Living Well


A Time to Pause……..

Take a moment. A cup of tea and a sit down. Enjoy these images and quotes. They may speak to you. We shall not cease from exploration and the end of our exploring, will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot…

19 September 2019 | Living Well

The Mentor

It’s the perfect spring day. The sun is gentle, paddocks lush with the season’s rain. I’m in no hurry as I drive through hamlets of a few houses, farms and a tiny rural school, population 5 kids. There’s water in the creeks, rabbits a plenty and a sneaky fox obeys…

19 September 2019 | Living Well

Feeling Invisible in Your Older Age?

I recently reported on a Melbourne Fashion Week forum that I attended, where the issue of older women being invisible was raised and dismissed in the same breath. ” Invisible? Invisible to the male gaze? Who cares?!” suggested theĀ  panel member. One of Viva70’s greatest supporters Maureen Moffat who lives…

14 September 2019 | Living Well

When Season’s Change

Outside my window the garden is bursting with life while birds flit from tree to tree in the sunlight and chatter to each other incessantly. The sun shines vivaciously. But it’s teasing. Its companion is an icy wind that finds the folds and crevasses of my clothing and makes it…

31 August 2019 | Living Well

Dating in your 60’s and beyond

This is another article in the series about love and relationships in later life. We’ve looked at the shape of relationships in our 60’s plus, living solo and Linda and Al’s beautiful article about finding love in 1970’s. Dating in your 60’s is a whole different world……… I googled dating…

22 August 2019 | Living Well

Living Solo

” I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” Albert Einstein In this series of articles we look at love, relationships and different ways that older people choose to live. Stop for a moment and think about the people over 60…

14 August 2019 | Living Well

…And I Love Her…… by Al & Linda Straub

This week we continue our romp through the land of love, dating and relationships. I’m so excited to welcome Al and Linda Straub to Viva 70 as creative contributors. We met some years ago. Our paths cross every few months and it doesn’t matter how long it’s been, our stories…

11 August 2019 | Living Well

Growing Older Together: Couples and Ageing

” People change and forget to tell each other.” said the American dramatist, Lillian Helman. Relationships in ageing are hugely important for good physical and mental health. But what do we know about what is needed to grow old together in a relationship that serves the changing needs of both…

9 August 2019 | Living Well

A Birthday Memory in the Making

What does your birthday mean to you? Do you celebrate each year? What about milestone birthdays like 50 or 60 or beyond? Do we start celebrating half decades at say 75? What does a good birthday look like for you? Or is it just another date on the calendar? What’s…

8 August 2019 | Living Well