Issues of Aging
[M]ore than half of all the human beings who have ever lived beyond age 65 are alive today.
—Moody, 2010, p. xxix
I’m convinced that the challenge of aging isn’t to stay young; it’s not only to grow old but to grow whole—to come into your own. The aging process is woven into human destiny. It’s your time to embrace that challenge and figure out who you are, now that you’re not who you were.
—Goldman, 2009, p. 12
Growing old is inevitable, but what that means is far from constant. In the United States and many countries globally, living to sixty-five and beyond is increasingly common. Although the age of sixty-five is typically used to define the older adult population in the United States, ...