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Voice of the Village 2022
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.

Where to stop
by Diane Choquette
published Nov. 25, 2022

Gratitude heading into the holiday season
by Lois Requist
published Nov. 18, 2022

An unexpected change in plans
by Judie Donaldson
published Nov 11, 2022

A day and a place for older adults like us
by Lois Requist
published Nov 4, 2022

A Mystery Unraveled!
by Judie Donaldson
published Oct 28, 2022

What makes a community?
By Lois Requist
published Oct 21, 2022

Asking one of the life’s “big” questions
By Judie Donaldson
published Oct. 14, 2022

Reasons to love living in Benicia
by Lois Requist
published Oct 7, 2022

The tables have turned
by Judie Donaldson
published Sep 30, 2022

On ambiguity, filters, Queen Elizabeth, and others
By Lois Requist
Published Sep 25, 2022

How long do you think you will live?
by Judie Donaldson
published Sep 21, 2022

Should we take food supplements
by Lois Requist
published Sep 9, 2022

What lies ahead for older adults
by Judie Donaldson
published Sep 2, 2022

Relating to grandkids
by Lois Requist
published Aug 25, 2022

Wisdom. Can we still cultivate it?
by Judie Donaldson
published Aug 19, 2022

Here and there…random August thoughts
by Lois Requist
published Aug 12, 2022

A COVID Update
by Judie Donaldson
published Aug 5, 2022

Why I Walk
by Lois Requist
published July 29, 2022

Carquinez Village on Parade
by Judie Donaldson
published July 22, 2022

Life changes and what we do with them
by Lois Requist
published July 15, 2022

Remembering my sister
by Judie Donaldson
published July 8, 2022

How aging keeps changing, often for the better
by Lois Requist
published July 1, 2022

What a different way of life!
by Judie Donaldson
published June 24, 2022

What This Older Person Worries About
by Lois Requist
published June 17, 2022

A Path to Wisdom
by Judie Donaldson
published June 10, 2022

Old Things: New Ways
by Lois Requist
published June 3, 2022

Gratefulness and Generosity: A Powerful Pair
by Judie Donaldson
published May 27, 2022

Participating in a Clinic Trail
by Lois Requist
published May 20, 2022

The damaging consequences of ageism
by Judie Donaldson
published May 13, 2022

Recognition is the first step toward getting rid of prejudice
by Lois Requist
published May 6, 2022

Don't let those turkeys get you down!
by Judie Donaldson
published April 29, 2022

Remembering our Beginnings
by Lois Requist
published April 22, 2022

The Power and Beauty of Friendship
by Judie Donaldson
published April 15, 2022

Booster Shot information plus, what the California Department of Aging can do for you
by Lois Requist
published April 8, 2022

The benefit of learning something new every day
by Judie Donaldson
published April 1, 2022

The muddled mystery of dreams
by Judie Donaldson

published March 25, 2022

Travel After...
by Lois Requist
published March 18, 2022

It can be a kind world after all
by Judie Donaldson
published March 11, 2022

This is My Stroke
by Patricia (Pat) J. Lopes

published March 5, 2022

Discovering a new approach to death
by Judie Donaldson
published February 25, 2022

I think, I remember, I forget
by Lois Requist
published February 17, 2022

Having a healthy 2022
by Lois Requist
published February 4, 2022

Grief and the grace of gratitude
by Linda Hastings
(This is a special guest column)
published January 21, 2022

Finding the best path to navigating the pandemic
by Judie Donaldson
published January 14, 2022

Losses in 2021
by Lois Requist
published January 7, 2022