My friend and fearless leader of the Elderbloggers, Ronni Bennett of Time Goes By has begun a crusade to encourage Oprah to support and address the issues of aging in our society. I say, "Amen and Hallelujah!" It's about time, Oprah, that you realize that, at 55, you're no longer a spring chicken, as my granny used to say and that aging can be a rich and vital experience if approached properly.
Besides, we elders of today aren't the same as our grandparents. We are great in numbers that are growing by leaps and bounds. Most of us are still active and interested in being included in society. All one has to do is read our blogs to learn what a diverse, active and engaged group we are. Oh, and I forgot "fun"! We like fun. We are not caricatures or objects for derision or disdain. We are here, for better or worse and we want you on our side, Oprah.
Dr. Bill Thomas, a physician, geriatrician, author and blogger at Changing Aging, made the excellent video below and makes an offer you shouldn't refuse, Oprah. Please join with him to improve the future for elders.