The following article by Marvin Hoffman, former associate director of the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Ed Program, appeared first in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune. It reminded me of several of my own posts on why we want to avoid Geezer Ghettos, both for ourselves as advancing geezers, and especially for those coming up behind us, no matter how far behind us.
Here’s an excerpt from Mr. Hoffman’s piece:
I don't believe age automatically imparts wisdom, but I do believe that being around a while longer than others gives you access to a larger bag of tricks. I also think that because of the dynamics of their own family situations, children need a variety of options for building adult relationships. Having geezers around may actually be useful to some kids, who are confronted with a sea of 20- and 30-somethings.