Simply asking a person how old he or she feels may yield rich insights into the physical and mental state of the individual, experience with getting older or, more specifically, with managing a disability.
As a Ph.D. student in psychology, much of my research focuses on the question: “How do feelings of usefulness to others in later life influence the selection and application of adaptive health behaviors?”
I’ve noticed when boomers dance the fear of social judgment is refreshingly absent—there’s a sense of youthful freeness my millennial counterparts lack.
Our cultural lexicon is wrong. It’s a classic language of otherizing—through which older adults’ experiences are confined and trivialized into this thing called aging.
It’s time for a new sexual revolution for the Post War Generation — one where a real conversation about HIV/AIDS can start.