Take a few minutes to read How I REALLY Feel About Getting Older, a Huffington Post article by Jane Gross, that reflects and reviews many of the most concrete problems that occur when people age.
Gross describes the frustration of living in a society that trivializes older adults while it also turns away from the wisdom of elders. At the same time, she observes, the media bombards older adults with messages urging people to overcome aging problems simply by purchasing one product or another. And then there are the media messages that reinforce the aging stereotypes held by those who have not yet started to worry about growing older…
As the author of A Bittersweet Season and the founder of the New Old Age blog (a blog that the New York Times has semi-retired), Gross keeps her finger on our collective pulse, by sharing ideas, articles, and her own reflections about what it means to age in today’s media-dominated culture.
In her Huffington Post article Jane Gross certainly puts her finger on the problems that most of us encounter as we support aging parents while simultaneously reflecting on the issues that confront us as we age.