It's not hard to find articles about aging, but they tend to focus on decline, and they often exclude the voices of elders themselves. That's why I find the blog Engaging With Aging so refreshing. Two and a half years ago, around the time she turned 95, retired nurse and scholar Doris Carnevali began chronicling her daily life. Her focus is on the "age-related changes" that challenge her and on finding creative ways to adapt to them. "Anyone who thinks of old age as a time of stagnation just hasn’t been there," she writes. "The demands for practical, creative observing, thinking and acting are ever-present."

It’s not hard to find articles about aging, but they tend to focus on decline, and they often exclude the voices of elders themselves. That’s why I find the blog Engaging With Aging so refreshing. Two and a half years ago, around the time she turned 95, retired nurse and scholar Doris Carnevali began chronicling her daily life. Her focus is on the “age-related changes” that challenge her and on finding creative ways to adapt to them. “Anyone who thinks of old age as a time of stagnation just hasn’t been there,” she writes. “The demands for practical, creative observing, thinking and acting are ever-present.”