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Voice of the Village
Aging is a special stage of life that deserves respect and appreciation. 


Carquinez Village has a weekly column, Voice of the Village, that appears each Friday in the Benicia Herald. 
Click on any of the titles to read the column.

What will they think of next?
published 10.11.19
By Lois Requist

At coffee, my friend with a Tesla said a new “app” or application for his car would allow him to press a button and the car would drive to meet him! … read more…

A bucket list. To be or not to be. That is the question.
published 10.4.19
by Judie Donaldson
Are you familiar with a bucket list? Do you have one?  I don’t. I have danced around the idea for years   read more

You may not be old enough, but those who are, enjoy the Over 80’s Club
published 9.27.19
By Lois Requist

On a warm summer evening, a group of Carquinez Village members who are over 80 gathered on the patio of Diane Delaney’s home for a barbecue. read more…


California's Plan for it's Older Adults
published 9.20.19
by Judie Donaldson
I don’t think that a day goes by that I don’t feel glad that I live in California! … read more


What a place Benicia is to live
published 913.19
by Lois Requist
One of the better decisions I’ve made in my life was to move to Benicia... read more


Be the Best Listener in Town!
published 9.6.19
by Judie Donaldson
I have a friend Margo who has a scintillating smile and a way of greeting people that makes everyone feel as though no one in the world is more important and cared about. read more…


There’s no such thing as a single story about aging
published 8.30.19
By Lois 
I was casting about for a subject for this week's column–that can be challenging–when I heard a San Francisco geriatrician, Louise Aronson…read more


Our habits are running our life!
published 8.23.19
by Judie Donaldson
I have always been fascinated by the fact that there are many things that impact our lives about which we are unaware.… read more


We’re all aging, so what do we do with the rest of our time on earth?
published 8.16.19
Yes, from the day we are born, we are getting older. We’ve seen that described sometimes in a bell curve where our early years are the upside and at some point, things tend to go downhill. I would discourage you from taking that model seriously. Life is way more complicated than that. …read more


Don’t ask me about a bucket list
published 8.2.19
By Lois Requist
Please don’t ask me about my bucket list or say, “Been there, done that.” I dislike these dismissive checklists. I’ll tell you what made me think of that... read more


Making our way through life’s losses published 7.26.19 By Judie Donaldson

Summer happenings in and around the village published 7.19.19 By Lois Requist

Paths to a Meaningful Life  published 7.12.2019

What is it like to be old?  published 7.5.2019

Let’s not let those turkeys get us down! published 6.28.2019

Do you have any photos and memories hanging around? What will you do with them? published 6.21.2019

I’d like to be outrageous, too!  published 6.14.2019

Is 80 the New 60? published 6.7.2019

Let's All Become Fall Prevention Experts published 5.31.2019

The Courage To Be published 5.13.2019

Can You Climb Another Mountain? published 5.10.2019

My Mother, My Teacher published 5.1.2019

It's a Good Time To Be Old published 4.19.2019

What is a Community published 4.12.2019

What Do You Want To Leave To Your Children? published 4.3.2019

A Community Where Everyone Has Dementia published 3.22.2019

Becoming a Senior published 3.15.2019

Celebrating Life published 3.2.2019

Turning 80 published 3.1.2019

The Gift of Friendship published 2.6.2019

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