Thanks so much for your interest in the Aging Well News newsletter.
I'm Dr. Janice Walton. Aging Well News helps you age well despite life’s circumstances. It also provides support for caregivers, who are so often overlooked.
My goal is to provide readers with guidance that the mainstream media doesn't offer. Typically, articles about aging focus on exercise, managing illnesses, or the six dimensions of wellness. All of which is sound advice.
The Aging Well Newsletter does more. It helps you
look at unhelpful beliefs and habits that impact choices and decisions
accept what is true now
receive support as a caregiver
manage practical issues
Wednesday afternoon posts on taking care of a loved one.
lots of tips and resources.
This approach examines the “emotional labor” of aging and look honestly at the less identified, underlying demands placed on us as we get older.
More About Me
I am an 84-year-old woman living in a cozy apartment in Northern California with rescue cats Bella and Bailey. Bella is the more traumatized of the two - but she is coming out of her shell - after five years. Bailey is my “lovebug.”
I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and am a licensed mental health professional with years of experience. When my husband of 60 years was diagnosed with dementia, I began researching how older people could deal with challenging circumstances and still age well.
We raised two children and two grandsons, moved across the country, and made a good life for ourselves – we were a team during our marriage. Then I was his primary care provider until he moved into a memory care facility. While there, he contracted COVID-19 and died.
I continue to dig deep within myself and make changes to survive this time in my life.
I decided to share my journey and help others age well – no matter what in my book Aging Well - 30 Lessons for Making the Most of Your Later Years.
This newsletter supplements the book - and we now have over 700 subscribers.
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