Thursday, December 07, 2006

Millie Garfield: Changing the World

Elisa Camahort writes about my mom in ChangeThis :: Women Bloggers: Changing Their Worlds, Changing the World:Happy the Mac is back
Changing the way we age
Millie Garfield may not be the world’s oldest blogger, but at age 81 she’s likely close to it. Millie has discovered an entirely new world full of friends from all over the world and ideas from all over the map. We’ve probably all seen older relatives whose worlds seem to grow smaller as they age. Their friends die or move away; their family may shrink; their physical health may prevent them from getting out and about like they did. Physical and emotional isolation are detrimental to to anyone’s health, let alone those whose condition may already be vulnerable. Blogging represents a way to expand our world and to stay connected to it. It also provides an opportunity to continue to exercise the brain ... reading, writing, debating, formulating ideas, imagining how various experiences can contribute to tomorrow’s blog post! Blogging and active participation in the blog community has the potential to change the way we age, providing unprecedented mental stimulation and emotional fulfillment. Millie doesn’t have the time to wonder whether blogging “keeps her young” ... it keeps her too busy.

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