Think About Aging
Aging. We’re all doing it. Yet most of us do not know much about growing older. Many of our ideas about what aging means are mainly projections – both fears and hopes – about our future selves. Why do we age? Were we always afraid to age? In a long-lived society, when does old age begin? On this web page we will explore what we need to know to think about our own aging.
The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
"Adding years to people's lives through the magic of science and medicine, however impressive, is an insufficient ambition for American Society. Our objective, must be to add new life to those years."
President John F. Kennedy, 1961 White House Conference on Aging