To resist the frigidity of old age, o... Posted on October 11, 2020 by Darker To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
One last point I d like to share.. . . An interesting and often overlooked question is what happens to the civil rights of older adults, when as a matter of chronological age and sometimes other circumstances, a person is categorized as an elder and entitled to protections based on their potential status as victim. Here’s a link to an article by Nina Kohn from 2009 entitled “Outliving Civil Rights.” Kohn is a law professor and discusses the intersection of constitutional rights and mandatory reporting. Whether one views these laws designed to protect elders as helpful or paternalistic is a matter of perspective, but she raises interesting questions about the swinging pendulum leaning toward more protections and the dark side of that movement which can involve curtailment of civil rights.