Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How Do You See Seniors?

How do you see seniors? How do you think you'll feel as a senior?

Each birthday I realize there isn't much change to who I am. I feel a bit wiser, and the aches and pains of aging seem to let me know I'm older, but I don't feel older. I don't think there's an age where you magically change or morph into someone else. Yet society as a whole, looks at seniors as some old person, without looking at them as the people they've always been.

I am working on a book to change the perception of seniors in America, called Behind the Old Face. If we all realize that, God willing, we will grow old, how do you think you'll feel? How do you think those around you will see you? How do you want to be treated?

Here is a video from seniors perspectives. Maybe next time interact with a senior you will think about their perspective?


  1. Educating the health care professional during their training should be a must..This video is priceless.

  2. The attitude of youngsters need to change. Not the Oldsters. This is all about health and hobbies. So experience, wisdom, knowledge all disappear when someone becomes a "senior".

  3. Hello:

    I love seniors, and our aging parents. There have been many great times, and hard times over the last 10 years. My Dad died of Cancer in 2005, and I just lost my mother in June, 2008 to Alz.

    I wanted to find a way to help others who are coping with the declining health or death of a parent. With a volunteer board, we started:

    Losing our Parent. We are a registered charity.

    Please drop by for a visit, and share your story.

    Take care

    Your blog is great, good luck.


  4. This is great. I run a continuing education company for healthcare professionals. This would be great for all those in healthcare to view!

    I lived in Charleston for a short time. It was great to see all of these lovely people from that area.

  5. The work you do, Angil, is priceless. God bless you for advocating for our seniors. I don't think people really realize the rich lives seniors have led, the wonderful experiences they've been through, or the great range of emotions they've experienced in all those decades of life (and change). This video--and more so, your work--are great reminders that we have a valuable resource and a precious gift in our older citizens. They deserve to be treated with love and respect. Good for you for stepping up to remind us.

  6. As a geriatric care manager and daughter who took care of her mom until she drew her last breath, I am so grateful to you angil for posting this youtube on graceful aging. I'm nearly there myself and will turn 60 this year. Thank you, keep me on your mailing list, and let me know when your book is published.

    taking care of a parent with dementia changes you forever.....

    Olga Brunner, MS, CMC
    A Good Daughter Elder Care Management
    Boca Raton, Fl. 33431


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