Mary Dejevsky, a columnist with The Independent in the UK, has an interesting take on the ageing of society.   Using the 91-year old author Diane Athill as an example, Ms. Dejevsky makes a good case for celebrating ageing instead of fearing the consequences.

She thinks that changing demographics in Britain should bring new opportunities and create more community involvement and work environments, melding together generations in new and exciting ways.  As she states in the column, “There is surely no reason – except atrophied social thinking – why those now too often dismissed as “elderly” should not contribute far more to society than they do.”

And she raises the issue of when to ‘call it a day’, i.e., be able to choose when to die.   She thinks that could be the next medical and demographic frontier.   After you read her column, share your thoughts with us.

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