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Driving for Seniors — Some Humorous Thoughts

By Richard Zorza — There is no doubt that as we get older, we have to be mindful about our capacity to drive safely. It is also clear that huge…

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Celebrating Diversity

By Frances Kolarek — Collington’s commitment to diversity was written into an early agreement with the Diocese of Washington, led at the time by Bishop John Thomas Walker. It commits…

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'Mean Girls' in Retirement Communities?

By Richard Zorza — There has been a lot of talk around Collington about this “Mean Girls” article in The New York Times. The thrust of the article is shown…

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New Words for Old

By Frances Kolarek — Why “senior citizen” rubs me the wrong way I cannot explain. And get out of here with “senior.” I’m not yet ready to graduate. Not a…

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Age, per se, need not be an impediment

By Frances Kolarek — Tita, my 98-year-old friend who lives in an historic house on 30 acres in rural Virginia, writes: “ I love my house and am happy here…

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Change — It Hurts

By Frances Kolarek — In the 1930s—a time when streetcars crisscrossed Washington, D.C., and government workers poured out of their offices at 4:30 sharp—boys with bundles of newspapers hot off…

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Laughter

By Frances Kolarek — Let’s start the New Year with a laugh. There’s 107-year-old Evelyn Elliott, a fanatic of the Buffalo Bills football team. Never misses a game. Asked if she…

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Christmas at Collington

By Frances Kolarek — Christmas! Shopping. Gift-wrapping for some of our needy neighbors. Parties. A gorgeous 10-foot tree in our main lobby. Add Hanukkah ceremonies — lighting candles in the…

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Sex in the 70s, 80s & 90s is Good for Your Heart

By Frances Kolarek — There is little to be added to Roger Angell’s celebration of his 93 years in the February New Yorker. “Getting old is the second-biggest surprise of…

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