The fact is that older adults today, the Boomers, are better educated, healthier, and more financially secure than any other previous generation.They're also more engaged in learning and interested in contributing to their communities.By the year 2030, 1 in every 5 Americans will be over 65.We tend to have a pretty dismal image of older age in our society: decline, disability, depression, death.But there's far less attention paid to what people of all ages receive from the old.It's the experience of life in a complex, interdependent, multigenerational society that, more than anything else, teaches us how to be human.
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In an environment where many social networks now encourage or mandate real names, the freedom to use a moniker is refreshing, according to Chris Hajek, a professor of communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio.“[They] fulfill a need other sites or other forms of communication don’t,” he says.
It’s a premise Ekho Powell, a 33-year-old public relations professional in Florida, agrees with.