Monthly musing from Rebecca Crichton

When people want to know what 'Creative Aging' means, I often redirect the question to them, asking them what the words mean to them. In some ways, I see the term as an odd form of Rorschach Test, where each person gives their own meaning to the concept. In those days, before Craig's List, Airbnb, or other on-line services, I posted descriptions on sheets of paper with little pull-off tabs in neighborhood venues -- bookstores, grocery stores, coffee shops. Today, organizations and apps keep springing up that assist in finding compatible house mates who can pay to rent a room, sometimes with reduced fees for helping with the homeowner's needs. My article in the August issue of AgeWise King County offers a variety of approaches to inquiring what Legacy means in your life. It invites you to think about what has been left to you, and what you want to leave to the people in your life and to the community you live in. It encourages you to think about how you want to be remembered, as well as suggesting being courageous and asking those close to you what they value and appreciate about you. It's never too early to think about what we receive and what we give to others. How we are remembered might well reflect decisions and actions we take as a result of that exploration. You can read Rebecca's article here — http://www.agewisekingcounty.org/publications/agewisekingcounty/august-2018/leaving-your-legacy/

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