Category: History and Memories

You’ll find most horses and donkeys on a ranch or a farm, but it’s possible that you may also see them visiting nursing homes, senior living communities and even schools. As the benefits of equine therapy are becoming more widely…

Unexpected love, unplanned separation and the caring bonds created by family are just some themes of the love stories shared recently by Next Avenue readers. We received many lovely contributions, more than we are able to spotlight here, so thank…

(Editor’s Note: Last year, Next Avenue featured a story on the Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops, based in Louisville, Ky., called  Where Older Adults Write Their Own Stories. One of the writers profiled was Judith Conn. In honor of…

(Editor’s Note: In  50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life, author Maria Leonard Olsen explores ways women can reinvigorate their lives and write new chapters. She tried 50 things in the year she turned 50, in a…

There is an enormous stack of paperwork that follows me wherever I go. Even now as I’m settling into a new apartment, I’m staring at the remaining dregs of paperwork I cannot get rid of. For years I have edited…

An ever-growing number of active grandparents enjoy showing their grandkids the world because it creates memorable experiences for both generations. Multigenerational travel remains the top vacation trend, according to the 2019 Virtuoso Luxe Report, which surveyed more than 1,000 travel…

If you have just learned you are about to be a grandparent, congratulations! You are likely eager to meet this new addition to your family and may already have expectations about the role you will play in his or her…

Before The Widower’s Notebook became an eloquent and poignant memoir, it was six composition-style notebooks filled by the novelist and artist Jonathan Santlofer in a nightly practice which he says “kept him grounded” at a time when he felt wholly…

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