Elizabeth Quinn

About Author
Elizabeth Quinn is a writer, francophile and single mother of three young adults. She knows the value of support networks after almost losing her life in a car accident 10 years ago – on the day she planned to leave her marriage. Her website, diywoman.net, was created to provide a similar support network. There, she writes from practical experience about issues of interest to people over 50. Contact:
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ALL ARTICLES FROM Elizabeth Quinn

Grandparents

The long-distance grandparent

Videos and photos add joy to every day.

COVID-19

The search for love in lockdown

Love waits for no man, or woman, but how to find and grow a relationship in lockdown?

Community

The wonder of a standing ovation

A 1000-kilometre journey, despite crippling arthritis, proves the power of music.

Lifestyle

Sixty and single

Are we all capable of making the sacrifices that ‘coupledom' demands?

Lifestyle

Music restoreth the soul

Elizabeth Quinn shares an annual summer highlight that is the closest she comes to a religious experience.

Community

Quirky Cup Day connections

Elizabeth Quinn shares how Cup Day links three generations of woman in her family.

Lifestyle

Determined to make her time count

How an overgrown garden - and rediscovered ambition - saved Kathy Subic's life.

Lifestyle

The reluctant grandmother

‘Am I ready to be a grandparent?'

Community

Preparing for death – your death

Elizabeth Quinn and her mother join forces to add life and humour to the death talk.

Veterans’ Affairs

Three generations brought together

An Anzac Day-inspired journey to Amiens Cathedral - to honour, to grieve, to understand.

Lifestyle

Who gets custody of the friends?

Coping with lost friends in a divorce can be heartbreaking, writes Elizabeth Quinn.

Community

Finding your inner eccentric

Getting older means … being less fearful of speaking up and out.

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