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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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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.

2019-08-27Aug 27, 2019

September’s Song is that fleeting melody we remember,like a lover’s kiss on an old Autumn evening when you felt the first chilly breeze; and I think October is here!  The Harvest is nearing an end, and a hint of hot, spiced coffee drifts from the person you just passed on the sidewalk.

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