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LETTER: Aging is a new beginning

As one gets older, out of shape or less active, health seems to deteriorate. Yes, there are ways to keep busy: swimming at the YMCA, walking, sports, dancing and more. Then, in senior years, more visits to doctors, specialists, more pills, more confusion on taking what pills and when, pains not had before, vacation or travel plans disrupted. So many appointments: the doc, dentist, exams, out-of-town trips and more confusion. One could use a manager.

And now, more and more seniors are living longer, just like the army colonel in Ottawa that just passed away at 101. He lived a very good and interesting life.

Just remember that growing old is not the end of the line. It’s another beginning.

There is help out there if required, like Helping Hands, OWLS bus for the handicapped and seniors, Meals on Wheels from Helping Hands.

It is one day at a time.

Ken Powell

Orillia

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