Julia Child wrote her first cookbook when she was 50. Laura Ingels Wilder published her first book at age 65. Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses, started painting at 78. Louise Bourgeois wasn't featured in the Museum of Modern Art until she was 71.
While aging used to be viewed skeptically— seen as a decline in abilities and functioning - over time, there’s been a shift in the way people see aging. Now people consider growing older to be a positive rite of passage. Healthy aging is about continuing old passions or finding new ones, using your talents, and finding purpose in each and every day.