Care2: Aging Artists: Engaged, Productive and Far from Retirement
As the first wave of America’s baby boomers hits retirement, the country as a whole has gone through its own aging, not so much in numbers or attitude, but in awareness of what has yet to come. In our youth-centered culture, the words “aging” and “old” leave a bad taste in our mouths and bring up images of nursing homes and bedpans. Yet the reality is that we all have been aging since the day we were born. Rather than fight it, aging is more gracefully done when it’s embraced, not just as an inevitability, but as an experience for opportunity and growth.