Even with all the rush and fast pace of New York City, many elderly women manage to keep up with their lives in their own rhythm and grace.

Life Ever After documents a community of women that live alone after losing companions, relatives or friends. To look at them is also to look at the beauty of life, that definitely does not end when you reach your 80s.


In Memory of Molly Kanner.

Sonia Goldstein, 86, gets ready to meet a friend for dinner and see a theater play in the Lower East Side.

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Claire Gottfried's nightgowns dry in her bathroom in the Chelsea development Penn South.

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Claire enjoys her morning cup of strawberries with milk. "Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day."

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Molly holds the portrait she had in her room of herself and her companion, who had died few months before.

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At the age of 98, Molly Kanner walks with no help, using just a stick.

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Claire Gottfried, 94. "I don't like looking at pictures of myself."

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Claire attends physical therapy sessions every week. "Some people complain about it, I love it."

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Sonia enjoys a dinner with friends before going to a play.

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Rita Immerman, 88, had to have her bathroom remodeled due to her physical disabilities.

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Memories can be painful sometimes. Claire looks at her mom in the portrait.

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Empty chair in Molly's apartment.

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Molly Kanner, 98.

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Sonia plays bridge every week with friends. On her right hand, she still wears her wedding ring. "Someone said 'you're still married', and that's probably true."

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Sonia Goldstein, 86, at the Whitney Museum.

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Sonia gets in line for food in the Penn South barbecue.

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Late night dinner, with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

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