"I want to age differently and I’d love to shift the conversation with my peers from disempowerment to empowerment.

The negative connotations of eldering (conscious aging) will continue unless we demand something different. By shifting to a new eldering-paradigm, we will cultivate an attitude that honors our value. We are creating this new roadmap and becoming the new role models for a society that will continue to live longer.

We have the opportunity to open the doorway—to forge the path of aging consciously, successfully, and mindfully. As we pioneer a new aging process, we can honor our ripening by making life-enhancing choices to become both radiant and wise. I think we all can get on board with that."

Personally, at six dozen, I like getting old.

Aging with Power: How to Boom not Bust — by Kerry Temple-Wood