First Blog!

Welcome to our Blog! As we began to create our new website we were certain that we wanted to create an opportunity for people to share thoughts, ideas, and resources. The website needed to be interactive because we believe getting older is a contact “sport”.

There is so much to learn about becoming older. There are some very cool and exciting things that get downplayed. More than any other age group, “people of age” are more resilient, adaptable, wise, and of course experienced. Each one of these characteristics has significant merit on its own, but to me when you put them all together they equal “superhero”! These are heavy duty traits that our community and our world needs more of these days. Let’s celebrate the value older people have in our society, both as individuals and as a group.

Did you also know that research has shown, time after time, that older people are happier and more satisfied with their lives than others? Maybe it is because of their superhero characteristics? Let’s find out. We want to share this information and hear from people who are living or witnessing these things.

There are also some very real challenges and obstacles as one gets older. There are many that don’t think about these things in advance and have a “go with the flow” attitude. I plead guilty to this in some areas!  

Although we never know what life has in store for us it is so much better when people think ahead and do some planning. This blog will provide a space to share the latest and greatest information to help you be proactive and also help you navigate when faced with challenges. We want you to share your experiences and any important information you may have that will help others when times are tough.

The older I get the more I know that we are more alike than different and when we come together and share our lives with each other, we are stronger.

I can’t wait to see all the good things to come…