When I was younger I thought that after you got to be age 45 or 50 you you had to slow down and walk slowly and limit your daily activities.

Aging does not cripple you; aging will change your philosophy on life if you will accept that it’s different, accept it gracefully, and don’t be ashamed of yourself. Aging has taught me that I have to accept what life offers that I can’t change. What I can change is my attitude towards certain circumstances.

Help is there when you least expect it. I felt a little guilty, at first, asking someone or looking like I couldn’t open the door and they would open it for me. I learned that, give people who are ambulatory an opportunity to help you. Don’t act as if you don’t need them. You do need them. That even though you have disabilities, don’t let that stop you from moving forward with your life.

I can’t type and that limits my internet, but I don’t let that stop me. Old-fashioned telephone is the answer for me.

Life is treating me fantastic. It’s because I wake up each morning looking forward to a new day – a new day filled with excitement and pleasure and I’m learning something each and every day.

I read a lot. I read any and everything. Try to learn more about yourself. Try not to be afraid of something new. I don’t feel guilty about being older and I want to be older.


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Doris Clark

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Tao Porchon-Lynch

I’ve learned that most of what I thought I knew about the aging process was wrong. That staying in the dark serves powerful commercial and political interests that don’t serve mine.

Mary Stewart Long Island, NY

Aging does not cripple you. Aging will change your philosophy on life if you’ll accept that it’s different, accept it gracefully and don’t be ashamed of yourself.

Leonard Aarons

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