"When will people realize that older generations have so much to offer? The knowledge they possess, unless passed on to newer generations, is lost forever once they pass on. Everyone has skills and knowledge they can pass on – the younger generation just has to understand and realize it’s there. All you have to do is start the conversation."
"There is a myth about ageing that says we, the older generation, are a burden on society. Most of the ‘old’ people I know work for free in hospitals, benevolent societies, and help train illiterate youths for jobs. We don't sit in rocking chairs on the front porch and wait to be served. We go out and serve society in many ways."
"I have gained so much knowledge from my Elders; from my own Grandparents to strangers I have met through volunteering at Senior Centres and participating with my Grandmother's senior group at Christmas time. I think seniors are sometimes perceived as ‘slow: and no longer can think for themselves.’ As far as I'm concerned, the complete opposite is true. I believe that if young people would take the time to stop, learn and enjoy what the elderly community have to offer, they would realize that 'Age is More.' "
"Age is wisdom, experience, knowledge, hard work, loving, being loved, caring, knowing why the sky is blue, appreciating a sunset, finding joy in the simple things in life, holding a baby in your arms, watching your children grow up and hoping they remembered all you taught them, shedding a tear when a friend or family member passes on, enjoying your friends, and remembering all the years that have passed good and bad, knowing that they both helped mould you into the person you are and that you have made a difference in this world."