Own Your Age — And Resist Ageism

This post is adapted from remarks that AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins delivered on the opening day of the Life@50+ national event and expo in Miami. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Just think about that for a moment. It’s an intriguing question. How does your age affect the way you behave, what you do and what you don’t do? How often do we give in to society’s – or the media’s – idea of what “old” …

It’s Time to Readjust Our Outlook on Aging. Why the Elderly are National Treasures

What does “older American” mean? Seriously…I see that term used more and more often. This past week it actually hit me right in the face and made me laugh. I had my mother with me out of town on a job. My mom is in her early seventies, and I never categorized her as an older American. When I flipped through some definitions of the words old and older, the answers I found amused me… far advanced in years of …

Aging with Purpose: Now is the Time to Give Back

As I mentioned several weeks ago, my birthday was fast approaching; well it will arrive this week! However, last Wednesday morning my doorbell rang and when I answered the door, there stood a deliveryman with the most breath taking floral arrangement. I just knew he was at the wrong house, but much to my surprise he said delivery for Mrs. Leigh Anne Tuohy. “Oh my, that’s me!” The card read: The first gift of birthday week, Love Sean. Wow…..birthday week, …