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Ageless Aging December 2015
December 09, 2015
Hello again,

Here it is December - almost the end of the year. I offer some bits that might add to your musings.

I just renewed our web site for another year and am beginning to update ALL the research - using the latest studies. The field of anti-aging and elder research is growing by leaps and bounds. If you want to get notice of which pages are updated, go to and subscribe with the box below the Navigation bar.

Now to more personal things. First I wish you every good thing as we come to the end of 2015....and the start of 2016.

Many of you celebrate holy days. May they be blessed. And I take comfort in knowing that most of you will reach out to the poor and/or those who are lonely at this time.

A few years ago I read a story of an elder who was sad at this time of year because so many friends and relatives were dead...alone for the holidays. But, like many old fashioned fairy tales, this had a good ending....The 'lonely one' bought and wrapped packages for families in a homeless shelter....and joined a community celebration held by one of the local Churches. Reaching out to others, giving of ourselves - it is so important AND it can be healing.

Your life next year

What are your plans for the next year or two? You have so much to offer. If you are not close to family or if they seem to 'do just fine without you' what about offering your services elsewhere. There are families...and children who could use some connection with a person of experience. There are elders who are alone too often. As the song says, People NEED people. .

If you are in the United States, have you considered the Peace Corps? Yes, the Peace Corps. It seems that persons over age 50 are among frequent volunteers in the Peace Corps. Jimmy Carter's mother, Lillian Carter, gave lots of publicity to this option when she volunteered in her 'old age'. If you want to check it out, go to .

You have so much to offer. All your experience, the fact that you have 'chosen life' and endured - how you do this, what you have used to sustain yourself...this is precious knowledge and somewhere there is a child or an adult who needs such knowledge. May you find a way to pass it on.

Until next year...


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