Conversations About Aging: Peesh, 76

One of the issues that often comes up as we are living longer is figuring out the best place to live. Most people want to stay put in their own home. That’s what Peesh and her husband Paul want, only they have different ideas about where in Maine their home should be. One thing they agree on is that it’s important to live your life fully and not put things off. My conversation was mostly with Peesh, but Paul joined us toward the end.

Listen to my conversation with Peesh (and her husband Paul)

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A few pictures

Peesh and their dog Buddy

Paul during our conversation

Peesh painting
Peesh painting in her studio

Paul sewing in the garage


The view in Eastport

A few links

Who’s next?

Conversations About Aging airs every other Monday. My next conversation is with Dr. Robert McAfee, who is a retired surgeon and former president of the American Medical Association. We go way back — I interviewed him many times when he was still practicing and I was still reporting on Channel 6. I’m looking forward to catching up.

If you have any suggestions for people I should consider interviewing or you’re aware of a helpful aging resource in your community, let me know. In addition to the podcast, I intend to blog about what various communities, organizations, and individuals are doing to provide age-friendly services, support, and connection here in Maine. The best way to get in touch is to send me an email. Thank you!

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.