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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.

I aim 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 and Friday, you will receive posts on two topics: preparing for and managing life as an older adult and providing care for a loved one.

  • Look for lots of tips and resources based on my experience. 

This approach examines the “emotional labor” of aging and looks honestly at the less identified, underlying demands placed on us as we age. 

More About Me

I am an 85-year-old woman living in a cozy apartment in Northern California with rescue cats Bella and Bailey. After five years, Bella is the more traumatized of the two - but she is coming out of her shell. 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 almost 1100 subscribers.

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Dr. Janice Walton has a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed mental health professional with over 30 years of experience.