"Aging isn't an imagined concept," says Harry R. Moody. "There's undeniably a component of it that involves a physical slowing down, a decline. However, aging doesn't have to be all gloom and doom."
Moody, the director for academic affairs at AARP, is also a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of conscious aging. He'll be speaking about Later Life Creativity at the Positive Aging Conference, a national conference that will be held November 12 at the U of M.
Says Moody, "When you ask people what they should be concerned about as they age, you'll hear things like good health, being productive, etc. And those are good things--but they are mainly holdovers from things we were concerned about in youth and midlife.