"I'm Old Enough to Die"

This article is subtitled: "The Market for Wellness is more about Capitalism Than Prolonging Life" The material comes from a book called Natural Causes, by Barbara Ehrenreich. The article, itself, was written by Derek Beres. He's a fan of fat-shaming, though, so if you want to know more about him, you'll have to dig it out yourself. Won't be hard! :) A summary of the book from her website says,... Read more →

NPR and Elderhood, a new book.

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive June 17, 20191:50 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air (link to podcast of interview) "Dr. Louise Aronson says the U.S. doesn't have nearly enough geriatricians — physicians devoted to the health and care of older people: "There may be maybe six or seven thousand geriatricians," she says. "Compare that to the membership of the pediatric society, which is... Read more →

Lines on the Face: an Essay

Wrinkles Lines on the face, tattoos of aging Life is proved upon the body Like needle-jabs from a blind machine The older one gets, the more one is conscious of aging. We can barely remember childhood innocence and exuberance. We are surprised by the youthful vitality and unmarked face when we see earlier photos of ourselves. When we look in the mirror, we reluctantly acknowledge the aging mask. It seems... Read more →

Books we've read or are considering..also an incomplete list

Being Mortal. A book and/or a video by Atul Gawande This Chair Rocks, a Manifesto on Ageism Book by Ashton Applewhite. Kicking the Bucket List by Gail Rubin Checklist for My Family by Sally Balch Hurme (an AARP title) Pussy: a Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer One of our members, Kate H., made this comment as she passed her copy on to the next reader: "The section “Sisterhood as Salvation” in... Read more →