92 year old woman’s heart-wrenching poem about ageing 79



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A 92 year old woman has recited her own poem about ageing, and in the process, choked herself with emotion.  Wanda B. Goines has lived through a lot in life and wanted to share her wit and wisdom. Her caretaker, Kate Wilson uploaded it to Youtube and it has since enjoyed 500,000 views and is trending today.  How can we change the world so 92 year olds don’t feel so judged?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. There comes a point in everyone’s life when the reflection in the mirror that stares back at them is one they’d rather not see. I thought this was a beautiful, honest and pragmatic acknowledgement of the ravages of age. I’m only 61 today yet the image in the mirror is one, that if I think about it too long, brings tears to my eyes too! A friend wished me Happy Birthday this morning and my reply was – I guess every day is a ‘birthday’ – I woke up this morning! LOL

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  2. This 91 year old lady is passing on a wonderful message that certainly makes you think. I for one certainly need to connect with the jewel, thank you whoever put this post online.

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