As a child I was once taken to a concert, and I remember little of it except for the song lyrics, “this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”. I wondered at the time, what is an “age of” something, and how do you know it’s dawning?
Well, I’m going to tell you that this is the dawning of the age of wellbeing.
In your own mind, think about present attitudes towards aging? What words come to mind? Write down ten of them. I bet that most of them are negative, or involve apprehension.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Like me, you are probably a person with years of career experience. You’ve probably been extremely independent, made your own choices about family, travel, relationships, finances. You may have even finished university, or achieved a professional certification. Do you want to give that all up at some magic “age” number? No way! Like me, you plan to live a full life for as long as possible, involving lifelong learning, fun, friendships, and independent decision-making. You’ll want to do everything you can to stay active, engaged, and cognitively healthy.
I’m happy to have you along with me as we explore the new ways we’ll together create and negotiate a new way of aging.
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