Commonly the start of aging is thought of as when we enter our fifty’s or sixty’s. In 1950, the phrase that was frequently used cropped-flower-postcard.pngwas, “successful aging”. This phrase included the aging conditions and the longevity of life. Although there is no clear-cut consensus of what constitutes “successful aging”, belief is that a healthy lifestyle is an important component.

The Older Americans Act defines aging at 60+ although most people today would not defined themselves as elderly at the age of sixty.

What a gift the generations have to share with us the wisdom of their lifetime, that will then be remembered and carried forward through many lifetimes.