Bob Newcomb says if he could go back in time, he might change a few things. He’d change some things right now, too. At 94, he’s pretty active, but he says he’s often lonely.
When Tom Antonik was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s, all around him, people he cared about were dying. He never dreamed he might have a different fate.
Vikki Choate told me that when she hit 50, something magical happened — things that used to bother her didn’t anymore.
Imagine living most of your life on an island off the coast of Maine. That’s what Paul Quinn has done and he has lots of stories to share.
Joanne Santee was diagnosed with a chronic lung condition 25 years ago. It hasn’t stopped her from enjoying life.
At one time, Ernie DeRaps was a lighthouse keeper in Maine. After retirement, at age 80, he became an artist.
He’s 97, but he hasn’t seen it all yet. That’s because Dr. Bill Taylor has an insatiable curiosity and eagerness to learn new things.
Try to imagine living to 98 years old. Mary Hamblen didn’t and yet, it happened. She’s had a good life filled with ups and downs. You just have to go with it, she says. We talked about her life, her thoughts about being older, and her last car, which she misses a lot.
It’s not easy giving up your independence and moving into an assisted living facility. That’s what Bill Saltzer decided to do. He talks about the challenges and also reminisces about being a Marine during WWII.
Have you ever heard of the Code Girls? They were part of a top-secret mission that helped end World War II. You’re about to meet one: Leona Chasse, now 95 and living in Cornish, Maine. Listen to our conversation. I think you’ll be glad you did.