Aging & Aging Parents
What Are The Unique Challenges Of Aging?
In our culture, age is a dirty word and aging is something to hide. We put so much stock in youth or the appearance of youth that we come to grieve the early signs of aging—crow’s feet that cluster around the eyes, the silvering of hair, or the loss of muscle tone—in the same way that we’d suffer a loss. We forget that aging is a natural stage of life — one that can be amazing and wonderful if we can lean into it even as we fight it off.