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by George Hello, I’m George Lorenzo, writer, designer, and curator of this website. I’m a freelance content developer and curator with more than 30 years of experience. A portfolio site with samples of some of my work is located online at UnderstandingXYZ . This is essentially a one-person effort, built entirely through unpaid sweat equity at this time. I’m seeking any investors or volunteers who may want to get involved with the goal of further building out all the information-resources being developed under the banner of Old Anima, perhaps as an independent non-profit entity. Please contact me at george@oldanima.com if you might be interested in getting involved. This labor of love has been going on since late 2015, when I turned 62, and it continues in earnest, with new content added regularly. Much of what I focus on here relates to the philosophy & spirituality  and the psychology of aging, along with the world of work, leisure, and retirement in old age. I don’t focus much on the economics of retirement and living arrangements. In short, I enjoy researching and writing about the emotional sides of growing old and the push toward more meaning and purpose that typically comes with growing old. Physical health issues are not covered in any real depth, although there are some posts with suggestions from health professionals about how to monitor and maintain good health into old age. I also occasionally refer to some of the newer discoveries related to the hard science of aging. The interesting products section could possibly become a venue for generating sponsorship revenue. As it stands now, I post links to, and brief descriptions of, new and interestng unique products that look to be most helpful to old agers. These products are discovered through deep web searches as well as via information I receive through numerous email subscriptions. The resources on aging section features plenty of links to sites that I hope you find helpful. Thanks for stopping by, George  
“We urgently need people who concentrate on the meaning of life rather than simply the speed, the mechanization, the computerization of it.”        - Joan Chittister  
More About the Content Published on the Old Anima Website Site visitors who are interested in the academic research and professional viewpoints on aging might find the resources on aging section interesting and helpful - divided into the following sections: Aging Organizations Publishers (Aging Related) Philosophy Psychology Spirituality Health Work & Reitrement Publishers (miscellaneous) In general, these sections are not extraordinary long lists of links because they are all carefully selected websites that adhere to the 5WsH criteria I use for indentifying valid and authoritative providers of information. The other sections of the Old Anima website - excluding the interesting products section - are essays I have written that refer to many of the links provided in the resources on aging sections. To be perfectly honest and transparent, some of these essays can be perceived as a bit tedious and long-winded. Others are relatively short and more to the point. Many also weave in some of  my personal experiences with growing older. I continue to add new essays every week or two as I read through and highlight the research on aging. Some of these essays can use a bit of editing and proofreading, at times. I try to re-read them as often as possible to correct any errors. Being a one-person shop, I can certainly use some professional help in this area. Still, I feel the essays, overall, are very well thought out and can definitely be helpful. I don’t write them willy-nilly, so to speak. They are all based on my many varied and interesting studies from the world of aging. I put in a sincere and time-consuming effort to make my essays easy to understand and meaningful. In the end, it is my sincere hope that site visitors will find something useful in the essays that will help them with getting a keener understanding of what it means to grow old.
Old Anima
© Copyright 2019. UnderstandingXYZ.com. All rights reserved.
by George Hello, I’m George Lorenzo, writer, designer, and curator of this website. I’m a freelance content developer and curator with more than 30 years of experience. A portfolio site with samples of some of my work is located online at UnderstandingXYZ . This is essentially a one- person effort, bulit entirely through unpaid sweat equity at this time. I’m seeking any investors or volunteers who may want to get involved with the goal of further buidling out all the information-resources being developed under the banner of Old Anima, possibly as an independent non- profit entity. Please contact me at george@oldanima.com if you might be interested in getting involved. This labor of love has been going on since late 2015, when I turned 62, and it continues in earnest, with new content being added on an almost daily basis. Much of what I focus on here relates to the philosophy  and psychology of aging, along with the world of work and leisure in old age. I don’t focus much on the economics of retirement and living arrangements. In short, I enjoy researching and writing about the emotional sides of growing old and the push toward more meaning and purpose that typically comes with growing old. Physical health issues are not covered in any real depth, although there are some posts with suggestions from health professionals about how to monitor and maintain good health into old age. I also occasionally refer to some of the newer discoveries related to the hard science of aging. The interesting products section could possibly become a venue for generating advertising and sponsorship revenue. As it stands now, I post links to, and brief descriptions of, unique products that look to be most helpful to old agers. These products are discovered through deep web searches as well as via information I receive through numerous email subscriptions. The resources on aging section features plenty of great links to sites that I hope you find helpful. Thanks for stopping by, George  
“We urgently need people who concentrate on the meaning of life rather than simply the speed, the mechanization, the computerization of it.”              - Joan Chittister  
More About the Content Published on the Old Anima Website Site visitors who are interested in the academic research and professional viewpoints on aging might find the resources on aging section interesting and helpful - divided into the following sections: Aging Organizations Publishers (Aging Related) Philosophy Psychology Spirituality Health Work & Reitrement Publishers (miscellaneous) In general, these sections are not extraordinary long lists of links because they are all carefully selected websites that adhere to the 5WsH criteria I use for indentifying valid and authoritative providers of information. The other sections of the Old Anima website - excluding the interesting products section - are essays I have written that refer to many of the links provided in the resources on aging sections. To be perfectly honest and transparent, some of these essays can be perceived as a bit tedious and long-winded. Others are relatively short and more to the point. Many also weave in some of  my personal experiences with growing older. I continue to add new essays every week or two as I read through and highlight the research on aging. Some of these essays can use a bit of editing and proofreading, at times. I try to re-read them as often as possible to correct any errors. Being a one-person shop, I can certainly use some professional help in this area. Still, I feel the essays, overall, are very well thought out and can definitely be helpful. I don’t write them willy-nilly, so to speak. They are all based on my many varied and interesting studies from the world of aging. I put in a sincere and time-consuming effort to make my essays easy to understand and meaningful. In the end, it is my sincere hope that site visitors will find something useful in the essays that will help them with getting a keener understanding of what it means to grow old.
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