Posts Tagged ‘ your partner in productive aging ’

AS WE AGE: A PRIMER FOR GROWING OLDER

Feb 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Aging doesn’t happen all at once. Margery Williams, famous for “The Velveteen Rabbit,” allows that it takes awhile. Your fur rubs off and eyes drop out. That’s a pretty accurate picture.

No, we don’t learn it all at once. We don’t discover the amazing secrets that come with experience and lessons from our elders and our own stumblings and fumblings as we grow older.

A repetitive surprise that seems to come our way as we age is believing that you are now (state your current age). It seems only yesterday that my age was so much less an issue. It seems impossible that I have been retired (state how long). It just isn’t conceivable that my parents have lived as long as they did or have. It isn’t really true that my grandchildren are in



A SENIOR’S REGRET: ALL THE THINGS I DON’T KNOW

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The older I get the less I know. Overwhelmed and inundated by the sheer volume of technology these days, handicapped by my own lack of self confidence, hampered by some vision problems (macular degeneration), I am discovering how difficult it is to be current with everything that is out there. Understanding it all is like taking on a whole new language and trying to be fluent in it in a matter of hours.

Early on, with the advent of computers and clunky cell phones, there was some creeping intimidation. Soon, the basics, as in earlier learning to type, began to take hold. But now, when there is a new device and application coming out every other minute; what in the world does one do to keep up?