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How old is old?

Cher ((AP Photo/Chris Pizzello))
Cher ((AP Photo/Chris Pizzello))

How old is old??

Rebecca and I initiated our EndNotes column primarily for our generation, the Baby Boomers, to address issues around aging, illness, death/dying and etiquette needed in these situations. A new poll finds three-quarters of all baby boomers still consider themselves middle-aged or younger, and that includes most of the boomers who are ages 57-65.

When I was 14 I remember looking ahead to the millennium when I would turn 45. I imagined myself as graying and past my prime – that image could not be more wrong. I am enjoying my life now more than ever. I hope to continue on this path until…

So, gentle reader, how old is old? How do you see yourself, your life 20 years from now?

(AP photo of Cher at 65)


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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.