Take it from her: Women can avoid ‘old age traps’

Nov 18th, 2020 | By | Category: Lifestyles

As a 60-year-old retiree, Pat Garner reassures fellow women in her age group that they can “achieve their ultimate youthful potential in their retirement years instead of becoming fragile, little old ladies in the rocking chair.”

Garner, an anti-aging and nutrition advisor, writes for Put Old on Hold Journal, where she and other writers spout advice aimed at debunking old-style attitudes about chronological age and avoiding traditional “old age traps.”  Women retiring now are destined for the same traditional decline as their older peers unless they take a radical approach to achieving and maintaining youthful, vibrant aging. Garner said.

“When you know the alternatives to old thinking and living, you don’t have to be decrepit and dependent in a wheelchair in your 90s. That’s an avoidable, outdated way of life. We’re doing it and showing what can be done,” she said.

Avoiding outdated ways of life is critical for retired women, says Pat Garner, who’s one of them.