Attitudes toward Aging

23 posts

The Hot New Demographic: Us

As a person over 50, have you begun to feel invisible, unimportant, sidelined? Not me. I’ve been infused with detailed visions of the once and future power of our generation, having recently completed “Ageing in Community,” an excellent six part workshop offered by the Council on Changing Aging through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.  And, what do you know – into my […]

What’s in a Name?

I hate the word “retired.” It brings to mind quilts and pillows. Gone to rest. Out to pasture. But you know me, I’m “not done yet!” I’m still reinventing myself in my thoughts and in my deeds. As far back as 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported on research that validated the saying, “You’re only as old as you feel you […]

Taking Inventory

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]