Creative aging is the discipline of cultivating the positive aspects life such as health, well-being, vitality, resilience, equanimity, and gratitude. To invite creativity into the experience of aging is to embrace age-related change as the raw materials for personal growth and development. The discipline of creative aging is a practical approach to improving our quality of life.
In the controversial article “Why I Hope to Die at 75” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel shares his own personal reasons why he would prefer not to live past the age of 75. He portrays life beyond age 75 as a relentless journey into disability, enfeeblement, and desperation in which the quality of life becomes so impaired […][Continue reading]
Frailty is a primal force of nature imbued with the potential to alter the circumstances of life. In one sense, frailty is a normal biological consequence of aging but it can affect young and old alike. Frailty is an agile force that moves deftly across the realms of body, mind, spirit, culture, and the natural […][Continue reading]
The quest for a long life is an innate human desire that originates in our will to survive and to deny death. Longevity is a remarkably agile story about the duration of human life. In one sense, longevity is an invitation to learn about the longest-lived people in the world in an effort to determine […][Continue reading]
What are the primary challenges of aging during the second half of life? The journey into old age requires each one of us to adapt to a range of age-related difficulties. Each human life is a variation on the theme of aging; the age-related challenges that emerge over time are unique to each individual. How […][Continue reading]