Bertha Cooper, author of "Women, We're Only Old Once!" and "Old and On Hold," is the special guest presenter at a North Olympic Library Zoom presentation on Jan. 12. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Hear from author of ‘Women, We’re Only Old Once!’

The North Olympic Library System host a virtual Meet the Author event with Bertha D. Cooper, author of “Women, We’re Only Old Once!” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Register at to receive the Zoom information.

Cooper, a Sequim resident who retired after 50 years as a health professional, will discuss her second book that seeks to empower readers through life’s next transitions.

From the physiology of normal aging to aspects that can be influenced by lifestyle choices, adult readers of all ages can find useful take-aways from this title, event organizers say.

Cooper writes in the publication: “Aging doesn’t start at 50, 55, 60, or 65. It starts at birth. Aging doesn’t get a bad name until accompanied by wrinkles, arthritic bumps, and the certain knowledge that we have fewer years left to live than we have lived. Denial takes over, especially in a culture that markets anti-aging products.

“All my experience has shown me that aging into old age, like any other transition, is a natural process. I knew that’ Women, We’re Only Old Once!’ had to inform and empower with understanding, choice, and control.”

Thanks to a donation by the League of Women Voters, numerous copies of “Women, We’re Only Old Once!” are now available to borrow through NOLS. Visit the catalog at to place a hold on the book and pick it up visa NOLS’ curbside service.

Curbside library service is available 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information on this or other library programs, visit, call 360-417-8500 or email to

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