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Being Old In America

Failure To Thrive

Image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay

In the United States older people are not valued, and most people are in denial about the reality of their own aging. Lip service is given to “honoring those brave men and women who have given so much to our country,”but older people are often ignored or treated with disrespect. There are some cultural exceptions with minority groups more likely to make their elders feel that they can still play…

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John O'Neill

John O'Neill

Retired human services executive, living in Massachusetts near Boston, trying to be a better human being each day than the day before.