In the past several months I have become alarmed by the large number of articles on the internet about elder problems. No doubt, there are elder folks that have various problems, but let's not perpetrate the myth that all elders are frail, mentally deficient, and lack good judgement.
I am 73, about the same age as Jane Fonda, the actress. She has had the benefit of a face lift. So think - when you look at her, do you really think elder? Do you immediately doubt that she is in full control of her life?
Because I have not had a "lift", I look elderly which has come to mean wrinkled, feeble physically and mentally dim.