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New York Times: The Liberation of Growing Old

WHY do we have such punitive attitudes toward old people? Granted, the ancients did hideous things to elders who were unable to work but still needed food and care, but in more recent times, that had changed: In 18th-century New England, it was common for people to make themselves seem older by adding years to their real age, rather than subtracting them.

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KUT: How ‘Golden Girls’ Models the Future Of Senior Housing in Central Texas

The number of seniors living in Central Texas is soaring – and so is the cost of living.  That’s making “The Golden Girls” far more than a funny ’80s TV show. The show’s shared-living arrangement could become a template for senior

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