The admonition to "act your age" is becoming increasingly difficult to pin down. And more than a few people are glad to see this change as they discover that maturity doesn't have to mean decline, inactivity, or poor health.

"Perpetual middle age—or spiritual renewal?" in this week's Sentinel refers to a study that shows nearly half of all the people between the ages of 66 and 75 who were interviewed consider themselves to be "middle aged."

These people have probably found that their interest in life and their capacities haven't been exhausted by the passing of time. The writer of the article, Kathryn Wood, tells of her own spiritual discoveries along these lines.

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September 30, 1991

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