For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!
HOW OLD IS OLD?
by Lisa Rollins,posted Nov 16 2012 12:00AM
A new study finds that most Americans think old age is not represented by a birthday, but by a person's actions.
For the study, researchers interviewed people in their 80’s, their family members, and their paid caregivers. They found that the ability to participate in certain activities, such as grocery shopping or attending medical appointments, serve as a way of identifying if someone is "old."
Oregon State University researcher Michelle Barnhart found says that society views and treats people in their 80’s and 90’s as "not old" if they are aware, active, safe or independent. (Live Science)
NOT OLD? AND THEY’RE IN THEIR 80’s and 90’s?
Lemme tells ya folks, that’s OLD…I’m decades from it and I’m old now…yes, I do everything for myself but not nearly as fast or with as much fun as I once did. Admit it, old is nothing to be ashamed of, it is a sign that you have lots of memories and hopefully lots of loved ones with whom to share them.