Conversations About Aging: Jennifer Fitzpatrick, 71

Today’s guest and her husband are retired now and making the most of their time together. They keep busy with chores, hobbies, and family, but once a week they choose someplace interesting and fun to visit. It’s an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and to explore Maine. You never know where you might find them!

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A few pictures

Jennifer, age 2, with her mother Beverly

Fort Point Light, Stockton Springs, Maine/Conversations About Aging. Adobe Stock
Fort Point Light, Stockton Springs, Maine

Fourth order fresnel lens at Fort Point lighthouse
Fourth-order Fresnel lens

The circular staircase in the square tower
The circular staircase in the square tower

Heading to the lantern room
Heading to the lantern room

Michael and Jennifer Fitzpatrick wedding picture/Conversations About Aging
Michael and Jennifer’s wedding day May 20, 1978 

Jennifer and Michael
Jennifer and Michael in 2019Jennifer Fitzpatrick and her grandchildrenJennifer and her grandchildren, 4th of July 2019

Collage of places Jennifer and Michael Fitzpatrick have visited in Maine.
Oh, the places they’ve been. Recognize any?

Who’s next?

Conversations About Aging airs every other Monday. My next conversation is with Ann Quinlan, who was born and raised in Ireland. If you’d like to take a trip, she’s been leading tours for many, many years. That’s just one of the tales she’ll tell us about.


If you have any suggestions for people I should consider interviewing, let me know. The best way to get in touch is to send me an email. And please, share Conversations About Aging with your friends and family. 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.