Is Aging An Issue For You?

I’ve written that aging was never an issue for Lenette and me until shortly before we moved into our senior village. Only then did we confront it, as it was right in our face. Lenette and I lived life as if each day was another day to do what we did yesterday, perhaps even a bit better. Getting old was not anything we were aware of or thought of.

Today we still live each day, but we are starkly aware of our agedness. We are surrounded by and live with old people. Besides our socializing and dialogue, no one is unaware of their age issues. All realize that everything is temporary, including us. This we see every day. People fall, and walkers and canes become essential aids. Hearing aids that become worthless in crowded rooms are worn by most. Oxygen, when necessary full time is wheeled or carried. So, with increasing handicaps, people function until they are gone.

If you are one of those who, over the years, had thought about getting old, I would like to know what thoughts you had and why. I have some advice (I usually do) to share. You are getting old, and there is no escaping this. So, make the most of this day and do not count on the next. Tomorrow is only a guess on your part.  Life is a journey, and like the pages in a good novel, they connect to each other. You need to read each page in order to relate to the next one. A good book is worth this process, as is the “good life.” Don’t miss today. It is yours, and there is no guarantee that tomorrow will be.

I age, here for you—You age and here for me too—We age together


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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