TED Conversations

Katherine Ellington


This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

What does aging well look and feel like? Do have elders in your life, work place and community who defy stereotypes and limitations?

October 1st is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, which celebrates achievements and contributions of older people make in our society as well as the economy. Those who age well often live well. The world is becoming healthier in some places with a 1 in 3 possibility of living until your 100 years old. It not just genes, but place matters for health. So let's talk aging well for the future.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Oct 5 2013: I'll give it some thought. I wanted to mention that I like your use of the word Elders. I often here the sterile term "Senior Citizen" used. The only people I know who use the word Elders regularly are friends of mine who are Native American.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.