Auto-Gerontology: A Personal Odyssey.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
The four leading theories of optimal aging are activity, continuity, successful aging, and selective optimization with adaptation. All tend to support the slogan, "Use it or lose it." I have tried to continue using my abilities in four key areas: professional, volunteer, personal relationships, and physical fitness. Ageism also has become personal for me because I have made it a personal priority to do what I can to reduce ageism. This includes research and writing, developing a list of 45 advantages to aging, avoiding ageist jokes and language, developing positive slogans about aging, maintaining personal fitness, going on birthday adventures, and being proud of my age (85). I close with answers to some questions about auto-gerontology.
- Palmore, EB
- November 2017
Volume / Issue
- 36 / 11
Start / End Page
- 1295 - 1305
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States