GRAND Magazine - November/December 2018 - 15

"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up
enthusiasm wrinkles the soul" - Sam Ullman
BY MOLLY WATTS

I

f you are like most people
our age, you have a certain amount of fear and
worry when it comes to aging.
You've noticed changes in yourself-a dependence on reading
glasses, a changing waistline,
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eighty, but really spent the last
twenty years of her life in steady decline. In

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"As I started my own 'aging'
journey, I realized pretty
quickly that I wanted to avoid
aging like my mother and
achieve aging like my dad."

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years of my dad's life.
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