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What We’re Following June 6, 3019

Five elder women forming their own community

San Francisco is expensive and as we age, we start to recognize that we need to plan for the future across the spectrum of challenges and needs. One, how will I afford to live in a safe place, and another being how will I care for myself/who will care for me in 10-20 years. costs. As the article describes, “Hibiscus Commons, which is slated to be the first elder cooperative created in partnership with the Bay Area Community Land Trust, was born out of their conversations.”

Selling your first house

On the other side of the spectrum, here’s an article about some things to consider when selling your first home. Dealing with the loss of so many memories created in that home touches on the psychological aspects of the situation, but then anchoring down and releasing emotion also becomes important. Improving value, holding two mortgages as you find a new home, etc are all things to consider. This article has some good tips for people considering a move and/or who know people considering a move.

Life stage diets aren’t just for humans...

This article talks to the demand of life stage diets for our pets. Like humans, as they age, their bodies process and use nutrients in different ways. If we can make our pets’ diets a priority, shouldn’t we be able to do the same for ourselves...? I’ll get back to you on that one ;)

The benefits of intergenerational living.

We often focus on the challenges associated with caregiving and/or communal living, and rightfully so. However there are many positives as well. This family’s experience is one to look at and see where we can find the joys in the intergenerational household. One they may not have touched on as much as they could have is the exposure to very different ideas and beliefs that can help us all come to more well rounded conclusions and decisions about our own identities.

The forgotten woman of D-day Virginia Hall

75 years ago one of the epic and defining battles in the world over the last century was fought. This week we have been remembering and sharing articles about some of the soldiers. This is the first time I was exposed to one of the women of D-day [Virginia Hall]. She was a spy and there is the subject of a new book by Sonia Purnell titled, “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.” I’ll add that to my reading list to understand more about her story; the first allied woman behind enemy lines recruiting assets and fighting to liberate France.

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