Mothers and Daughters

Step 4: Talk to Your Mother about Aging

  • How did your mother age? Physically? Emotionally? Mentally?
  • How did you feel about your mother getting older?
  • Who do you admire who is older than you are? Why?
  • What kind of old woman do you want to be?
  • What's the best bit of wisdom you've recently heard from someone older than you?
  • What regrets do you have, if any?
  • What, to you, are the positive aspects of aging?
  • If you were to go back to school, what would you study?
  • What activities, trips or courses would you like to do that you're not doing now?
  • If you could go back and relive one moment, one month or one year of your life, what would it be and why?
  • If you could change one thing about getting older, what would it be?
  • What would be your perfect living arrangement, as you grow older? To live independently? In an assisted living community? With me?
  • How would you like to celebrate your birthday this year? At 50? 60? 70? 80? 90?
  • What is the one phrase that best sums up your experience of life at this age?
  • When people remember you, what three things would you want them to remember?

What's next? Find out how you can talk to your mother about spirituality here

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