Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune about differences in age groups, ageism, and communication. She writes:
As an official senior citizen, one over the age of 65, I am discovering many differences between “old” and “young” people. I find many of my age group wondering, “Now what?” We were competent employees, but adapting to long-anticipated free time can be challenging. Generally speaking, we have launched our family, have fewer responsibilities and no job to report to daily. So, what to do next? I don’t have grandchildren, so childcare is not a viable option. There are clubs and church, but on a deeper level, what is our purpose? To develop a sense of worth, meaning and fulfillment, we need to have something to strive for and create a new identity for ourselves.