Tad Friend's story in The New Yorker reminds us of the difficulties we have fighting against the stigma of old age and why, perhaps, we will never win this fight. "The prejudice is an ancient habit, but new forces—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and beyond—have restored its youthful vitality."
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
This story, by Norimitsu Onishi of the NYT, is a fascinating, yet sad look at aging in Japan -- but with so many implications for all of us. We, societies, define and create older age, we decide how to live in old age.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Judith Hoch Wray (left) and Donna Prince have built a good life in Indianapolis, and persevere through financial and medical setbacks. Says Donna: “When I can’t see where the next point of light is, Judith says, ‘It’ll be OK. We’ll just take it a day at a time.’” Photo by Heather.
This month marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, a defining moment in the struggle for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. LGBTQ Americans still face isolation and discrimination. But we in the Baby Boom are also helping redefine what it means to grow older.
Barry Yeoman writes this excellent piece of journalism:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Housing for LGBT Older Adults - AARP: Older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender often age alone. As the first generation to be open about their sexuality and united around the gay rights movement, many are estranged from family and never had or have lost partners.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
GeriPal - Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog: Descriptive terms for older people: older is in an...: "Never be the first to use a new descriptive term for older people nor the last to give up an old one." This is the advice ...