You are reading my inaugural column in The Caring Times, which I was asked to write and illustrate with
topics that draw on my own narrative of transitions. They have included the transition trifecta of becoming a widow 7 years ago after a marriage of 41 years, moving from a brownstone in Brooklyn to an apartment on the Upper West Side and selling a company around the time of my husband's death which I had started 25 years before.
So, as far as transitions go, I get to wear the gold hat with a rhinestone "T".
My hope with this diary is to share some of my experiences, which may resonate with many of us trying to figure out how to age gracefully, not break a bone, keep our brains active, enjoy a rich social life, experience the delights of continuing to learn and challenge ourselves, discover new places and people, and, most importantly, to keep finding things to make us happy and fulfilled.
For my maiden column I'm going to narrate a current endeavor which is really about the pleasure of volunteering and giving