Am I keeping my brain working hard enough? Writing these posts for two years and now working to turn them into a book should be therapeutic for my 80-something-year-old brain.
All writers are curious about who is reading their work. Are my readers seniors who are looking for a senior living choice? Are you middle-aged kids searching for ideas of how to help your parents make the Last Stop decision? Are there many of you or only a few?
I don’t just like writing my posts; it’s a mission for me. There is plenty of online material advising us seniors of our living choices. And there should be. The projected increase in our numbers is huge: 1 in 5 U.S. residents will be age 65 or older in 2030! The 85 and older population will increase from 5.5 million to 19 million by 2050! However I am not aware of anyone in their eighties who is living the experience and writing about it. That’s me.
Read more about my unpublished book, my thoughts about our aging brains, and also suffer through my lost glasses with me in the Last Stop: Part 24.
This post was written by Margery Fridstein, an author and retired psychotherapist who lives in a CCRC outside of Denver, CO. She is chronicling her experience in the monthly series, “The Last Stop With Margery Fridstein.”