“For a long, healthy life, you need a plan and a purpose. It could be family, writing a book or becoming president. Without a purpose, plan or objective, what do you need?” — Irving Ladimer, 96
“Get involved. You’ll find pleasure and sometimes disappointment, but there is a sense of achievement if you participate in a successful undertaking, whether it is organizational or professional.” — Murray Shusterman, 100
“Look inside your soul and find your tools. We all have tools and have to live with the help of them. I have two tools—my words and my images.” —Ruth Gruber, 101
“Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. “
— Maggie Kuhn —American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement after forced retirement at 65,
One of the most forgotten groups in our society is people “of a certain age”, “the elderly”, “senior citizens.” Living in a retirement resort as well as reaching my 60th birthday have taught me a few lessons about aging in America. While we may be expected to retire, make room for the next generation or spend our “golden years” traveling the world, we still have much to contribute to the world.
This month we will have quotes from people over sixty as well as posts on aging and maybe a few videos showing what the “older folks” are up too. This should be fun! Please join us!
We have been making some additions to the Espirational online family of websites over the winter. Now we are ready to unveil the first edition of Espirational Happenings, a monthly update of all things Espirational on the web. You may read it online at https://espirational.net/espirational-happenings/ or subscribe to receive it in your e-mail.
Please let us know what you think. We always welcome suggestions and ideas.