If you look at the web statistics for who reads about aging it is disheartening. The largest group of people to be old at one time is upon us with all its accompanying challenges, yet avoidance or denial seems to in high gear. Yet on the way to getting old or rather really old the reality is that there is wealth of information out there.
Let me point you to a valuable resource that lists the top 60 aging blogs at: https://blog.feedspot.com/aging_blogs/
Here at one site you can browse through all the various approaches to dealing with the age wave; aging wisely, aging disgracefully and of course conquering aging. There are blogs, newsletters, and links to YouTube and I am sure some marketing along the way but a wealth of perspectives none the less. There are personal blogs on being a over active octogenarian to the nuts and bolts of how health care policy is made. There is a ‘fight aging’ website#5 that gives you more information on longevity science than you probably want to know.
Some of my own regular reads are in the list. One of my favorites is Dr Bill Thomas’s blog at ChangingAging.org #7. His guest bloggers are always thinking outside the box of ageism. Dr Laurie Orlov is always her tech savvy but discerning best at aginginplacetech.org #10. My blog with its new name waystostay.org is at number #56. Each blog listed has the most recent posts easy to link into under the website’s name.
There are many blogs about caring for parents and of course more health incentives to stay younger healthier longer. Many of these sites are are regional with specific resources for the Pacific Northwest, California or New England.
One of my new favorites is Ashton Applewhite’s blog, Thischairrocks.com #26. I had listened to her TED talk earlier in the year and was impressed by the depth of the thought and the breath of her vision on this whole aging thing. It is a much longer read than my simple 500 word musings, but it is well worth it. Her latest one talks about able-ism and where we go from here on making a better ending to our story: https://thischairrocks.com/2018/07/31/whos-going-to-create-a-better-narrative-of-old-age-in-america/.
Able-ism is a new way to separate us even as we all get older together. It is a subject I have yet to dive into.
So as we go into the valley of the shadow of aging, there is much to keep us company. And that is a good thing for aging.