Learning new skills and tackling new fields of knowledge is not all that hard for older folks. We have a lot of advantages that come with lived experience.
Some abilities that ripen with age:
ability to focus better
ability to “get the drift” easier
ability to anticipate likely outcomes
Although we may become more cautious as we age we are still interested in taking chances and following up new leads.
For example, new technology; there is no age limit to learning how to set up a solar array. Get a friend (of any age) to show you how to search You Tube instructions on the internet.
Most important – Reach out and talk to your friends about your new interest. Don’t be surprised at the wealth of valuable input and networking that emerges.