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Voice of the Village 2021
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 the titles to read the columns.

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
BY Beth Grimm
published 2.19.2021
It’s been a year (March 1, 2020) since the World Health Organization officially declared the Pandemic. Societal norms have been turned on their head. 


Benicia! It’s a community with heart.
by Judie Donaldson
Published 2.12.2021
I moved to Benicia from the East Coast twelve years ago. I never would have found Benicia had it not been for the fact that my daughter and her family lived here.

Good news about the brain
By Lois Requist

Published 2.5.2021
You can teach an old dog new tricks! The brain is more amazing than we thought. 

Partnering with our doctor–It's our job!
by Judie Donaldson
Published 1.29.2021
Does your mind ever wander to the 1950s? Remember Doris Day and Rock Hudson and songs like ShBoom? Life seemed so simple then. 

Longevity Continued
by Lois Requist
Published 1.22.2021
I wrote two weeks ago about attending a conference via Zoom sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity. 

If I had a stash of extra cash
by Judie Donaldson
Published 1.15.2021
I’m not one much for New Year’s resolutions, but I have an idea for you and me this year. I suppose we could call it a resolution. 

Longevity—The 100-hundred-year life
By Lois Requist
Published 01.08.2021
Recently, I attended a conference sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity. 

Thank you, Bill Gates
by Judie Donaldson
Published 01.01.2021
Do you have any idea how Andrew Carnegie made his money? Most people don't because Carnegie is remembered primarily for his philanthropy.