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These Nuns Are Aging With Grace, and Each Other, to Lean On

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As so many of us grapple with fear and anxiety about the coronavirus, there’s been a lot of talk about one of the demographics most at risk: elders. But there’s an irony here. People whose age fits that description don’t necessarily want to think of themselves as “old.” That has to do with ageism, and a fear that it’s all downhill once you hit a certain age. Or on the other hand, that if we just do the right things, we can avoid looking or feeling older. Producer Tina Antolini has been reporting on stories about aging for the past year, and she introduces us to some California women who turn a lot of common assumptions about getting older upside down.

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