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Helping older people plan and do things they secretly want to do

By Aretha
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I wish I had the conversation with my spouse.

Because of the life he led, I believe that he is alright. But I am not. I am living with so many regrets.
In reading the O magazine, how excited I was to see this story since I had just had a conversation with my sister and daughter about a program very similar to this that I want to start.

My husband of 55 1/2 years died last January after a brief illness. When he was diagnosed with incurable colon cancer last October, I tried to save his life with a nutrition program. Because of the life he led, I believe that he is alright. But I am not. I am living with so many regrets. For instance, he wanted to go fishing and he wanted us to take another train ride to New York City. When I suggested that we do those things, he said no. But knowing how he has always responded to vacations I planned, if I had just planned those trips, he would have loved them.

It is because of this experience that I want to start a program similar to this one that helps older people plan and do things they secretly want to do. (I plan to use this program. I had already decided to have quarterly dinners for my kids. It is at one of these gathering that I will have “the conversation.”) Would you be open to having a conversation with me about my idea?

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