Living: Older - But Coming on Strong

Aging no longer has to mean sickness, senility and sexlessness

Doctors who specialize in treating old people delight in telling the story of a 90-year-old man named Morris who has a complaint about his left knee. Says his exasperated physician: "For heaven's sake, at your age what do you expect?" Rejoins Morris feistily: "Now look here, Doc, my right knee is also 90, and it doesn't hurt." It is an apocryphal tale with a pointed message. As long as anyone can remember, old age and disability have been paired as naturally and inevitably as the horse and carriage or death and taxes. After all, advancing years have been seen by most...

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