Close your eyes and pretend with me. Visualize yourself as a doctor about to enter a treatment room where you will be meeting a new patient for the first time. You see her birthday and know she is 75. What does that tell you? Think about that for a moment.
You could open the door to find a nursing home patient accompanied by a family member, a person of compromised mental capacity.
You could open the door and find a woman in a hurry because she's on her way to a League of Women Voters meeting and has other committee meetings to attend that day.
Why then do you suppose so much is assumed by knowing a person's age? When do we become old? In the current political campaign we have two candidates pushing 70 and one 75. Is that old?
When children today hear the word 'grandmother' what picture forms in their mind?
Due to the advanced healthcare available today people are living longer and often in much better physical condition that ever before, but has the world's idea of old changed?
Have you experienced any discrimination because of your age? I can't say that I have. Of course I've not tried looking for a job. I actually think I've had more positive than negative experiences being in the elder stage of life.
Would you like to see changes in the way people our age are viewed or are you happy just the way things are today?