Our Picks

As the aging population grows, so does the plentiful stream of writing, film, Internet, data, audio, and other resources about being and becoming older. A few of our favorites:

When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ‘New Normal’ by Jane Brody

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/well/live/when-life-throws-you-curveballs-embrace-the-new-normal.html
A brief but powerful essay about one’s approach to life, including one’s older life.

When Things Go Missing by Kathryn Schulz

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/13/when-things-go-missing
A longer, contemplative essay about loss.

Overflow by Calvin Trillin

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/05/05/overflow
Brief and humorous, a witty break from heavier aging matters.

Reframing Aging from the FrameWorks Institute

https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/reframing-aging
Research- and resource-focused, a bit academic, and a refreshing perspective.

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