The Graying of America

Two elderly women with glasses: the woman on the left wears large  sunglasses and a series of politically themed buttons on her blouse, some of which read “Vote” and “Strike” and “Peace.” Meet Irja and Lucille…

The only lucid residents at a retirement home for political progressives, these two best friends experience later life with vitality, dignity, humor and purpose.

They’re old, they’re bold and they’ll change the way you think about aging.
A group of people wave signs at a protest, including an elderly woman in a wheelchair, dressed in a straw hat at sunglasses and raising a poster that reads “HMOs Make Me SICK!”
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