I am eager to make the years beyond 80 active and useful. Old age can be a time to relax and enjpy life. Paid my dues now I can play golf. But I think about the experience and talents of Old Ones and they ought to be used. Making a contribution to the world ought not stop at 80.
First of all I would like to see all Old Ones connected to the outside world electronically. Everyone ought to have a computer and email regardless of age.
Second physical disability ought not prevent Old Ones from continuing to make a contribution to society.
I find my own mind set to be the biggest block to doing something meaningful. Staying connected with those of a like mind help...yet we are usually isolated in older age with others of similar age but not the same mind set. The caregivers often have no vision for their life or may be depressed so they inadvertently pass that view on to those they serve.
I am not sure social activism is my thing. I like to listen to people one on one and also to teach skills that may help them get a job or a better one.
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