Ageism

Learning how our interviewees think about “aging with attitude” is a gift that keeps on giving at year-end. Here’s a quick summary about ‘Aging with Attitude” from all our profiles throughout 2020 – all the more compelling given our ongoing challenges. Celebrity actor and profile subject Franco Nero (at left) mentioned his 55 year history working
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I went shopping for a few items this week.  I couldn’t read the fine print of product ingredients and directions because I left my electron microscope at home.  To the rest of the world, perhaps, the print is readable but to my 65 year old eyes, I needed a magnifying glass to supplement my readers.
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Bette Davis once famously said old age isn’t for the fainthearted.  She’s right about that, but she never said anything specific about getting older….and I sure could have used a heads-up.  For one thing, if anyone had told me my hearing would deteriorate with age, I would have danced a bit farther away from the
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Yesterday, October 1, marked the International Day of Older Persons – and the 30th anniversary of this event created by the UN (read more here). The pandemic, according to this report from Foreign Policy magazine with AARP (read it here) about human rights and older people, is casting new light on ongoing issues in aging
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If you Google “The 2030 Problem” you get some 203 million hits. What is this clearly compelling danger on the horizon? It’s us.  According to this abstract (one of many) the impact of aging Baby Boomers will be challenging because of the sheer size of our age cohort, the spiraling cost of health care, and
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The big identity crisis, which we all thought we sorted out in our teens, re-emerges when we hit 60. We can be called “Seniors,” but to some people, that’s only half a name.  (As Senior Planet editor, I still get many pitches from publicists about terrific gowns for Prom, or how to pick a college
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30In the past, veteran serial venture capital leader Alan Patricof, 85, early on saw the potential of powerhouse companies like Bumble and Venmo. However, his personal experience with one of aging’s biggest challenges – his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s 11 years ago – brought home to him the problems of older people and the products
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The odd thing about growing older is that everyone will face it (if they are lucky) and yet, people don’t understand it until they get there themselves. Last year I was out with a friend, her young teenaged daughter and her daughter’s friends.  We were approached by a pair of middle-aged men holding a map
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It’s Labor Day, so you’re going to hear a lot about the recipes, sales, and the weather — particularly as Dorian bears down on Florida. But with its roots in the worker movements of the 19th century, Labor Day is a good time to remember that workers over 65 — the fastest-growing segment of the workforce
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