“I believe if more people could put the blinders on periodically they wouldn’t be so judgmental; they would take time to get to know people and care for people in the manner that blindness has made me care about people, from the inside out” is a quote from the book, Inner Vision, the Story of the World’s Greatest Blind Athlete by Craig MacFarlane who is also a motivational speaker.  How many times do we judge people by our first impression?  It happens all the time especially with older people. Older people face age discrimination in many ways, employment opportunities and value to society are just two.  They’re also seen as walking slower, thinking slower, acting slower. However many have colorful histories to tell and information to share if given the opportunity. Volunteer to spend time with an older adult and gain a new appreciation and understanding of what it means to age gracefully.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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