Facing Old Age, What to Do With My One Precious, Fleeting Life?

Author’s Own Photo: A Pandemic Birthday

When your children are full-grown and both your parents and your in-laws have died, it’s possible you’re in the Third Age, like I am. The Third Age is a term from gerontology — the study of aging — that means early old age, not yet to the advanced old age category, now considered, “The Fourth Age.” So consider the Third Age to be from around 60 to 70-plus.

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Kathryn Betts Adams, MSW, PhD

Kathryn Betts Adams, MSW, PhD

Gerontologist. Baby Boomer. OnlyDaughter. Mom of two. Writing on aging, health, family relationships, mental health. Find me at https://KathrynBettsAdams.com