"Anyone who thinks of old age as a time of stagnation just hasn’t been there," writes Doris Carnevali.

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.”