Experience of Seniors (4)
Vivian Beasley, 75, of Powhatan couldn’t tell you how long exactly she has had Alzheimer’s. After all, she has no shame in admitting that these days, she can’t “remember much of anything.”
There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or worries about falling.
Seniors are having a moment. As the U.S. population trends upward in age, the definition of what it means to be a “senior citizen” is shifting.
It seems like a usual day. Everything’s normal. Then it comes out of nowhere.
You’re stepping off a curb and suddenly the world seems to tilt. Or, you’re going down the stairs and there’s no longer a step where you expect it to be.
And down you go.