065 Reconsidering Successful Aging


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In This Episode:

For Older Americans Month, Dr. K reflects on what it means to “successfully age,” and how we might help older adults accordingly. She covers:

  • How our conception of “successful” or “better” aging influences the way we judge others and ourselves
  • How the media and others often depict successful aging, and why this is problematic
  • A different model of success in aging which puts more emphasis on adapting to — rather than managing to avoid — common age-related challenges
  • Why aging might be less about individual choices than many people think
  • How we might better appreciate older adults for their resilience and adaptations to late-life challenges

Related episode:

055 Interview: Bill Thomas on Ageism & Innovations to Improve Aging

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