“I want to talk about another word that is used to demean and diminish older people.” The first sentence in a recent blog post written by Dr. Bill Thomas perked my interest. It wasn’t a word that immediately came to me, but is such an “ah-ha” after reading his post. We say it often, “My mother is 75, but she still drives.” Still is the word. In other words, the person is old, but they can still do this or that. They are old, but still useful. Still able to get by on their own. Still smiling. The list goes on and on.
We are all aging, yet many want to ignore the aging changes and make note of what we can still do despite our age. Read more »