Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked: Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?
I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery.
I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little cluckers can be.
Once upon a time, older adults who spent hours reminiscing were told to "stop living in the past."
Today, reminiscing by the aging population is no longer considered a negative sign of old age. Seniors are encouraged by health care professionals and social workers to remember and review decades of life experiences.
Personally, I'm an addict for such history. Whenever an elderly person wants to look back and talk about his or her life, I'm all ears.
Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point.
August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.
Cataracts are the most common causes of vision loss. In fact, by age 75, about 70 percent of people have cataracts.
However, cataracts typically develop slowly, so symptoms may not be immediately apparent.