Empowering Aging Voices:
Perspectives on Aging and Life

Why cast a light on us?

To let people know we are not alone as we age.

I willingly acknowledge that I am getting older. I view it as a perpetual learning experience. This aging process has everything good in it along with everything bad. Good because I am still here to think, talk, and write. Good because I have family and friends who I love and who care about me. Yet, bad because I have some annoying health issues. Bad because I see ill health and decline among my contemporaries. Bad because I have lost so many people who enriched my life. 

Much is written about aging. A lot of it is from a distant, data-driven perspective. Some of it from a firmly entrenched stereotyped outlook. 

What’s missing for me is the voice of the person who is in this life-stage. 

For eleven years, I wrote “Aging in Places” for the Newton (MA) TAB. In my articles I tried to reflect the real experiences that we elders live through. Readers told me that my words reflected their own thoughts and feelings. When the TAB went out of business, so did my column. 

I have been posting new articles on my blog and am frequently stopped in the supermarket or in the condo hallway by someone who tells me how I am affirming their concerns and dilemmas. “This is what we are all going through,” they say with deep emotion. 

I am responding to this reality and hope I can help any one of us to not feel alone.

I ask for your help

I offer my writings as support to my fellow agers and those who love us. My hope is to reach as many people as possible so that they know they are not alone. Sign up to receive monthly newsletters with the latest articles. Please help others by sharing the links to my articles, forwarding my newsletter, printing articles and distributing to communities and groups who may find that they are helpful, insightful, or brings into the light what it is like to get older. 

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