Although my current age of 55 means I’m no longer a young pup, it doesn’t mean I’m a mangy mutt, either. And even though I’m now considered a senior, I sure don’t feel or act like one. And my wife agrees. She says I have more of a sophomoric sense of humor and a junior highish level of maturity.
And not only do I not act my age, I don’t look my age either. I know for a fact that people seeing me...
We all know the stereotypes of aging. Either you’re seen as decrepit with one foot in the grave, or you’re supposed to be a model for vital aging — Botoxed 85-year-old women do Pilates and elderly men complete Iron Man competitions and scale Mt. McKinley.
Some people with neuromuscular diseases are experiencing grandparenthood, retirement and other welcome hallmarks of a long life. But the golden years may also bring some not-so-pleasant surprises.
The future isn't what it used to be.