The baby boomers—roughly those born between 1945 and 1964—are entering their mature years and changing the whole scope of society. When the generation of people born just before or during the Great Depression reached the age of sixty, we were pretty much ready for retirement. Now the newly named senior citizens—age fifty and sixty– are looking at second careers, joining, volunteering, creating, and consuming. Most people in this generation are surprised by the changes—in their bodies and in the way younger generations appear to view them.
Members of my generation are the logical choices for mentoring the baby boomers—getting them ready to face challenges many don’t know exist. That’s why my blog is called Another Point of View. My intent is to inform them what lies ahead. I want to do this without scaring them. They will need tools: basic education on the care and feeding of an aging body, support from family and friends, courage, and resilience. Most of all they will need a sense of humor and a deep and abiding faith in God. While I appear to treat some topics lightly on the premise that we need to keep laughing, I do so with the hope that readers will come away from my blog posts encouraged and informed about growing old.