NE's absence because she's hosting grandchildren! And we missed NW and Jessica. NW is also hosting grandchildren. What a great way to spend time. I'll just say, "Let us know if we should ship you some extra energy!!" We... Read more →


Time Goes By and Ronni Bennett

Time Goes By and Ronni Bennett For so many of the reasons that we started our Salon, you might want to consider reading this blog. Time Goes By is subtitled "What it's really like to get old", and Ronni tells it like it is. I went there today because I wanted to let you know about her. What I found there caught me up short. Ronnie is going thru her... Read more →


Death Cafe - a resource

Death Cafe is an organization started in England by Jon Underwood, a thoughtful man who has died. They have a strong presence on Facebook, but I don't spend much time there anymore, so I am linking it here. The website is designed to introduce you to Death Cafe, to teach one how to hold such meetings in their local areas, and to present articles and resources on this subject. There... Read more →


May 24, 2019 ~ Hope as Present Tense

We are having such interesting conversations around our Topics of the Day, that our recording secretary (namely, me!) is becoming quite lax about taking notes! Today's topic was facilitated by NE who asked us to consider Hope. I've extracted this from the email she sent before the meeting: The topic is "Hope as Present Tense." As food for thought, here is a quote from Desmond Tutu that I find profound.... Read more →