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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Dr. Rosalind Barnett, a longtime Weston resident, and her co-author Boston University Professor Caryl Rivers refer to ages 55 to 80-plus as "late adulthood" in their new book The Age of Longevity: Reimagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). They cite statistics and studies that show that many older Americans alive today will live longer productive lives in better health than anyone has before. Additionally, their cogni- tive abilities will remain strong for many years. Today in Wellesley and Weston, women in late adulthood continue to work, work out, and mingle with younger women as respected mem- bers of these communities. When asked for three words that describe her older clients at GISFW, trainer Annelieke Rietsema says, "Amazing, inspirational, and stick-with-it tough." To illustrate, she recounts the day a woman dropped in to the Weston studio to inquire about membership. She had been fitness & health "women strive to regain or maintain good health" 148 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F F L X T R A I N I N G

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