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Changing Aging

By Collington Administrative Intern Jessica Golden — It is no secret the Boomers are aging. There is also no pretense about the large number of older Americans hitting “retirement” age…

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Red Hat Warning!

By Frances Kolarek — Warning! “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me . . .” I…

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A Tribute to Oliver Sacks

By Frances Kolarek — He has been called “The poet Laureate of Medicine.” And over the years I have read his books with fascination. A neurologist, his stories of patients…

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Eye of the beholder

By Frances Kolarek —  I go back so far—See how I ducked that ugly word ”old?”—that I remember when the age of 30 was over the hill and a lady…

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So much Music at Collington

By Frances Kolarek — When I thought of writing a blog about music at Collington, I knew there was a lot of ground to cover, a lot, but I never…

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What I Told the Collington Board at its Last Meeting

By Mike McCulley, Residents Association President — The Collington Board of Directors invites the President of the Residents Association to sit in at their meetings, and participate in the deliberations.…

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Stigma? No, helper.

By Frances Kolarek — Second to its reservoir of fascinating residents, Collington’s greatest attraction is its setting — gardens, lawns, woodlands and a small lake, home to Canada Geese and…

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Around the World in 120 Days

By Joe Holwell — On March 14, Collington Board Member Joe Howell and his wife, Embry, set off on an around-the-world tour without using airplanes. CLICK HERE to see their…

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Make Young Friends

By Frances Kolarek — Somewhere in my 30s I got a piece of valuable advice from a woman in her 80s. It was in Belgrade, (then) Yugoslavia, where she was…

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