What does it mean to grow old gracefully?
The attitudes conveyed in popular media about growing older range from pity to condescension to trite stereotypes. Mention “aging” and many people slither into denial.
And yet there’s no denying: Every seven seconds, another person turns age 50.
In just a few short years, close to 30% of the US population will be made up of people 55 and older, and even the median age of Americans in the work force will rise to 42. Growing old in the modern world poses new, uncharted challenges. Join us as we wade through these waters ourselves by talking to people who have compelling perspectives on the changes.
Gracefully aims to show, through the stories we share, that while aging is inevitable, how we deal with it is a choice.