Respecting Elders, Becoming Elders
Searching for simple and practical ways to live sustainably? Want to be part of the solution? Looking to create a safer world for yourself and your family?
U.S. public opinion is turning against continued occupation of Iraq. But how might we extract ourselves?
These grandparents bring savvy and compassion to the task of raising another generation
Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
The general wisdom was, until recently, “If you want to live a long, healthy life, choose your grandparents wisely.” While of course one can’t, just 30 percent of physical aging is genetically predetermined, according to an eight-year study of 1,000 well-functioning seniors, by MacArthur “genius” grant recipients John Rowe and Robert Kahn.
The work of elders may never have been so important as it is today, when the continuation of life on Earth is at stake and wisdom is in short supply
Social Security is in crisis, according to some. Private pension systems—like United Airlines' and Enron's are also unraveling. And Americans' rate of savings is dropping through the floor. Will you have the money to retire? Will anyone?