What Is Old Age For?
by William H. Thomas
It turns out there is a reason humans live decades after our reproductive years end, a reason obscured by references to “the golden years” and endless products designed to keep us young. The truth is we need our elders to be elders.
Parenting: The Sequel
Interview by Dee Axelrod
Steve and Rita Old Coyote have already raised four children, so why is their home still full of toddlers?
Of, By, and For Seniors
by Robert Marshall
Retirees with skills, time, and friendship to offer. Elders who need care. A cooperative in Japan helps them get connected.
Seven Ways to Keep Your Marbles
by Jeannette Franks
Is the answer crossword puzzles or brisk daily walks? What scientists say about how to keep sharp.
Retirement Crisis, Real or Imagined?
by Gar Alperovitz
Social security privatization, the collapse of private pensions, low rates of savings—what should we do?
by Judith Kirstein-Keshet
Each day Palestinians pass through checkpoints, and Israeli women, many of them elders, keep watch.
The Folk Rock On
by Utah Phillips as told to Dee Axelrod
How an old-time performer joined forces with an alternative rock idol.