As I watch the news these days, I can’t help but be struck by two seemingly incompatible images of older people and aging. One is an image of frail and needy elders, cut off from society, waving from behind the windows of their nursing homes, their vulnerability...
Credit: Frank Gallagher. Like you, I am rattled. I’m 61 and have type 2 diabetes, putting me in a high-risk group. I’m at home, along with my wife, Leslie, three kids (ages 10, 12 and 14) and two dogs, navigating crowded quarters. My mother, 84, lives thousands of...
“Let’s dream and scheme.” That’s what one of my heroes, Gray Panther founder Maggie Kuhn, used to say to her co-conspirators. And, as the year winds down and generations gather, it’s my wish for you. May you find time to dream up new ways to build meaningful...
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